This island is a place to come to get away from it all and relax in an area of wonderful natural beauty. The island is quite isolated and best reached by ferry and speedboat or catamaran. The largest village has fewer than 2000 inhabitants and best of all, there are no cars on the island. You get around by tractor-trailer, mule carts and your own two feet. Wheelbarrows are often used to transport luggage and supplies, it’s blissfully simple here. Reasons to visit Boipeba Island include:
Our simple answer would be now! Go sooner rather than later whilst this little paradise island is still relatively untouched by mass tourism. It’s a year-round destination, that said, it’s warmest between October and March, then it becomes milder. May through to July sees most of the rainfall. The sea temperatures are warm throughout the year, so a dip in the ocean is a must.
Time: GMT -3 hours
Most flights go to Sao Paulo but some airlines have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, and to North-eastern Brazil. British Airways and TAM have direct flights from London and many European carriers also offer flights to Brazil.
Language: Portuguese is the official language. Spanish and English are understood quite widely.
Not required for British nationals.
There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the rainforest.