The Vagalume hostel on Ilha do Mel has been an amazing stay. A small “pousada” between the beach and the jungle. We were basically sleeping in the forest and it was quite nice hearing the raindrops of the night hitting the leaves around us. We also met a really nice couple from Sao Paulo, Debora and Jefferson that we spent some time with. Its amazing how many warm, nice and interesting people you meet on a journey like this!
The jungle of the island is very rich in its flora and fauna. We could see a lot of beautiful birds, butterflies and even giant lizards, however those were a bit too fast to be captured by our camera. Also the temperature was slightly lower, offering us a bit of rest rest from the striking sun. The island is 100% free from car traffic which was very nice and relaxing.
Later, we got the opportunity to go for a boat trip to see the dolphins that just got their babies and were learning them how to hunt. Seeing theese precious creatures in their natural habitat was incredibly beautiful!