Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha lies 271 miles off Brazil’s northeast coast and is an archipelago made up of 21 volcanic islands. Just one is inhabited by 5,000 people – the other 20 are home to seabirds, reptiles, and other endemic species.

With its stunning pure white sand beaches and sublime turquoise waters, it is a true island paradise, with Sancho, Porcos and Pria do Leão beaches often featuring in the top beaches in Brazil lists. It is also a nature lover’s paradise, visited by Charles Darwin during his voyage on the Beagle. The islanders take their responsibilities seriously in preserving the environment by strictly limiting the number of visitors to just 500 a day. Between January and June, Pria do Leão is closed from late afternoon to let the turtles’ nest undisturbed. The island also hosts the largest breeding grounds for tropical sea birds in the Southern Atlantic.


Next destination


  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle and boasts the largest population of resident dolphins in the world. You will also find the biggest concentration of tropical seabirds in the Western Atlantic here.
  • Visit the spectacular Rocas Atoll – the best time is low tide when the exposed reef creates shallow lagoons and tidal pools that are a natural aquarium.
  • Exceptional diving opportunities – the island and these sites offer amazing diving, with underwater landscapes that are regularly celebrated in the world’s top diving destination lists.


A flavour of Fernando De Noronha


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