Our sightseeing stop today is Fernando de Noronha, the Tourism Center of Brazil. It is an archipelago of 20 small islets and a main island in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 km from the Natal City of Brazil.
The 28.5 km² wide archipelago was first discovered by Portuguese sailor Fernando de Noronha in the early 16th century.
It was used by both the Dutch and Portuguese Armed Forces until the main island became a prison in the 1700s.
The prison, which was subsequently opened, operated until 1957. Some of the prisoners staying here are said to continue their lives without leaving. Nowadays, tourists visiting the main island can come across historical prison ruins in its wonderful nature.
On the UNESCO World Heritage List
What makes this place interesting is that it once hosted the country’s most dangerous criminals. Nowadays, this paradise is a great place to get away from the crowd but….
Only main ısland is inhabited with a population of 5,000 people.
UNESCO initiated efforts to protect one of the world’s few pristine islands and was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001.
The entrance to the archipelago, which is described as a place of paradise by the country, is limited to an average of 450 people a day and All visitors must pay a 14 $ nature tax/day either online, at the airport, or upon arrival.
Fernando de Noronha Trip
How to get to the Fernando de Noronha
By air or By sea, there are two main ways of getting to Fernando de Noronha.
There are direct daily domestic flights from Recife, Natal, Rio de Janeiro, Maceió, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Aracaju and some cruises stop at the archipelago between October and February,
There is a bus goes on the one main road from the north to the south of the island. It is the the cheapest option for getting around. Alternatively, you can hire….
What to see and to do on the Fernando de Noronha
-Small Capital That Witnessed History
There is also a place that has been declared as the capital, which witnessed the history of the archipelago. Vila Los Remeidos…
The capital also has the only bank and government center owned by the island. The streets of the small capital paved with gray stones lead to a lovely beach. The ruins of the houses dating from the 18th century are surrounded by lush trees.
It draws great attention with its clear waters, unique sea life and untouched beaches.
With its great specialities, golden sands and unique sea life, you are very likely to see the island, which fascinates people from all over the world, on the lists of the most beautiful waters of the country and the world.
In fact, Prai dos Porcos, Praia do Leão and Sanço do Baia on the island are the places that made their name twice the list of the best beaches by Tripadvisor…
Praia do Leão closes from late afternoon to early morning to allow the turtles to nest in peace between January and June.
-Enjoying Surfing and Sunset
Thanks to its clear and warm waters, it is possible to observe the magnificent marine life of corals, dolphins, turtles and sharks. You can also go scuba diving and surfing on the islands through local instructors.
The islands of Cacimba do Padre, Boldró and Conceição host surfers from all over the world between December and February.
One of the most beautiful activities you can do in the archipelago is to enjoy the sunset…
The islands of Forte do Boldro, Dois Irmaos, Praia Cacimba do Padre and Prai do Porto have numerous places to enjoy a romantic sunset.
Where to stay on Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha is much more expensive than mainland Brazil, even Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The cheapest hotels start around 170 $/night.
I stayed at the Pousada Colina dos Ventos 300 $/night. The hotel was great! Everything was very clean, great breakfast and very nice people working at the hotel. World class service!.
Relatively close to Villa dos Remedios (about a 15 min walk) and 25min walk to Praia … It was an amazing experience! One of the best views i’ve ever had, tha pool is awsome! for details take a look at the hotel.
As a result, here is a real paradise, come to see…