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Fernando de Noronha

Beaches in Brazil. 8-Jul-2021 .brazilbeachtravel
This paradise island has all the possible beach landscapes that Brazil has to offer except for urban beaches, you won't miss them!

Fernando de Noronha is a small archipelago in the Ocean Atlantic, just north of the equator, a chain of small islands in the middle of the sea, about 2400 km northeast of Rio de Janeiro, 1200 km northeast of Salvador de Bahia and about 400 km off the coast of the state of Pernambuco, to which it belongs.

Morro do Pico And Beach
Morro do Pico And Beach
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The island is a large autonomous ecosystem, with many endemic species, an ecological paradise famous for its scenic beauty, its biodiversity and its paradisiacal environment. UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Site and tourism is currently the main economic activity on the island. The main settlement is Vila dos Remedios , located in the middle of the main island, it is the seat of the government and most of its economic activities.

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Unique geography

The archipelago consists of 21 islands and islets, the main island has an area of ​​approximately 87 km². Most of the islets are rocky with some small sandy beaches. They have steep cliffs along much of their shores. The highest point of the main island is Morro do Pico ( View on satellite map ) at 323 m above sea level, and is one of the postcards of the archipelago.

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The main island is located about 9 km south of Atol das Rocas. There are four other islands in the Atol das Rocas group, and they are located about 60 km north of Ilha de Fernando de Noronha. There are five other islands that are part of the national marine park, but they are located between 50 and 60 km west of Fernando de Noronha. This is one of the islands with the largest number of unique species in the world.

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Fernando de Noronha is more than a destination for beach tourism, there are many other activities such as mountaineering, hiking, swimming, kayaking, deep-sea fishing and it also has some of the best diving scenarios in the world.

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Environmental Preservation Fee

Fernando de Noronha is not an easily accessible or cheap destination in the context of Brazil, the reason is its location and the incredible ecological scenery that if it is not preserved from indiscriminate tourism its main attractions will be lost, and there are many examples in the world. of lost paradises.

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To prevent this from happening, it is a matter of limiting the number of people who are on the island at the same time, and a fee is charged for each day that the visitor stays, the rate is around R$ 80 per day, but as we will see below it depends of the total stay and is paid in advance according to the number of days that you intend to stay on the island, at current values ​​(October 2021) the following would be paid for 1, 5, 10, 15 or 30 days:

1 day 79.20 R $

5 days 389.68 R $

10 days 674.81 R $

15 days 1,308.41 R $

30 days R $ 5,585.20

As we can see, the values ​​are not linear and tend to discourage stays of more than 10 days.

It is also important to clarify that if the visitor exceeds the initially paid and planned time, he will have to pay double for the excess. That is, if you stayed 10 days and then wanted to stay 5 more, you will pay 674 R $ + double the 389 corresponding to 5 days, a total of 1,472 R $, instead of the 1,308 that you would initially pay for 15 days. Conclusion: it is advisable to plan your stay very well beforehand .


Covid-19 pandemic situation and restrictions

Restrictions on the island have been released in recent months, it is noteworthy that 99% of the island's population is vaccinated, and visitors must present a PCR test in order to remain in the archipejago.

Climate on the island

The climate of Fernando de Noronha is hot and humid with temperatures between 25 and 35 ° C and annual rainfall between 1,000 and 1,500 mm. The rainy season is between April and August

Beaches of Fernando de Noronha

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Fernando de Noronha's main attraction is the wild beaches. Unlike other Brazilian beaches , there are no restaurants or bars in the vicinity. The only high season is from October to June, where you can find at least some restaurants and souvenir shops open.

Despite the fact that it is usually quite more expensive than the mainland, the beaches of Fernando de Noronha are a must if you travel to the northeast of Brazil, mainly to Recife ( View on satellite map ). You can enjoy the pristine beaches, the beautiful sunsets, and the incredible underwater life. Like any other destination in Brazil, the northwest region has its share of excellent beaches that tourists can visit. And it's not just about the beaches, the island of Fernando de Noronha is also a great destination for.

Fernando de Noronha beach map (satellite)

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Baía do Sancho ( Check the satellite image map)

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Praia do Cachorro ( Check the satellite image map )

Praia do Leão ( Check the satellite image map )

Praia e Mirante do Boldró ( Check the satellite image map )

Praia do Americano ( Check the satellite image map )

Baía de Sueste ( Check the satellite image map )

Cacimba do Padre ( Check the satellite image map )

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