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“Beach is ok, but the hike there is great”
Review of Bonete Beach

Bonete Beach
Ranked #2 of 68 things to do in Ilhabela
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Like my title says, the beach is ok. The hike there was the best part. Right near the end of the hike you come to this great overlook of the beach and i thought that was the best part. The rock waterslides along the way were cool too, very cold water the couple times i did it. There are also a few places along the way that we got some leeches stuck to us so watch out for those.

The locals on the beach were all friendly. I suggest taking a fishing boat back instead of hiking back. It was a fun ride and much faster.

Thank Douglas C
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

It's about 5 hours trekking that really worths. There are 3 waterfalls on the way to Bonete Beach that makes you feel renewed to keep walking. The Bonete Beach is just amazing!

Thank _1985_fmartins
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

By ground It is a great experience but only for people in good shape. It is a 4 hours trail average. It is not recommended for small children under 8 years old.

If you plan a day trip using the trail and returning by boat make sure of the following before you leave or during your walk:

1. Check the weather the day before and make sure it will be a sunny and windless day, avoid the trip if the wind is coming from the south otherwise it will a hard boat ride when you return. You risk a return by walking back which will be very hard in the same day.

2. Avoid the trail in case its wet. Thats a 4 hours walk with ups and downs stepping in stones and in very slippery ground , chances of falls increase 10x. There will be no cell phone signal to request rescue in case of an accident.

3. Leave very early in the morning allowing time to stop at the 3 waterfalls the highlights of the trail and enjoy the incredible environment.

4. Bring lots of mosquito repellent. The famous "borrachudo" can become a big issue. Also bring water and food for the 4 hours walk.

5. Be aware of snakes and other insects. I saw two non poisonous snakes during my day trail. Not an issue but you must be vigilant. The trail is very wide so you can spot anything moving in advance.

6. I strong recommend tracking shoes, no flip flops or flat tenis shoes.

7. Park your car near New York restaurant, you can still park further but the boat will bring you back to the restaurant and you will need to walk get your car back.

Have fun! Arriving in the Bonete Beach is amazing! Preserve the nature and never leave a trace behind.

3  Thank Gustavo M
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

After 3 1/2 - 4 hour trekking tour you gonna reach Bonete
Take water, snacks, and a lot mosquito repellentspray along!
During the tour you don't have any chance to buy anything
The beautiful trail leads you through the jungle anderen oder suspension bridges
Absolutely good shoes required (sliperry)
Get a boat back
Recommend to stay in Bonete at least one night

1  Thank CaminoTraveller
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Words can't describe going back in time to a place where people live at one with nature and the small town of 300 people in what seems like middle of nowhere is a beatnick looking little town on the other side of ilhabela.

We took a day trip by boat from our posada on the other side of the island but will plan to come back to stay on the beach in the future.

Fresh food . I mean great fish!!! It's too good to be true!!!! It's really robinson cruso vacation

2  Thank sharone p
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