Day 3 21st June, we travelled by boat to Ihla Grande the biggest island off the mainland. They have no cars or cash machines on the island and everyone gets around by boat. Theres only about 4000 people inthe village we stayed and lots of dogs. The island is stunning, definitly the most beautiful place i~ve seen. They had a music festival in the evening and all the locals were really friendly and trying to teac us samba
Day 4 22nd June, Juan took us on a 2 hour hike through the jungle to the most beautiful beach on the island. IT WAS AMAZING, more beautiful than anything i~ve seen. In the evening we went for a bbq then took some drinks to the pier afterwards. It ended with everyone jumping in in their underwear whether they wanted to or not. One of the boys lost the safe deposit key down the cracks in the pier, which caused hassle the next day as they had to get someone from the mainland to come drill into it.
Day 5 23rd June, left Ihla Grande by boat and got a pub bus to Paraty. The scenery is just incredible here, never realised the vegetation is so lush or the place so mountainous- some of the journey got a bit scary!