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2009-12-24 08:26

           Let us carry you, in a conservation spirited journey, to the magic world of Ilha do Mel (Honey Island), of the coast of the state of Paraná - Brazil (same state where the famous Iguassu Falls are).  Here on the island past, present and future will reveal the enchantment of this ecological station so that even more people may be concerned with its preservation.

           Designed and built with a strong visual appeal this site was made to be more than just a portrait of the area. We want you to also experience the emotions, go behind the scenes, discover the island and, above all, make it known and felt to others.

          On Ilha do Mel or Honey Island, not only is nature being preserved but history also. A history, while defending its historical heritage, as rich as its fauna and flora which captivates more and more admirers each day.

          We welcome you to Ilha do Mel (Honey Island) and hope you enjoy this site as much as its gratifying for us to keep on building it. Fortunately, you'll soon be here on the Island discovering all of its secrets to.

          THE BEACHES          

Sea-Shell Lighthouse Beach (Praia do Farol das Conchas)  Beautiful days during spring. Taken on October/2009.

           Its spring in Brazil now. The weather here on the Island differs a lot from Curitiba, the state of Parana´s capital, distant 120kms and 900mts above sea level. Although days can get quite hot  (28C°) at night it cools down.

              FISHING               

NATIVE  FISHERMEN During winter the islanders dedicate themselves  to fishing.  mainly  Liza (Mugil Cephalus), known as tainha here, which is abundant from May to August. What you´ll also find, feeding and spawning, in the mangroves of Paranaguá Bay are Snook (Centropomus paralellus) called Robalos here. Check some of the photos we took here>> 

  • We walked around the island checking out the boats islanders and other sailors use. We found canoes, sailboats, scooners, motorboats and other means of going to sea. See the photos here>>.

  • Visit paradise on earth. Uninhabited Palmas Island just in front of the island across the lighthouse here>>.

  • Dolphins and more dolphins at Ilha das Peças. Here soon>>

  •  Boat Schedule to and from Ilha do Mel here>>>

                  SURF                

  Local surfer wins the South-American Junior Pro Surfing title here on the island!

  WAVES ON PRAIA DE FORA BEACH  Happy winners of the last Longboard Masters event. BILLABONG PRO JÚNIOR  Photos of the event here>>.     BILLABONG GIRLS PRO SUPERTRIALS held on 27th toe 29th of September/2002. Check the photos here>>

Billabong Girls Pro Super Trials - Andréa Lopes wins two championships  at once!   here >>

.NEW PHOTOS - SURFING PARALELAS     Long Island Surf Trip       BRAZILIAN SURF & WINDSURF FEMALE CHAMPIONS VISIT THE ISLAND FOR A TV SHOW.     MORE PHOTOS OF PARALELAS

              ECOLOGY              

THE ISLANDS VEGETATION.  ______IIf you pay attention you can see, amongst the trees, beautiful orquids like the one above.  Learn more about the island eco system here>>  One of the most comprehensive researches on Ilha do Mel´s eco system provided by several scientists of UFPR (Federal University of Parana).

 

 

 

 

 SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION 

 WILL BE READY JANUARY/2010. 

 Meanwhile visit the complete site in portuguese here >>

 


Sunset from the Conchas (Sea Shell) Lighthouse. All the peace and harmony with nature you need!

  The Our Lady of Delight Fortress. Battle defending Brazil's sovereignty.

Lots of safe trails to explore. Close contact with untouched nature.


  Radical surfing at Praia Grande. Native islander Andre Valentim surfs Praia Grande beach.



A Great Day on Praia de Fora Beach
Sunny days can be real fun on the island. 

Beautiful Sunny Days at Praia de Fora Beach. Are you really going to miss  all the fun?

  Our Lady of Navigators procession in january. Local islander events.

The best live native "Forro" All Year Round.  Traditional Island music and dancing are a must here.

Come Taste Ilha do Mel's delicious fresh Sea Food. Restaurante Mar e So,l at the Farol, offers you the exclusive  "Moqueca a Ilha do Mel" made with fish, shrimp or crab.

BEACH GIRLS __Beach Girls The beautiful girls that come to our beaches!


Check the Weather Conditions for the Island and Region. INPE, NOAA.

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WORDS TO  REMEMBER

  • ilha  = Island (eleeah)

  • Praia = Beach

  • Farol = Lighthouse

  • Forte = Fortress

  • Pousada = Hostel

  • Barco = Boat

 

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