Located in Costa Verde, about 100km from Rio de Janeiro, it’s a fisermen village with a mountain backdrop, a beutiful bay in front and a late eighteenth-century church in the main square. The history of mangaratiba begins in moments of conflict and coexistence between Indians, Europeans and religious people. The economic rise occurred at the period of coffee and today tourism is what makes the city prosper.
Until the 70’s it was a place practically virgin. After the construction of the Rio-Santos highway, the tourism potential of the region was discovered and a good infrastructure appeared. A perfect place to rest and the starting point for tourists who want to visit Ilha Grande.