Angra dos Reis is a municipality located 150 km southwest of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. It is famous for its coastline, comprised of the Bay of Ilha Grande, a beautiful and pristine setting having 365 islands. Brazil's only operational nuclear power station (the Central Nuclear Almirante Álvaro Alberto) is located here. Its main population center is the port and city of the same name.
Tourism is highly developed with countless beaches, islands and pristine waters perfect for swimming or scuba diving. Among all of its islands, Ilha Grande stands out. Considered the paradise of adventurers, with its trails, waterfalls and deserted beaches, it played an important role in Brazil’s historical-cultural scenario for having housed a prison for almost 60 years.
Things to see and do
* Ilha Grande
* Water sports
* Adventure activities
* Boat tour
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Real (R$) (BRL)
Language – Portuguese
Land Area – 816.3 km²
Population –145,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 55
Port Location – The port is located in the downtown area of the city of Angra dos Reis.
Transport Links - The cheapest way to get to Ilha Grande is the ferries operated by BARCAS S/A. They take 90 minutes and normally depart twice a day. Note that the schedule is changed frequently. Prices are significantly lower on Monday through Thursday, than on Fridays, weekends and holidays.
There are also several private boats from Angra dos Reis port to Vila do Abraão on Ilha Grande, leaving almost every hour (depeding on the demand).
Daily buses operated by Costa Verde leave from Rio de Janeiro to Angra dos Reis. Daily buses from São Paulo to Angra dos Reis are operated by Reunidas.