The best thing about this “long island” on Brazil’s east coast is that it’s home to the second largest beach in Paraty. A trip to Ilha Comprida guarantees not only plenty of sun and sand, but also a taste of local life, too. Ilha Comprida has a community calendar filled with events, like the Island Summer Culture Festival, Week of the Elderly and religious feasts, which means there’s almost always something to celebrate. And travelers say it’s one of the most beautiful destinations in the region. Island rainforests, ocean views and pristine beaches draw visitors to the shores, and once they’ve arrived, the beauty of this private island makes it very hard to leave.
Ilha Comprida is a barrier island located in Sao Paulo on the Atlantic Ocean.