26 Most Beautiful Beaches You’ll Find Anywhere
5. Lopes Mendes, Ilha Grande, Brazil
The harder you have to work for something, the more it can be appreciated. If that’s true, then visitors will absolutely appreciate the beauty of Lopes Mendes, a two-mile stretch of coastline accessible from Rio after a three-hour car drive, a ferry ride, a water taxi and a brief hike through lush forest. Crystal clear waters are breathtaking, and the typical beach restaurants are replaced by an abundance of almond and palm trees.