Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul...
Where fish is all over you

Approaching Blue Lagoon. Ilha Grande, Brazil
Approaching Blue Lagoon. © Daniel Moore

Both Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul (Green Lagoon and Blue Lagoon, respectively) are literally waters where fish is all over you - onde os peixes ficam perto de vocź.

Ideal for recreational (amateur) snorkeling, you won't be asked to do some apnea diving up to five or ten meters depth there, only the chance to have some family fun in shallow, coastal waters without previous training or expertise.

These are two of the most popular schooner rides that depart daily at mid morning from Vila do Abraćo, Ilha Grande, and return to the village around 4pm or so.

In case you are not familiar with the place, Ilha Grande (Big Island) is the largest in the bay of Angra dos Reis, in the Green Coast of Brazil.

The excursion normally includes a visit to other lovely spots and beaches such as Saco de Séu, Aripeba, Freguesia de Santana, Japariz (stop over for lunch) and others.

Price per person is 35 Reais (U$ 17) at the time of this writing, not including lunch, but flippers and mask are provided for free in most cases.

You could opt to visit Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul on a fast boat instead. This way, you'd navigate with a small group of 6 to 8 people only and, due to speed, able to visit more places in a single day.

But the ultimate way to do this and other excursions in Ilha Grande is by hiring a taxi boat. You won't be constrained by a time table, therefore able to freely move around by negotiating the fare with the driver beforehand.

Prices vary so shop around the main streets of Abraćo, particularly along Rua da Praia and Buganville, where you'll find many tour operators ready to show you around.

Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul:

Getting ready at Lagoa Verde. Abraao, Ilha Grande
Getting ready at Lagoa Verde - © Daniel Moore

Fish all over the place.  Ilha Grande, Brazil.
Fish all over the place- © Daniel Moore

Early morning at Lagoa Verde. Ilha Grande, Brazil.
Early morning at Lagoa Verde - © Daniel Moore

Good to go. Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande.
Good to go - © Daniel Moore

Full of fish at Lagoa Azul. Ilha Grande, Brazil.
Full of fish at Lagoa Azul - © Daniel Moore

Schooner on its way to Abraao. Ilha Grande, Brazil
Schooner on its way to Abraao - © Daniel Moore

Having fun at Lagoa Azul. Ilha Grande, Brazil.
Having fun at Lagoa Azul - © Daniel Moore

Just floating around. Lagoa Azul, Ilha Grande.
Just floating around - © Daniel Moore

Hurry up, we are leaving. Lagoa Azul, Ilha Grande, Brazil.
Hurry up, we are leaving - © Daniel Moore

And that's it!...we hope you've enjoyed some pics of Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul. Don't hesitate to send us your own and we'll publish them right here, or create a special page for you, with your own images and the experiences you'd like to share with us.

We spent one week in Ilha Grande, so if you have a question or unsure about something, just contact us and we'll get back to you within a few hours.

In case you're already planning your trip, find the way to reach Ilha Grande and where to stay.

Buen viaje!...

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