A long beach, wind car and Atlantic Forest
The Red-tailed Amazon is the symbol of Ilha Comprida, a 74 km-long and 4 km-wide beach, which has different names as it stretches southwards. The area is suitable for the use of wind cars, a type of sail car.
Conserved Atlantic Forest, sandbanks and mangroves stand out with their rich and abundant fauna and flora.
The busiest beaches are in the center-north. To the south it is possible to see the islands of Bom Abrigo and Cardoso.
It is also possible to go trekking and sail through Mar Pequeno (the channel between the island and the continent).
Wind car races, boat rides to the islands of Bom Abrigo and Cardoso, trekking in the Atlantic Forest, Mar Pequeno and local handicraft.
Summer Island (January/February), Saint Peter Feast (June), Ilha Blues Festival (July), Beer Race and New Year’s Eve.
City Hall: www.ilhacomprida.sp.gov.br
Tourist Office: (13) 3842-7000
Bus Station: (13) 3842-1748
Ilha Comprida is 215 km from São Paulo (SP).
Car: Rodovia Regis Bittencourt (BR-116), then take Rodovia Pref. Casemiro Teixeira (SP-222).
Bus: Viação Intersul (55 + 11) 3392-7566 / 6499 - www.intersul-transporte.com.br
Buses depart from Terminal Rodoviário da Barra Funda (São Paulo - SP).
Hotels and Restaurants
Da Ilha - Al. das Orquídeas, 50 - Baln. Yemar - (55 + 13) 3842-2341
Hollyday - Av. Brasil, 80 - Baln. Praia do Castelo - (55 + 13) 3842-3518 - www.hotehollyday.com.br
Hawai - Av. Beira Mar, KM 4 - Baln. Maria de Lourdes - (55 + 13) 3842-2011
Biritas Pizzaria e Restaurante - Av. Beira Mar, 13354 – (15) 3842-3371 and (55 +13) 9709-4741