Ilhabela: Best Things to Do - Photo by RICHARD F. EBERT

Ilhabela is located in the Northern coast of the state of São Paulo, it is approximately 210 Kilometers from the capital city and the biggest sea island in Brazil.

It is a home to Paróquia Nossa Senhora D’Ajuda which worth visiting.

Visit Condomínio Mirante Do Barreiro in the downtown to spend time enjoying the good atmosphere.

There are also VEL INN Pousada Refúgio da Harmonia and Hotel Real Villa Bella which are the recommended hotels for your comfortable stay in Ilhabela!

Let's explore this amazing city!



Take a look inside the beautiful Paróquia Nossa Senhora D’Ajuda, there is a panel which dedicated to Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda. What makes Paróquia Nossa Senhora D’Ajuda interesting to visit that every year on February 2, The Padroeira festival is held including parties, kermereses, and typical foods. The interior is around 40 meters long and 10 meters wide. Along with it, a marble floor comes from Spain, Minas Gerais, and Santa Catarina. It was renovated in the middle of the 20th century by Aalfredo Oliani.

Paróquia Nossa Senhora D’Ajuda

One of the most beautiful cruise stops in Brazil.

A place full of faith and history

Very beautiful and well maintained.

Excellent option to visit and have a moment of peace and reflection

Address : Praça Prof. Alfredo Oliani, 53 - Centro, Ilhabela - SP, 11630-000, Brazil


You will be spoiled by a great view of the yacht club, Barreiro beach, cruise ship, and many more. All you can do is to enjoy and spend time with your loved ones or even your family. In addition, stroll the surrounding to get more interesting activities!

Condomínio Mirante Do Barreiro

Quiet residential condominium.

There is lots of green area, close to everything we need.

It is good place to live with calm environment.

Address : Estr. do Barreiro - Barreiro, Taubaté - SP, Brazil


LOJA DE ARTESANATO DE ILHABELA is a local handicraft which is inspired by handmade creations. They sell several unique items such as ceramics, dolls, bags, placemats, fabric creations, and etc. São Paulo Shopping is the shopping center which offers everything about your daily needs. Entertainment, fashion, food, and all fun activities you might enjoy is available there.


Arrumadinho is a complex Brazilian dish which is usually served as an appetizer. It contains things like sun-dried beef, diced and mixed vegetable vinaigrette, beans, and etc. Submarino is the most popular drink which is usually seen in several bars in Ilhabela.


Brazil is fundamentally a Roman Catholic country. Besides, it is typically rich in tradition, music, art, and literature emanating from the variety mix of culture. Moreover, Brazil is also known for those several dances like the bossa nova and the samba.


The best times to visit Ilhabela for ideal weather are on April 23rd to November 11th


Stay in a comfortable place which offers an excellent option for your accommodation. It is located close to the beach including beach bars and restaurants. The Hotel Real Villa Bella is located in front of the Yacht Club Ilhabela. You can enjoy their several facilities like WiFi internet, a pantry service, laundry, indoor parking, and many more.

Hotel Real Villa Bella

Fantastic hotel, with excellent infrastructure and convenience.

They always serve delicous breakfast in a charming atmosphere.

The hotel facilities are excellent and the room itself was very nice.

Their staff are knowledgable,welcoming,and accomodating.

Address : Av. Força Expedicionária Brasileira, 234 - Santa Tereza, Ilhabela - SP, 11630-000, Brazil

VELINN Pousada Refugio da Harmonia

It is excellent hotel in Ilhabela.

Delicious breakfast, with several options.

Wonderful pool, atmosphere of peace and tranquility and beautiful decor.

The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable, and is always available.

Address : Praia do - Rua Joaquim José Lourenço, 63 Praia Grande - Curral, Ilhabela - SP, 11630-000, Brazil


BistrÔ do FabiÔ is the right place to have dinner in Ilhabela. They offer a wide variety of seafood. You can try Risotto Mushroom as a starter food and a cake as a dessert. They have a very excellent service, it's worth visiting! Try their selection of delicious food like chicken and steak including their good service and friendly staff. This is a family-run restaurant that is suitable to come with your whole family.

BistrÔ do FabiÔ

Cozy and romantic restaurant, perfect for a dinner for two.

Sustainable architecture, well prepared and presentable dishes.

Personalized service harmonized with beautiful wine list.

Address : R. Teotônio R Amaral, 75 casa 1 Na vielinha escondidinha Viela da Paz RESERVE ANTECIPADAMENTE - Perequê, Ilhabela - SP, 11630-000, Brazil

Restaurante Portofino

Beautiful restaurant inside the hotel.

The dishes are very tasty and the place is intimate, good for romantic dinners.

well prepared menu.

Be sure to order the spaghetti with squid and shrimp, simply delicious

Address : Av. Leonardo Reale, 2392 - Viana, Ilhabela - SP, 11630-000, Brazil


This place is a perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or another beverage menu which is available there. Besides, there are also several dishes you might enjoy! Point of Letters is a place for the delicious options of coffee while you can read a book or magazine, and etc. Moreover, this cafe is located in the heart of the charming historic center of Ilhabela or well known as Vila.

Free Port Cafe

The place is a very chic and beautiful women's fashion shop, with an equally charming cafeteria.

They have a different coffee and various sweets.

Warm atmosphere and fast and friendly service.

The place is quiet enough to talk, read, plus good music, etc.

Address : R. Dr. Carvalho, 112 - Vila, Ilhabela - SP, 11630-000, Brazil

Point of Letters

The best place in Ilhabela for a mid afternoon cup of coffee and book.

it is the strategic point to enjoy and have a coffee.

The atmosphere is pleasant and the bookstore offers some books that can be read by customers

Address : R. Dr. Carvalho, 146 - Centro, Ilhabela - SP, 11630-000, Brazil


Spend your night in the Sea Club Ilhabela with your loved ones or even your family. Take a moment and enjoy the good atmosphere while enjoying some food and drink they offered. Estaleiro Bar offers live music with a perfect environment including varied musical repertoire like from forró to rock and roll, through jazz, mpb, samba, reggae, surf music.

Sea Club Ilhabela

Beautiful place with very good music.

Prices slightly above average for local ballads.

Vibe and sensational place, excellent structure.

Perfect for holding any type of celebration.

Address : Av. Pedro de Paula Moraes, 616 - Saco da Capela, Ilhabela - SP, 11630-000, Brazil

Estaleiro Bar

A small bar with some live music.

The bands are very good and the drinks have a fair price.

A lot of fun and beautiful dance and people

Address : R. Dr. Carvalho, 186 - Centro, Ilhabela - SP, 11630-000, Brazil


Even though it's just a small beach, Praia da Feiticeira has several interesting things to do. It is one of the most famous places in Ilhabela. You will enjoy a calm and clear sea, the location is about six kilometers from the ferry in the Portinho and Juliao. Lastly, this place is quite perfect to visit with your family.

Caueira(Praia Da Caueira)

A very beautiful place.

There is a good view of the beach.

There are many activities which you can do there.

You can take some pictures or just walk around.

Address : Itaporanga d'Ajuda - State of Sergipe, 49120-000, Brazil


Take a moment to capture the beauty of Jabaquara Beach which offers you a wide variety of enjoyable things. GoPro cameras are highly recommended to take some photos here! In addition, there are several store where you can easily find meals, snacks, and drinks.

Jabaquara Beach

Fantastic beach in Ilhabela.

Very good beach with easy access both by car and boat

Address : Jabaquara, Ilhabela - State of São Paulo, 11630-000, Brazil