Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Things to Do

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    Beaches, Beaches and more Beaches

    by Fernandocramos Written Aug 2, 2006

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    Baia dos Porcos
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    You can enjoy a considered the most beautifull beach in Brasil, Praia do Sancho where you can dive ou just relax.
    There are a lot of beautifull beaches in Noronha and depending on the season you can surf or dive.If you want go for surfing the better season is december until march and if you go for diving is between july and october.

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    Scuba Diving

    by Fernandocramos Written Aug 2, 2006

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    If you never did scuba and its your first time, this is the place. Even if you dont have a PADI certificate you can do scuba with a guide that dives by your side. Its called Batismo and you can enjoy the beauty of the sea. You can contact the Noronha´s Divers or Aguas Claras for this dive just paying around U$80.

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    Explore the Main Island

    by bsfreeloader Updated Apr 3, 2006

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    One view from Forte dos Remedios.
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    The main island is not very big and can easily be explored in a few days by foot or in one day by buggy. Renting a buggy is probably the best way to fully explore the island. One of the more remarkable sights is the gathering of thousands of spinner dolphins in Baia dos Golfinhos each morning between 5 and 6. There are many scenic viewpoints, one of the best of which is offered at an old fort - Forte dos Remedios.

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    Go Birdwatching

    by bsfreeloader Updated Apr 3, 2006

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    Brown Booby.
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    Fernando de Noronha is home to just four naturally occuring species of breeding land birds (Noronha Vireo, Noronha Elaenia, Eared Dove, and Cattle Egret), all of which are easy to see on the main island. Far more interesting and numerous are the many species of seabirds that breed in the archipeligo - Red-billed Tropicbird, White-tailed Tropicbird, Masked Booby, Red-footed Booby, Brown Booby, Magnificent Frigatebird, Sooty Tern, Brown Noddy, Black Noddy, and White Tern. These birds can be seen attending to nests, floating effortlessly on thermals, or diving for fish.

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    Enjoy the Beaches

    by bsfreeloader Updated Apr 3, 2006

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    Praia do Americano.
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    Fernando de Noronha is blessed with, in my opinion, the best beaches in all of Brazil. The strong surf is great for surfing, body surfing, and wave diving, but there are also sheltered bays ideal for swimming. Regardless, the hues of blue contrasting with the white sand beaches and high cliff walls create a stunning backdrop. The relative lack of tourists only adds to the tropical ambiance that makes the archipeligo so special.

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    Swim with Turtles

    by bsfreeloader Written Mar 2, 2006

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    Fernando de Noronha is home to two species of sea turtles - Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles. Late in the afternoon, as the tide comes in, the turtles easily can be found in the Baia do Sueste. Look for them some way out from the beach in the area where the water temperature drops and the visibility improves. They are most likely to be on the bottom eating seaweed. I saw as many as seven turtles at a given time in this area.

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    So where is the diving?

    by micpil Written Nov 9, 2005

    Yes, probably October is not the best season but since the destination is described as the most amazing for diving we tried it....well the 30 m visibility wasn't quite there, and the waves that day were so huge....same as for snorkelling...yes you can see some turtles, rays and tropical fish but nothing really amazing....Anyway the Atalntis Divers were super organized and with great equipment, 2 instructors for 6 people, not bad.

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    Sunset 2

    by perfectly_zen Updated Jun 10, 2005

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    Sunset from Forte dos Rem��dios

    That´s the view from the fortress Forte dos Remédios ...it´s a very interesting place, besides being a viewpoint...
    This fortress was built in the eighteenth century by the Portuguese, as a very important defense point.
    From up there you will see the "Morro do Pico", a very strange peak that is the highest part of the island....people used to be able to climb up narrow iron stairs to the end of the peak, with one of the most wonderfull views (as I heard), but since it was a bit dangerous and also tourists were starting to write on the rock (childish behaviour uh?) the entrance was closed ever since and the stairs are falling apart.

