The Honey Island is an amazing place for those who like nature and adventure. It’s one of the places in Brazil that proves that the Brazilian song, País Tropical (Tropical Country) which says that the country is blessed by God and is beautiful in nature, is true! There are two ways to get into this little paradise: Taking a boat from either Pontal do Paraná or from Paranaguá. The boat can take you to two places on the island, either to Brasilia or to Encantadas, the beach where we went. The island only allows 5.000 visitors at the same time so it’s never overcrowded. We went on a cold autumn day, and therefore the island was very empty. But maybe when it’s cold it’s the best time to go, since every track takes you to an amazing place and there is a lot to explore! In summer it is hard not to get seduced by the blue sea and loose other opportunities that the place has to offer.
We arrived Friday, in the late afternoon and took the second last boat from Pontal at 5 pm. The sunset we saw from the boat already made us fall in love with the place. Finding our hotel was not hard, as the island natives are very friendly. The first person we asked already said: “Go to the track near the market, follow it and you will find the hotel. You are in an amazing place, Mrs Luísa is very nice! After arriving we left our bags in the hotel and went back to the beach to appreciate the end of the sunset!
That night we had dinner at the hotel restaurant. All the food we had there were so good! But if I had to suggest one, I would definitely say the palmito-pancake. We also had a walk around the Encantadas beach that night. It doesn’t have much light there, which gave the stars a chance to be the main attraction after sunset!
Our second day was long and started early. We left the hotel before 8 am to have breakfast at the beach. At Encantadas there are a few hills with easy tracks and nice views! We also explored the Encantadas Cave, the one I mentioned in the last post.
After breakfast at the beach, we took the boat-taxi to Brasilia. We ended up missing the 10am boat and had to wait until 11:30. But what was a bad thing turned into a nice walk over a hill to Miguel’s beach, a rocky beach know as being a good place to go fishing.
When we arrived in Brasilia, at 12pm, we went straight to the old light house. This was built during the Royal time in Brazil, and the old light house still exists. It’s one of the main postcard shots of the island. After a little walk, up a hill, we had a 360 degree view of the island.
We had lunch in a small beach restaurant and then started the beach walk to the fort of Honey Island. The walk was around one and a half hours and was very easy. And just like any other walk at Honey Island it ends with an amazing view!
We went back to Encantadas around 6pm. At night we visited the island bars. On a cold night during the low season it doesn’t have many people there. This gave us a chance of talking with the owners and we were really well received in the 3 places we visited: Shams Bar, Sushi Bar and Cavalo Marinho. We ended up staying longer at Shams and listening to a very nice singer, Francisco Bahia.
On our last day the sun came up strong and this gave us a chance to go into the sea! It was a long day at the beach that ended with another amazing sunset view, from the boat, while we were saying goodbye to Honey Island.