Ilha do Mel, the honey island, lies off the coast of the state of Parana in the south of Brazil. A beautiful hour glass shaped island, free from cars and pollution and the perfect place to escape from it all.
The island is accessed from the Brazilian mainland by ferries beginning in either Paranagua or the shorter journey from Pontal do Sul.
The island is perfect for those looking to relax or equally for those looking to explore and has a number of walking trails out to some of the island’s attractions such as Farol das Conchas lighthouse from where you can obtain a good perspective of the island or out to the 18th century Portuguese fort.
The island attracts many surfers, naturalists and birders and will appeal to anyone looking for serenity and tranquility and combines perfectly as part of a tour of southern Brazil or an extended beach holiday.