The last time I was in a boat, one half the passengers screamed for the lives. The other half thought about their mortality while clenching/using sea-sickness bags — I just kept popping Dramamine.

So when the idea of sailing anywhere sounded like a gamble. Fortunately, visiting Costa Verde in Brazil was a hedged bet.

For folks traveling to Rio de Janeiro, the Green Coast, is beautifully green and calm. The surrounding island create a barrier a keep the nasty waves out in the ocean and away from the bay, thank goodness. I visited Cataguases/Peregrino (for the beach), Botinas (for the snorkling) and Gipoia (for the hiking and dining). It was a great way to spend an afternoon. More on this trip when I return from Brazil.

Written by Devin Galaudet
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