Comprising 21 small islands and inlets, Fernando de Noronha is a volcanic archipelago, located in the Atlantic some 545 kms from the city of Recife off the Northeast coast of Brazil. This is a stunning National Marine Park and famed for its natural beauty, gorgeous beaches and colourful marine life.
- Hang out on the golden sands and crystal-clear water at Leao beach
- Watch the spectacular sunsets at Boldro beach with a sundowner in hand
- Hike the Atalaia trail mixing jagged peaks and turquoise waters
- Learn about protecting sea turtles at the Tamar Conservation Project
- Dive with rays, sharks, and dolphins amongst the canyons and caves
The archipelago was declared a National Marine Park back in 1989 and with its crystal clear waters and rich marine life, it is considered by many as the best scuba diving site in Brazil. It is home to 230 fish species, 15 coral types and five shark species as well as dolphins that are renowned for their extraordinary acrobatics.
There are twenty six beaches, all of which are clean, beautiful and often deserted. Praia do Atalaia is favoured for its natural beauty and excellent snorkelling; whilst Praia do Leão is another stunning beach. Praia da Conceição. Praia da Quixaba and Praia do Boldró are all renowned for their good surfing.
There are a number of environmental protection programmes operating on the archipelago such as turtle breeding initiatives so it is an area of extreme environmental sensitivity and with its almost untouched native sub-tropical vegetation and varied flora and fauna Fernando de Noronha can justifiably claim its status as one of Brazil’s most unique and pristine eco-systems.