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    When to go?

    by perfectly_zen Updated Jun 10, 2005

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    Morro Dois Irm��os, seen from Baia dos Porcos

    If you have the opportunity to choose the time you want to go to Noronha, then you should first of all avoid the high season period (from January to February), for many reasons: there are lots of turists, prices are higher, many activities are full (the park allows only 420 tourists in the island), it´s a rainny period and the tide is more aggressive (February is the best time for surf). July is also full of turists.
    March and April are the most rainny months...try to avoid them as well. But if you only have these months to get there, don´t worry, really...you are heading to paradise, there is no bad time for that!!!
    The best months to go are May (calm tide, low prices, good climate) and September (mainly for diving: dry period, the water can reach the visibility of 50 meters, the tide is still calm and there are still low prices).

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    Cacimba do Padre

    by perfectly_zen Updated Jun 10, 2005

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    Cacimba do Padre

    Wonderfull beach...you´ll get there by walk after passing Praia do Bode, Praia da Quixaba and then Cacimba do Padre. That´s a "must do" walk mainly by the beach, that reaches Sancho´s bay...you can do it with a local guide or by yourself since it´s quite safe, but beware with the tide! The access to Baia dos Porcos and Sancho can be done only at low tide, so inform yourself before, otherwise you´ll have to get a ride on boat!
    It´s one of the regions where turtles berry their eggs, so at a period of the year it may be closed or even have controled access.
    It´s the beach nearest to the Morro Dois Irmãos, a good place for a swim with cristal clear waters...from there you´ll get to the trail leading to Baía dos Porcos (Pig´s bay).

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    Sancho from the trail

    by perfectly_zen Updated Jun 9, 2005

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    View of Baia do Sancho

    Sancho is not only wonderfull from the shore, it also has a great view from above. You have to spots for observation: one is between Sancho and Baia dos Porcos, the other is up the following hill.
    The water is usually so clean that you will be able to see everything....

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    Dolphins!

    by perfectly_zen Updated Jun 9, 2005

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    Dolphins following the boat

    A boat trip to see the dolphins and then get to Sancho Bay is something you can´t miss. The dolphins in Noronha are very strict to their schedule, they come from the ocean to Baia dos Golfinhos (Dolphin´s Bay) to feed and date a little =P at the exact 6:00 AM.......they leave the island at 6:00 PM, so you have two chances per day to catch them! And they are really worth it! There are hundreds of them (i´m not joking!), they follow the boat, jump, make a great show!
    And after all that, you will still be able to snorkel in Sancho Bay, with the most colourful scenery ever....

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    Baia dos Porcos

    by perfectly_zen Updated Jun 9, 2005

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    Natural pools: Baia dos Porcos

    Baía dos Porcos is an amazing place...The name means "'Pig´s Bay", and it comes from its similarity with a cuban bay that has the same name, according to the american army that visited the area.
    The bay is small, secluded, between two hills, with a close view of the Morro Dois Irmãos. Among the rocks you will find many natural pools, where you can see lots of fish...the kind of aquarium you´d like to have at home! hehe
    You can do some snorkelling around the rocks, but the entrance to this small pools are completely prohibited, besides being dangerous.
    But the best view from Baia dos Porcos is from above the hill, between Sancho´s bay (take at look at the intro´s picture....that´s the one!!!).

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    Praia do Cachorro

    by perfectly_zen Updated Jun 9, 2005

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    Praia do Cachorro (Dog´s beach) is the beach righ in front of Vila dos Remédios, it has calm waters and is one of the most frequented by the locals. Located in Mar de Dentro, it stands between Baia de Santo Antonio (the portuary bay) and praia do Meio. Next to it, there´s the so famous Bar do Cachorro where you can hear some brazilian music at night...

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    Vila dos remédios

    by perfectly_zen Updated Jun 9, 2005

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    Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Rem��dios

    This little vilage is considered the main part for the locals. There´s an ancient jail, a museum and a little church called Igreja dos Remédios, that was built in 1772.
    Most of the hostels and restaurants as well are located near this village. In a 30 minute walk you will have seen everything hehehe...
    The island of Noronha is not very populated, all locals know each other...this contributes to the calm, friendly atmosphere of the island...=)
    The village itself is not big....there´s a little hospital, little markets, the lodging consist mainly by guesthouses. A perfect place to relax...

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