Fernando de Noronha, a 26-square-kilometer paradise which consists of 21 islands, locates in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 kilometers away from the northeast coast of Brazil.
With its crystal-like water, various marine life and fascinating tropical scenery, this archipelago is one of the most attractive places in Brazil, as well as a World Heritage Site selected by UNESCO. And it is mainly because of the careful protection and conservation projects operated by the Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, a standard marine park established in 1988. Until now, the number of tourists on the island at the same time is strictly controlled (at most 420 tourists)
No matter you are planning a single travel or joining a tourist group, Noronha will offer you the most enjoyable service and natural beauty. Walking along white sand beaches, viewing cloudless blue sky and limpid sea water, you will feel totally relaxed and refreshed. This island also provides a wonderful place for various entertainments and activities, such as diving, surfing, snorkeling, biking, hiking, horse-riding, and so on.
On land you can find gorgeous rock sculptures, waterfalls, tropical vegetables and swimming pools. In the sea there are even more attractions: colorful corals, turtles, dolphins, tropical fishes in different shapes, some of which are seldom found in other sea areas. Most sea scientists agree that the sea area near this island is a paradise for marine organism thanks to the effective measures from the national park.
How to Get There
Daily flights will take off from towns of Recife and Natal in Brazil and fly about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Transportation on the Island
Because of the remote location, air-conditioned taxis are nonexistent. Instead, dune-buggy taxi is both distinctive and efficient. You can also view the seascape by ship.
The rainy season starts from January end in August. Except this period, the weather is always warm and sunny.
Prices here are generally not low because of the transporting charge of goods from the mainland. However, every lucky tourist who has been in Fernando de Noronha will guarantee you that the trip is worth the cost.