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NileGuide Expert tip:
Bring along snorkeling equipment - the clear waters are teeming with colorful marine life. You'll be able to get up close and personal with all kinds of weird and wonderful creatures, but don't be tempted to take anything out of its natural habitat - giant starfish do not appreciate being held aloft for all to admire.
The crashing waves of Ipanema and Copacabana are all well and good for surfers, but anyone looking for a more relaxing dip will need to head out of town. Happily for swimmers and sunbathers, the city is surrounded by countless Paradise islands washed by clear waters, and there are plenty of tour operators just waiting to whisk sunseekers off on island-hopping adventure. Lying some 150km down the coast from Rio, the pleasant but unassuming town of Angra dos Reis lies at the centre of an archipelago made up of a staggering 300 islands, and little fishing boats are the ideal way to explore them. Most tour operators will set off in the early morning, arriving in Angra dos Reis in time for swimming and a spot of lunch at one of the islands. Daytrippers can expect to visit several more of these tropical beauty spots before heading home in the evening, while those on an overnight trip will stop over at one of the many pousadas (guest houses) in Angra or the nearby island of Ilha Grande. Some tour operators will include lunch and even beers and caipirinhas in the price of your ticket, but do make sure you know what you're paying for - 'lunch' can sometimes amount to little more than a couple of pieces of pineapple.
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