Visiting Aratinga Inn on Ilha Grande

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The beautiful and rustic Ilha Grande (Big Island), just a few hours south from the city of Rio, has become world famous for its 106 beaches and secluded rainforest charm. Australian Rennie Jackson made it her home, and opened the Pousada Aratinga Inn in 2011, a hidden guesthouse surrounded by green in the island’s main village Abraão.

Jackson had been traveling to the island for years, and eventually decided it was where she wanted to live herself. With her love for details, she has also made sure that every . . .

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