Angra Dos Reis is a Brazilian municipality situated in the southernmost area of the Rio de Janeiro State composed of over 300 islands boasting pristine oceanfront anchored in legend and tradition. The town itself serves as an economic epicentre embracing the industries of tourism, agriculture, fishing and commerce. The area is surrounded by the municipalities of Paraty, Rio Claro and Mangaratiba.
The primary attraction of the vast district is the island of Ilha Grande, remarked for its natural beauty studded with forested paradise, winding trails, hidden waterfalls and deserted beaches. Other points of interest include Botinas Island and Calaguas Island as well as numerous wildlife areas such as Tamoio Environmental Protection Area. Museums and landmarks are highlighted by the Naval College, Matrix Church and Carmo Convent.
Ferries are the easiest form of transportation between the islands although there are private boats for rent as well. The Rio-Santos Highway is the nearest connecting major motorway to the town. Angra’s bus station provides daily transit to and from the city of Rio.
The area of Angra Dos Reis began true economic growth when a railway network finally established a connection between the district and nearby provinces. The bay of Ilha Grande historically served as a prominent trade point, but in the modern age, the popularity of the municipality is subject to the tourist appeal of the remaining unspoilt beaches.