Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cerro Tronador - Bariloche - Argentina

Tronador is a stratovolcano in the border between Argentina and Chile near Bariloche, separating two National Parks: Nahuel Huapi in Argentina and Vicente Pérez Rosales in Chile. It is covered by seven glaciers (Frias, Alerce, Castaño Overo, Manso, Peulla, Casa Pangue y Río Blanco) and it is 3,491 meters high. It was named Tronador (Spanish for 'Thunderer') by locals in reference of the sound of falling seracs. It was first climbed by Hermann Claussen solo on 29 January 1934, after several attempts.

Cerro Tronadorsource and more information: Wikipedia - Cerro Tronador

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pousadas in Ilha Grande




Frente para o mar
Água viva (4)
Alfa (1)
Ancoradouro (12)
Aquario Hostel (16)
Beira Mar (9)
Farol Dos Borbas (2)
Girassol (14)
Manacá (11)
Mar Azul (6)
Mara e Claude (8)
O Pescador (7)
Oásis> (13)
Recreio da Praia (3)
Sagú Mini Resort (15)
Solar da Praia (10)
Tropicana (5)
Pousadas no plano
Acalanto (20)
Aconchego (24)
Anambé (42)
Arco Iris (28)
Armação dos Anjos (33)
Arrastão da Ilha (10)
Beto's (32)
Bossa Nova (39)
Cambeba (41)
Casa Grande (5)
Casablanca (34)
Cavalo Marinho (25)
Caúca (8)
Colibri Resort (9)
D'Pillel (16)
Dom Pepe (22)
Ilha Grande (17)
Ilha Inn Flats (40)
Juliana (47)
L'Auberge (4)
Leão do Mar (45)
Makai (46)
Mar Tranquilidade (30)
Mar i Sol Flat (44)
Mata Nativa (14)
Naturália (43)
Overnativa (7)
Paraíso Ilha Grande (38)
Pedacinho de Céu (35)
Penha (21)
Portal Dos Borbas (12)
Porto Abraão (29)
Pousada Paloma (3)
Praia d'Azul (23)
Recanto Borbas (6)
Recanto da Bruna (11)
Recanto das Estrelas (26)
Resta 1 (15)
Sanhaço (37)
Sobre as Ondas (31)
Só Natureza (36)
Vanda (13)
Vento Sul (2)
Vivenda das Bromelias (18)
Na encosta
Albatroz (2)
Bicão (5)
Cachoeira (8)
Canto Verde (10)
Est. Costa Verde (13)
Golfinho (18)
Guapuruvú (6)
Holandês (1)
Minha Terra (4)
Modus Vivendi (14)
Oriental (9)
Passaredo (3)
Recanto Dos Tiés (7)
Recanto da Pedra (11)
Riacho Doce (17)
Tagomago (16)
Telhado Azul (12)


Corner signs


Beto's Pousada


D'Pillel Pousada


D' Pillel Pousada (Breakfast place)


Pousada Pedacinho de Céu

Monday, April 14, 2008

Arrive at Ilha Grande





Ilha Grande is a beautiful tropical island situated at the south of Rio de Janeiro (about 180 Km/112 miles).
I will tell you some ways to arrive Ilha Grande from Rio de Janeiro International Airport (Galeao).

After you arrive Rio de Janeiro Airport, you need to change money because there is no banks in the island. So you have to change all money you think spend in the island.

After you have done the migrations and get back your luggage, you have to take a bus or cab to the Rodoviara (Bus Station) Novo Rio.

The cab cost is about (R$ 35 / R$55) depending on the official airport cabs or common cabs.
If you decide to take a Bus, you have to wait the Real Company Bus. It stops in the airport. The cost is R$ 6.50.Real Company Bus
Bus to Rodoviaria (Bus Station) Novo Rio

Once you arrive Rodoviaria Novo Rio, you must take Costa Verde Bus to Angra Dos Reis. It cost is R$ 31 and takes about 3 hours. Another option is take a Bus to Mangarativa. These cities are in front of the island.

When you arrive to Angra Dos Reis you have to take a ship to the island.

Angra Dos Reis beach
Angra dos Reis

There are several options, but the ferry is the safer


Ferry to Ilha Grande
Ferry (company Barcas S/A) to Ilha Grande

You can take a ship called Resta 1, it is ok too.
The boat trip length is 1 hour and 30 minutes (21 km / 13 miles) departing from Angra Dos Reis.

Ilha Grande dock
Ilha Grande Dock

And that's all, thats how you can arrive Ilha Grande ! next... I will show some beautiful places in the island.