Ilha Grande is the biggest and most well known island of the Green Bay at about 150 km/93 mi in the west-side of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, commonly known as Rio, is the capital city of the Rio de Janeiro State, the second largest city of Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area in South America. Since July 2012, part of the city has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the category of ''cultural landscape''.
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Snorkeling in Honaunau Bay, Kailua Kona, Hawaii USA
The town hosts many interesting historical sites and is famous for its Kona Coffee cultivations and the crystal clear sea. Kona International Airport is located at fifteen minutes away in the south of the main town. Along the sea side, there are shops to buy, rent or repair snorkeling gear.
Honaunau Bay, or else the City Of Refuge, as locals call it, is an amazing cove surrounded by flat volcanic rocks and palm trees. The sea is sallow and calm and has excellent visibility for snorkeling. It is ideal for beginners and children. Snorkelers will have the opportunity to admire large numbers of tropical fish, sea turtles and beautiful corals.
If you dive from the right side of the beach, just outside the cove, there is a big chance to meet with playful spinner dolphins. Take water and food with you and try to be at the beach early in the morning because during weekends is ultra crowded.