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 Malibu
Pousada Malibu
3 out of 5
Rua Mestre Gouveia, Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, 53990-000
The price is $144 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Stay at this 3-star pousada in Fernando de Noronha. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (52 reviews)
"Staff are extremely friendly. Everyday day I had great experience at breakfast."

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2020

Pousada Malibu
Pousada Zé Maria
Pousada Zé Maria
3 out of 5
R. Nice Cordeiro, 1 - Floresta Velha, Fernando de Noronha, 53990-000
Stay at this 3-star spa pousada in Fernando de Noronha. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and private spa tubs. Popular attractions Flamboyant Square and Conceicao ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (56 reviews)
"As a start they forgot to pick us up from the airport. We waited there 30 minutes, meanwhile no one was answering our messages on WhatsApp even though I’ve had communication with them before and provided all the info they needed. We took a taxi and didn’t even receive an apology at the check in. ..."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2021

Pousada Zé Maria
Pousada Lua Bela
Pousada Lua Bela
3 out of 5
Rua Amaro Preto, 113, Fernando de Noronha, PE, 53990-000
The price is $247 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3-star pousada in Fernando de Noronha. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (73 reviews)
"Eu e minha esposa fomos de lua de mel e adoramos o lugar, fica uns 10 a 15 min andando da vila dos remedios. La é bem silencioso, limpo e organizado. Adoramos o cafe da manha e o cafe da tarde. Um agradecimento especial ao recepcionista Gabriel e a housekeeping Arlete. Cuidaram muito bem da gente ..."

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Pousada Lua Bela
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Suite Tripla Fernando DE Noronha
Suite Tripla Fernando DE Noronha
Fernando de Noronha, PE
Stay at this vacation home in Fernando de Noronha. Enjoy cable/satellite TV, 1 bedroom, and air conditioning. Popular attractions Flamboyant Square and Sao Miguel ...
Suite Tripla Fernando DE Noronha
House with 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, wifi and kitchen, located in the heart of Noronha
House with 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, wifi and kitchen, located in the heart of Noronha
Fernando de Noronha, PE
Stay at this property in Fernando de Noronha. Enjoy 2 bedrooms. Popular attractions Flamboyant Square and Sao Miguel Palace are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
House with 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, wifi and kitchen, located in the heart of Noronha
Loft Ismar
Loft Ismar
2.5 out of 5
Rua da consolação, 483, Fernando de Noronha, 53990-000
Stay at this apartment in Fernando de Noronha. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a free airport shuttle. Popular attractions Flamboyant Square and Sao Miguel ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Privacidade e conforto
"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
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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