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Ilha Grande, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

How much does it cost to travel to Ilha Grande?

You should plan to spend around $70 (R$349) per day on your vacation in Ilha Grande. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $21 (R$106) on meals
  • $18 (R$91) on local transportation
  • $76 (R$377) on hotels

A one week trip to Ilha Grande for two people costs, on average, $980 (R$4,889). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Ilha Grande cost?

A one week trip to Ilha Grande usually costs around $490 (R$2,444) for one person and $980 (R$4,889) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Ilha Grande on average costs around $980 (R$4,889) for one person and $1,960 (R$9,777) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Ilha Grande will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Ilha Grande on average costs around $2,100 (R$10,476) for one person and $4,201 (R$20,951) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Ilha Grande has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Ilha Grande expensive to visit?

Ilha Grande is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Brazil, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within South America, Ilha Grande is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Salto or Fortaleza.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Ilha Grande Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Ilha Grande?

The average Ilha Grande trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Ilha Grande travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) R$377 ($76)
Local Transportation 1 R$91 ($18)
Food 2 R$106 ($21)
Entertainment 1 R$34 ($7)
Alcohol 2 R$27 - 81 ($5 - 16)
Accommodation Budget in Ilha Grande
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Ilha Grande is $38 (R$189). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Ilha Grande is $76 (R$377). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Ilha Grande

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Ilha Grande based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $79. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Ilha Grande
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Ilha Grande is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $18 (R$91) per person, per day, on local transportation in Ilha Grande.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Ilha Grande
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Ilha Grande can vary, the average cost of food in Ilha Grande is $21 (R$106) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Ilha Grande should cost around $8.54 (R$43) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Ilha Grande is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Ilha Grande
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Ilha Grande typically cost an average of $6.79 (R$34) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Ilha Grande
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  • The average person spends about $11 (R$54) on alcoholic beverages in Ilha Grande per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Ilha Grande On a Budget
Ilha Grande Ilha Grande, Brazil
Ilha Grande is a large, beautiful, island located off the southeast coast of Brazil. The island has few inhabitants, resulting in mostly unadulterated beaches and landscapes. There are over a dozen trails and beaches to explore, some of which have been called the best beaches in Brazil. Due to the limited number of inhabitants, ATMs are sparse on the island, so be sure to have cash with you before getting there.

Ilha Grande experiences gorgeous weather all year round, with temperatures rarely dipping below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The warmest months are from November through March, with temperatures in the high 80's and 90's. Cooler months tend to be from April to October when temperatures are in the 70's.
Experience the beauty of Ilha Grande at Papagaio Peak, the second highest point on the island which towers above the Villa do Abraao area. A well marked trail takes you on a 2 to 3 hour hike to the summit where you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the island. For a more relaxed hike, head through the beaches and jungle path to see the beautiful Cachoeira da Faiticeira waterfall near Villa do Abraao.

Beat the heat with a tour through the art gallery inside the Vivenda das Bromelias Inn. Or, for something a little more somber, head to the Parnaioca Beach. This off the beaten path destination offers an intriguing view into the history of Brazil as this was once home to pirates and prisoners.
The main settlement, and most inhabited area on the island, is Villa do Abraao. Abraao is often used as a base for accommodation when going out to explore the rest of the island. Here, you'll find the majority of accommodations, the tourist office, and the main ports for getting on and off the island.

Other areas of the island are fairly secluded; some are even marked off limits by the government. Always check with your hotel or watch for signs if you plan to hike in remote areas.

Not far to the northeast is Rio de Janeiro; many tour companies offer day trips from Rio to Ilha Grande.

Enjoy the beauty of the Ilha Grande with a hike on one of the many trails throughout the island. Trails are fairly well marked, although be sure to bring plenty of water and a flashlight as it tends to get dark around 6pm.

Of course, the beaches are the main attraction, with these few being the most popular:

Lopes Mendes: Named by Vogue Magazine as one of the top 10 beautiful beaches in the world, this beach offers great surfing conditions and perfect water to wade through. The beach is accessible via a 20-minute walk along a jungle path.

Praia Dois Rios: Lovely beach and an easy hike from Villa do Abraao

Praia Sano Antonio: A much quieter and relaxing beach

The larger beaches offer activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and diving. Use the tourist office in Villa do Abraao to set up any of these activities.
Food and Dining
There are around 30 restaurants total on the island, ranging from up scale to cheap burger joints. Seafood can be considered their specialty; you'll find a lot of fresh Brazilian fish stew along with fresh seafood baked into casseroles.

The main square in Abraao has a relaxed evening drinking scene where people dance and play music. There are also a few beach bars in Abraao, some of which even host seaside barbeque nights!

Ilha Grande takes some strategic planning to get to as you must take a bus to your selected port then a ferry to the island. There are three ports on the coast that will take you to the island: Mangaratiba Port, closest to Rio; Concecao De Jacarai Port, closest to Ilha Grande and offers the most connections; Angra dos Reis, closest to Sao Paulo. Depending on your port, you'll find a range of options from private taxi boat to public ferry. Tourist offices in Sao Paulo and Rio can help you find the best option.

There are no roads or private cars on the island, leaving walking and boats are your main modes of transportation. If you want to go to a more remote beach, you can hire a boat to take you there then pick you up in the evening.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.