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Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando de Noronha showing general coastal views, a beach and rocky coastline

See clifftop forts and rock formations silhouetted by the sunset. Swim alongside colorful marine creatures in the ocean.

Some of the world’s most pristine and picturesque beaches decorate the shores of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago. Glorious rock formations rise from the ocean, dense forests sweep across the rolling terrain and exotic animals inhabit these tropical islands. Learn about the region’s military history with trips to clifftop fortification ruins, including Remédios Fort and Santo Antonio Fort Ruins.

Most of the attractions and amenities are on the largest island, which contains the village of Vila dos Remédios. See the church of colonial design and the cannons and monument surrounding São Miguel Palace. Swim in the natural rock pool of the village’s Cachorro Beach.

Take a diving excursion from Santo Antonio Port, northeast of the city. See the Santo Antonio Fort Ruins and the elegant São Pedro Chapel that offer spectacular views of the harbor and beach. Explore the nearby Shark Museum.

On the other side of Vila dos Remédios lie tropical bays, including Conceição Beach, Porcos Bay, Sancho Beach and Boldro Beach. Look up to admire the iconic Dois Irmãos Hill from these beaches.

The preservation of sea turtles is ongoing at the Tamar Project. Attend lectures and browse exhibits in the visitor center to learn about the majestic animals’ plight. Visit the quiet and secluded Sueste Beach on the southern coast for the possibility of feeding the sea turtles and swimming alongside them.

The set of islands takes its name from a merchant who received it as compensation for the service of providing brazilwood. The main island is off the northeastern coast of Brazil, with Natal the nearest major city. There is an environmental fee charged upon arrival via air or boat. Cruises operate from Fortaleza, Natal and Recife with flights from the latter two. Rent a car or buggy to get around the island or use bus services.

With its sea turtle project, scenic bays and fort ruins, Fernando de Noronha is a natural wonder with an intriguing slice of history.

Where to stay in Fernando de Noronha

Pousada Maria Flor Noronha
Pousada Maria Flor Noronha
4 out of 5
Alameda Pau Darco, 508, Floresta Nova, Fernando de Noronha, PE
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Located in Floresta Velha, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves and within 3 mi (5 km) of Baía dos Porcos and Baia ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Adorei a pousada,quarto topíssimo,cama maravilhosa de boa e funcionarios de uma gentileza excepcional."

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Pousada Maria Flor Noronha
Pousada Corais
Pousada Corais
2.5 out of 5
Alameda das Amendoeiras, 7, Bairro Floresta Nova, Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco
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The price is $84 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 7
Located in Floresta Velha, this pousada is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves and within 3 mi (5 km) of Baía dos Porcos and ...
3.9/5Good! (8 reviews)
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"Pousada excelente! Vale o quanto pesa. Os funcionários são super hospitaleiros, ótima localização e café da manhã super honesto! Certamente quando voltar a Noronha, ficarei na Pousada dos Corais!"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Pousada Corais
Pousada Maria Bonita Noronha
Pousada Maria Bonita Noronha
4 out of 5
Rua das Amendoeiras, 06, Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco
The price is $339 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Floresta Velha, this pousada is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves and within 3 mi (5 km) of Baía dos Porcos and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"Great place, staff made us feel very welcome, were very knowledgeable and helpful in organizing tours etc."

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Pousada Maria Bonita Noronha
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Suite Tripla Fernando DE Noronha
Suite Tripla Fernando DE Noronha
Fernando de Noronha, PE
Located in Floresta Velha, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves and within 3 mi (5 km) of Baía dos Porcos ...
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Chalé da Ilha
Chalé da Ilha
3 out of 5
Rua Pinto Branco, Vila do Trinta, Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco
Located in Vila da Trinta, this vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Baía dos Porcos. ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Super recomendo!!
"A estadia no Chalé da Ilha foi perfeita. Beto, o proprietário, nos recebeu super bem, foi atencioso e bastante simpático. Toalhas felpudas, lençóis confortáveis, banheiro amplo, ar condicionado eficiente e silencioso, cozinha bem equipada, tudo estava excelente. A localização parece estranha, mas ..."

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Chalé da Ilha
Loft Ismar
Loft Ismar
2.5 out of 5
Rua da consolação, 483, Fernando de Noronha
Located in Floresta Velha, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Sao Miguel Palace and within 3 mi (5 km) of Baía dos Porcos and Baia do Sancho. Fernando ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
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"Fernando de Noronha é no geral um destino sem muito Já sabíamos que restaurantes são muito caros lá mesmo para refeições simples, então optamos por um lugar onde poderíamos fazer nossa comida. Viajamos com crianças que muitas vezes, exaustas do dia de praia nem queriam ir a um restaurante, então ..."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2019

Loft Ismar
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Jul 23, 2019

Bucket list destination! Gorgeous!

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Jul 23, 2019

The views is the only thing you go for. Not much of a night life or a whole lot of things to do when it gets dark. 3 to 4 days is plenty. Anything more then that and you’ll want to swim your way back to Recife.

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Nina

Jul 9, 2019

Everyone should visit FDN at least once in their life.

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Ron

May 18, 2019

Our primary reason for going to FdN was to dive. We enjoyed an excellent dive experience with Atlantis Divers and our dive masters Rafael and Giro.

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