Angra dos Reis

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Angra dos Reis which includes boating, a bay or harbor and a sunset

Colonial landmarks, emerald waters, dozens of white-sand beaches and forest-clad tropical islands make this a quintessential beach town on the Costa Verde.

Angra dos Reis is the Bay of Kings, a picturesque coastal city that invites you to enjoy beachcombing, sunbathing and watersport activities at their best. A busy commercial center sits in the foothills of the Mantiqueira Mountains and looks out over a bay scattered with hundreds of islands. European explorers first established a colonial town in Angra dos Reis in 1502. Since then it has grown from a fishing village and shipbuilding port to a popular destination on Brazil’s glorious southeast coast.

Architectural gems and pretty squares line the cluster of bustling city center streets. Visit Angra dos Reis City Hall, the Church of Our Lady da Lapa e Boa Morte, which has an interesting sacred art museum, and the Martriz Church. Browse exhibitions and attend performing arts shows at the Culture House of Brazil Poets. Watch fishermen bring in their day’s catch at Angra dos Reis Port and then experience the buying and selling at the Fish Market.

Cais Turístico de Santa Luzia is the city’s main tourist pier, from where boats depart constantly for an archipelago of the over 300 islands. About a 90-minute journey away is Ilha Grande, a one-time pirate’s hideout, former leper colony and now tropical retreat. Hike trails to hilltop lookouts, waterfalls and beaches, such as Lopes Mendes Beach, and go snorkeling at the Blue Lagoon. Other islands include the scuba-diving haven Ilha da Gipoia, Ilha Itanhangá and Ilha de Paquetá (not to be confused with the Ilha de Paquetá in Rio Bay).

There are miles of delightful beaches to discover in Angra dos Reis without having to board a boat. Hop between them while traveling along the winding beach road. East of the center is Anil Beach and Camorim Beach. To the west is Bonfim Beach and Vila Velha Beach while to the north is Enseada Beach.

Large international airports close to Angra dos Reis are in Río de Janeiro or São Paulo. Public buses and private shuttles operate from both cities. Consider visiting in the winter season to enjoy cooler temperatures, minimal rainfall and fewer travelers.

Where to stay in Angra dos Reis

Angra Beach Hotel
Angra Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua Jose Watanabe, 111, Parque das Palmeiras, Angra dos Reis, RJ, 23906-520
The price is $67 per night from May 19 to May 20
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Angra dos Reis. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the room service in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (144 reviews)
"Great value for the money"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2022

Angra Beach Hotel
Recreio da Praia
Recreio da Praia
3 out of 5
R. da Praia, s/n - Vila do Abraão, Angra dos Reis
Stay at this 3-star beach pousada in Angra dos Reis. Enjoy free breakfast, a steam room, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the pool in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (133 reviews)
"Love the property. Close to shopping and restaurants. The nicest beach front property in the island."

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2022

Recreio da Praia
Vila Gale Eco Resort de Angra - All Inclusive
Vila Gale Eco Resort de Angra - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Estrada Vereador Benedito Adelino, 8413, Fazenda Tangua, Angra dos Reis, RJ, 23909-901
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Angra dos Reis. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the spacious rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (509 reviews)
"Great food, but few options. Few staff to attend all demand."

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Vila Gale Eco Resort de Angra - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Best Flat in Angra dos Reis - Inside Costabella Angra Resort
Best Flat in Angra dos Reis - Inside Costabella Angra Resort
Angra dos Reis, RJ
The price is $138 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 16
Stay at this beach apartment in Angra dos Reis. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a beach locale. Popular attractions Ilha da Caieira and Ilha do Cavaquinho ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Lovely apartment, great location
"We had a great time in Fabio's apartment. It is a perfect location, easy to explore Angra. A car is a good idea to have. Fabio and Etes were very good at making sure we had everything we needed. Super thanks!"

Reviewed on May 21, 2017

Best Flat in Angra dos Reis - Inside Costabella Angra Resort
Cabanas Paraíso
Cabanas Paraíso
2 out of 5
Praia Brava De Palmas - Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis, RJ, 23900-000
Stay at this beach cabin in Angra dos Reis. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (31 reviews)
"We had an amazing time at Cabanas Paraiso. It really is paradise. You get your own private beach, a great breakfast and the staff is really helpful. If you are considering going to Cabanas Paraiso just do it!"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

Cabanas Paraíso
Bela Casa Ilha Grande
Bela Casa Ilha Grande
2 out of 5
Rua das Flores, 44, Vila do Abraao, Angra dos Reis, RJ, 23968-000
Stay at this beach vacation home in Angra dos Reis. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Praia do Recanto and Elite Dive ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
A great, affordable hostel with clean rooms
"People were great, rooms were VERY clean, showers were nice and the breakfast was quite good as well--also the night i checked in i left my portable battery and iPhone cable on the front desk, and it was exactly where i left it the night before. I don't recommend doing this, but I think it says something ..."

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2019

Bela Casa Ilha Grande
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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