Praia de Fora
A Paradise for fishing and surfing, the beach at Praia de Fora is a true hideaway in the middle of Ganchos Bay. With intact native vegetation, its access is relatively easy even for people who do not go trekking regularly. It is accessed from Ganchos de Fora Beach, by following a small trail through the Atlantic Rain Forest. Praia de Fora has a 100-meter stretch of bright white sand, from where you can see Ilha Grande and Palmas Beach. It’s known as the place from which to watch the most beautiful Sunrise in the region, and in June and July at dusk and at dawn you can see the local fishermen use traditional methods to haul in shoals of grey mullet, a regional and seasonal delicacy.
After about an-hour walk you will get to Praia dos Ilhéus, which can only be reached by trails. A true paradise, where the scenery is lush native vegetation. This deserted beach is the ideal spot for surfing, and it is visited by surfers from all over Brazil, who are in search for extreme waves. Don’t miss the chance to visit this beautifully preserved piece of Governador Celso Ramos.