11. Lopes Mendes
Voted one of the top ’10 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World’ by Vogue magazine, Lopes Mendes is a remote, hidden beach that’s not easy to get to, but if you’re looking for seclusion and spectacular beauty, you won’t mind the steep and muddy 20-minute trek from the village of Palmas on Ilha Grande. Your reward will be a two-mile, crescent beach with some of the whitest, finest sand stretching out to waters that are a striking iridescent blue. There are no facilities of any kind in sight or trees for shade, so bring plenty of sunscreen along with food and drink.