The city of Mangaratiba is home to an important pier in the region, where boats depart that take to the many islands close to the coast, including the paradisiacal Ilha Grande.
Mountains and sea are in full harmony in Mangaratiba, this paradise just 100 km from Rio de Janeiro, has more than 30 islands and 100 beaches with crystalline waters, which reflect the green nature present in the region. Mangaratiba is located on the southern coast of the state, between the Bays of Big Island and from Sepetiba. This little piece of the state has a coastline with many bathing attractions with green and transparent waters, which go from Conceição de Jacareí, next to Angra, and continue to the municipality of Itacuruçá.
Along the entire coast of Mangaratiba it is possible to find hotels, resorts and condominiums with first-class infrastructure, along with a diverse range of attractions and leisure activities. The city receives many tourists from Rio de Janeiro that stop at the city pier and depart towards Ilha Grande. In addition to beaches, Mangaratiba also has waterfalls, historic buildings, trails and viewpoints.
For those who like the action, the tip is Muriqui Beach, more urbanized with kiosks and restaurants. If you are looking to relax, Praia Grande and tranquil Ibicuí have calm waters, perfect for water sports.
Things to do in Mangaratiba
Return to Ilha Grande
Mangaratiba is one of the options for cities that give access to Ilha Grande. Every day a boat leaves towards the destination, in the first period of the day, bound for Vila do Abraão, the main center of the island
This is the most urbanized beach in the municipality. Muriqui Beach has some options of kiosks, restaurants and bars mirrored throughout the shore, and receives many visitors constantly to enjoy its refreshing and clear waters.
Located right in the center, it houses an anchorage and a pier. There are often fishermen there to practice and tourists who take a boat ride admiring the landscape.
Considered the best beach for water sports, Ibicuí is home to a Yacht Club that bears the same name, and is surrounded by vacation homes. The attraction is almost 60 meters long and has water suitable for bathing.
Church of Our Lady of Guia
Mixing the Baroque and Rococo styles on the inside and having Portuguese tiles on the outside, the Igreja Matriz enchants visitors. Located in the city center, it can be visited daily from 7 am to 7 pm.
How to get to Mangaratiba
From Rio: Avenida Brasil: follow until Santa Cruz and take BR 101 (Rio-Santos), Continue until the access interchange to Mangaratiba. Barra da Tijuca: follow Avenida das Américas until the end of Recreio, follow the Grota Funda tunnel, continue to Santa Cruz, cross the viaduct in the center, continue to Avenida Brasil, make a small U-turn and take BR 101 to the access to Mangaratiba. There are two accesses to Mangaratiba, one before and one after the Sahy-Mangaratiba tunnel. The path through the bar is longer at 10 km, but it is the most pleasant and beautiful.
If you go through São Paulo, the best way is through Via Dutra SP BR 116 heading to São José dos Campos; tamoios highway; Caraguatatuba; Rio-Santos, Ubatuba, Parati, Angra and Mangaratiba.
Where to stay in Mangaratiba
Booking offers more than 100 options for accommodation in Mangaratiba. See all available hotels on Booking.com here.
Mangaratiba has great Airbnb accommodation options. The platform that offers house, apartment and room rentals can be much cheaper than hotels. And if you haven't registered yet, you can use this discount code.
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