In present times, due to the beauty of its beaches and nearby regions, Angra turned strength of the state not only tourism but also national. It has over three hundred islands, many of them having as national and international celebrities owners, the largest of all known as the Big Island.

Angra dos Reis is a Brazilian municipality located in the western state of Rio de Janeiro. It is located at an average altitude of six meters and has, in its coastline, 365 islands. Before the arrival of Europeans, it was inhabited by indigenous tribes tupinambás. It was discovered by the Portuguese in January 6, 1502, being colonized only from 1556. Its population, as measured in the Census of 2010 was 169,270 inhabitants.

It has an area of 816.3 km². The neighboring municipalities are Paraty, Rio Claro and Mangalore, in the territory of Rio de Janeiro and Bananal and São José do Barreiro, in the São Paulo side. After 1872, went into decline with the opening of the railways. Returned to occupy a prominent place from 1928, when an extension of the Mining Network Traffic called to the states of Minas Gerais and Goiás, for it draining their agricultural production.
At first glance it seems that time stopped in Paraty, a squeezed town between the mountains and the sea and reached its apogee in the Gold Cycle. In the center, which is listed by heritage, you can find well preserved colonial mansions, churches of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and streets paved by slaves in feet-of brittle rocks.

The city is divided into two parts. The Historic District, which is geared for tourism, and the new part. In the historic center there are hostels and All Restaurants of types and prices. There are also shops for shopping for souvenirs, handicrafts, clothing and more. Everything is very close and can be done on foot.

The city is divided into two parts. The Historic District, which is geared for tourism, and the new part. In the historic center there are hostels and All Restaurants of types and prices. There are also shops for shopping for souvenirs, handicrafts, clothing and more. Everything is very close and can be done on foot.

The night is lively in the Old Town, with cool bars that great pride in Menus and watered music programming MPB, bossa nova and rock. Who wants to just watch the world go by whilst sipping a cold, the tip is the old bar Coupe, opposite the Church, crowded with tables scattered on the sidewalk.

Supermarkets and pharmacies are in the new part which is very close to the historic center and is allowed for cars. It's over there it lies to the Tourist Service Centre, a great place to ask questions and get dicas.As best beaches are located in dozens of Paraty bay of islands, whose access is through Maximum 1 independent daily complimentary to paragraph of daily booking. schooner or renting boats are available at the pier of the city. And for those who like waterfalls, the city offers numerous options, especially on the road leading to the town of Paraty wedge.
The Big Island is a wonderful place, full of natural beauty, situated in the city of Angra dos Reis. In 2007 the Big Island was named one of the Wonders of Rio de Janeiro and was in 2nd place, second only to the Sugar Loaf.

The Big Island has 193 km2 and more than 100 beaches of green-blue waters, lush vegetation formed by the forest, trails full of adventure, wildlife, tropical climate all year round and warm people. A place where you will Maximum 1 independent daily complimentary to paragraph of daily booking. unforgettable boat, diving in caves and places full of marine life, meet semi-deserted beaches, take bath in crystal clear waterfalls and make many friends.

The Big Island is the largest island of the coast of Angra dos Reis. It is an island of 193 square kilometers with rugged mountainous terrain, whose highest elevations are the D'Water Stone Peak (1031 meters) and the Parrot's Peak (982 meters), the latter being the most famous due to its picturesque form . Island coasts are cut by numerous peninsulas and inlets (bags), forming several beaches. The vegetation is lush, consisting of rainforest, mangrove and sandbank.

Main beaches:

• Abraão
• Palmas
• Lopes Mendes
• Aventureiro
• Dois Rios
• Praia do Sul
• Praia do Leste
• Praia Vermelha
• Araçatiba
• Bananal
• Sítio Forte
• Lagoa Verde
• Lagoa Azul
• Saco do Céu
• Caxadaço
• Provetá