Ilha Grande can be reached from Conceição do Jacarei or Angra dos Reis. It is about 133 km from Rio de Janeiro to Conceição de Jacarei (2h), and 144 km from Rio to Angra dos Reis (2,5h). Between São Paulo and Angra dos Reis it is about 450 km (7h).
How to get from Rio de Janeiro
FROM RIO take a bus (the company is COSTA VERDE) at the Rodoviaria Novo Rio station to Angra dos Reis. The bus trip to Angra takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. Buses leave to Angra every hour or so.
We can also arrange a CAR SERVICE to pick you up from the airport or hotel in Rio and take you to a small town called Conceição do Jacarei, located 30 minutes before Angra. From Conceição you can take a 20 minutes private FAST BOAT direct to Asalem.
The prices for the private car or boat services are:
Car Service (up to two people) = 590 reais
Fast Boat (up to two people) = 690 reais
Different types of boats departure from Angra between 10 am and 4 pm. And from Conceição do Jacarei between 8 am and 6 pm (the last boat).
The main Ferryboat to Ilha Grande (Vila do Abraão) leaves from Angra dos Reis. The trip is 1 hour and 30-minute. The ferry during weekdays departures at 3:30 pm from the Cais da Lapa pier and during weekends and holidays at 1:30 pm. It returns from Abraão Village daily at 10 am.
When you arrive at the village of Abraão we will pick you up with our taxi boat (arrival and departure are included with your reservation). You must contact Asalem at (24) 99977-2675 to let us know which boat you are taking and what time, so we can arrange to pick you up at your arrival at the Abraão pier. If you are not able to contact us before living the coast it is no problem, contact us as soon as you arrive and it usually takes just 10 to 20 minutes for us to pick you up.
Asalem is located at Crena Beach, best described as being between Abraão and Abraãozinho Beach. A 20 minutes walk distance from the village. We do not recommend walking with luggage on this trail because there are ups and downs, as well as slippery rocks on the trail. Feel free to contact us for more information.
If you would rather drive your own car there are many parking lots near the piers of Angra dos Reis or Conceição do Jacarei. Even during holidays there is always parking available. We recommend “Estacionamento Dois Irmãos” parking at Angra dos Reis, and “Estacionamento Vista Mar, do Marcio” at Conceição do Jacarei.