Fernando de Noronha

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

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

Teju-Açu Eco Pousada
Teju-Açu Eco Pousada
3.5 out of 5
Estrada da Alamoa, s/n - Boldró, Fernando de Noronha, PE
Situated near the beach, this pousada is within 1 mile (2 km) of Praia do Americano, Sao Pedro do Boldro Fort and Conceicao Beach. Meio Beach and Boldro Beach ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (52 reviews)
"Lovely pousada with lush gardens and trees built into the forest with a view of the iconic Pico rock. Very attentive and helpful multi-lingual staff. Excellent food at the restaurant including a fantastic breakfast with lots of options. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2020

Teju-Açu Eco Pousada
Pousada Lua Bela
Pousada Lua Bela
3 out of 5
Rua Amaro Preto, 113, \N, Fernando de Noronha, PE
Located in Floresta Velha, this pousada is within a 10-minute walk of Sao Miguel Palace and Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves. Cachorro Beach and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (55 reviews)
"Amazing and friendly staff, very nice room, clean, spacious and cozy, great breakfast."

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2021

Pousada Lua Bela
Pousada Da Germana
Pousada Da Germana
2.5 out of 5
Rua Mestre Gouveia, 390, Fernando de Noronha, PE
Situated by the sea, this pousada is within a 5-minute walk of Sao Miguel Palace and Cachorro Beach. Meio Beach and Biboca Beach are also within 10 minutes.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"I enjoyed my stay I enjoyed my stay I enjoyed my stay"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Pousada Da Germana
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Suite Tripla Fernando DE Noronha
Suite Tripla Fernando DE Noronha
alameda pau d' arco, 13, Fernando de Noronha, PE
Situated in Fernando de Noronha, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves and Flamboyant Square. Sao Miguel ...
Suite Tripla Fernando DE Noronha
Chalé da Ilha
Chalé da Ilha
3 out of 5
Located in Vila da Trinta, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves and Flamboyant Square. Sao Miguel ...
5/5 Exceptional! (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 28 Oct 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 within a 10-minute walk of Sao Miguel Palace and Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves. Cachorro ...
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 21 Jul 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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