Inside the cove of Baía dos Golfinhos in Fernando de Noronha, one of the natural attractions of the archipelago, there is a high concentration of spinner dolphins, an oceanic and tropical species known for its behavior of jumping out of the water and performing up to seven rotations around its […]
Fernando de Noronha Archipelago
The Fernando de Noronha Archipelago is quite photogenic in its geographical accidents, marine fauna, beaches, history and the diversity of colours of the waters and on land or at sea, the scenes captured on the islets are postcard-worthy.
Geography of the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago
The archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, known as an ecological sanctuary, is located 500 km off the coast of Recife and consists of 21 islands and islets, including Fernando de Noronha (with 15 km²), Rata, Lucena, Meio, Rasa, S. José, Cuscus and Cabeluda, which are home to various animal and plant species, some of which are in the process of extinction.
It is also formed by volcanic rocks, rugged on the coasts, as well as smaller rocks, occupying a total area of 26 km², with a mild climate and fertile soil.
The archipelago is very close to Rio Grande do Norte, being the closest place there, there is an island that you can not miss: Noronha – with 3.5 thousand inhabitants and an extensive environmental protection area.
There are 21 islands in the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, but only this one can be visited by tourists.
There are also several beaches and bays, which makes this place one of the most beautiful tourist routes in Brazil.
You can get to Noronha by plane – with a direct flight from Natal – or cruise ship.
Tourism in Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha is one of the best places to dive, due to having one of the most beautiful marine parks.
There are several spots for diving, for more or less experienced people in this practice.
You can also do boat trips and hiking trails with little or high level of physical effort.
Don’t forget to take your camera.
Cinematographic views, beaches with crystal clear water, diving with turtles, rays and even sharks.
In Fernando de Noronha you will be hooked not only by the exuberant beauty of the place, but also by the high level of its gastronomy, with emphasis on seafood dishes.
The place also offers several accommodation options.
To enter the island you will need to pay an environmental preservation fee as a permanence fee.
Tourism and Travel Guide
One of the most famous shipwrecks in Brazil, the Corveta V 17 – Ipiranga, of the Brazilian Navy, rests about sixty meters in the waters of Ponta da Sapata in Fernando de Noronha. Very well protected by the island’s diving operators, the Ipiranga corvette has practically all its structures preserved […]
There are many options of beaches in the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha. Some are more suitable for diving, others for bathing, contemplation, surfing etc. Generally speaking, all the beaches located on the protected side of the main island are ideal for diving and swimming between April and November, due […]
The Fernando de Noronha Archipelago consists of isolated volcanic islands in the South Equatorial Atlantic, its main island being the visible part of a chain of submerged mountains (DORSAL MEDIAN ATLANTIC). Located at geographic coordinates 03 51′ south and 32 25′ west and approximately 345 km from Cape São Roque […]
Fernando de Noronha é uma das melhores áreas do país para a prática do surf, tanto que a ilha é conhecida como o “Hawaii brasileiro”. Em novembro se inicia a temporada das grandes ondas que vai até o mês de março. Os grandes swells do Atlântico Norte que alcançam a […]
Diving is the biggest attraction of Fernando de Noronha. The waters are so transparent that the visibility on the seabed can exceed 40 meters. Excellent for contemplating a natural system with approximately 230 specimens of fish, fifteen varieties of corals and five types of sharks. The following can be practiced […]
One of the main characteristics of Fernando Noronha is the scarcity of physical space and natural resources; this scarcity, combined with the island’s strict environmental controls, makes Noronha’s hotel segment different from other tourist centers in Brazil. Until a few years ago, before the explosion of tourism, the only lodging […]
Fernando de Noronha is 545 km from Recife, capital of the State of Pernambuco; 360 km from Natal, capital of the State of Rio Grande do Norte and 710 km from the city of Fortaleza, capital of the State of Ceará. How to get to Fernando de Noronha? The Archipelago […]