Fernando de Noronha
A far flung paradise off the Northeast coast of Brazil
Located in the Atlantic Ocean 220 miles north east of Recife, Fernando de Noronha has acquired an almost mythic status for many Brazilians as somewhere they should visit at least once in their life.
Originally settled by the Portuguese, the island of Fernando de Noronha served as a penal colony until just after the second world war, since when the construction of an airport and carefully controlled tourist development have opened up the island to visitors from around the world. However, the island is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also a Brazilian National Park, and tourist numbers are very strictly controlled.
The pace of life is decidedly laid-back and visitors can roam everywhere in beach buggies to visit various tucked away beaches, including the Baia do Sancho which in 2015 was voted by TripAdvisor as the second most beautiful beach in the world, and also the Baia d’Atalaia which is world renowned for its snorkelling and diving and can only be visited at low tide by special permit. And to watch hundreds of dolphins playing in the Baia dos Golfinhos is truly an unforgettable experience.
The island is a place to relax and enjoy your hotel, explore the beautiful beaches in your own time and seek refreshment in one of the bars shaded by Flame Trees. The atmosphere is quite different from anywhere else in Brazil, and is one of our favourite parts of Brazil’s Northeast Coast.
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