My Ilha Grande Photos – Brazils third largest island. Covered in beautiful rainforest and lined by white sand beaches, Ilha Grande is the perfect island getaway. There is not a single motor vehicle on the island, transport is bicycle or your own legs and they can take you anywhere as long as you have got the time. We spent four nights here. Three full days were spent beach hopping by boat, a trek to the stunning beach, Lopes Mendes and another trek along the beautiful waterfall trail ending up again on a perfect beach. With 60% national park there is plenty of wildlife to see, keep your eyes open and voices down. All this is only two hours and a boat ride from the crazy busy Rio de Janeiro. Loved it!