|This part of the Brazilian coast is just one slice of paradise after another!!! Ilha Grande is a huge island, with lots of beaches, trees, and trails, and no cars. We stayed in a campsite with monkeys in the trees (and a gheko on our tent!), and loved it here. We spent lots of time walking (Da would like to point out that the walking was often very hard!!!) the trails between beautiful beaches. We also walked up to the Pico de Papagaio (Parrot's Peak - looks like a parrot's beak!), which is 990m high and over a couple of valleys (and Da grumbled most of the way!!). Other people pay around ten pounds per person for a guide, but our guide only wanted biscuits!! - a very helpful dog heard us ask where the trail started at the tourist information booth, and led us all the way up, and back. We also went scuba diving (Da was very keen to use our new skill!!) and saw an Angel Ray, and a Sting Ray, which were huge, as well as lots of fish and starfish. We left when a national holiday made it too expensive to stay, and made our way to Rio.