Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Travel Guide

  • Ilha de Fernando de Noronha
    by ludogatto
  • Ilha de Fernando de Noronha
    by ludogatto
  • Ilha de Fernando de Noronha
    by ludogatto

Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Things to Do

  • Put on some hiking boots (& carry...

    Trails skirt both sides of the island. One strategy is to start out in the morning, carrying your snorkel gear along, and hike until late afternoon, stopping off to swim, sun, and snack. The beaches along the Mar de Dentro side have small bar/restaurants, but on the Mar de Fora side, it might be a good idea to carry a lunch along. Take your camera,...

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  • The best brasilian beaches

    Here you can find probably the best brasilian beaches, with a gorgeouse coral reef in a fantastic cristal blue waterThere is Mar- de- dentro, the island side that is in front of Brasil, more quiet, and Mar de Fora, faceing the Atlantic Ocean, more waving and windy. But rememeber that the conditions of the beach change in relation with the season,...

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  • The best brasilian beaches

    Here you can find probably the best brasilian beaches, with a gorgeouse coral reef in a fantastic cristal blue waterThere is Mar- de- dentro, the island side that is in front of Brasil, more quiet, and Mar de Fora, faceing the Atlantic Ocean, more waving and windy. But rememeber that the conditions of the beach change in relation with the season,...

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Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Hotels

  • Pousada Maravilha

    State of Pernambuco, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Pousada Solar de Loronha

    Rua Nice Cordeiro 38A, Floresta Velha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Pousada Ze Maria

    This is one of the more comfortable pousadas on the island. There are 19 rooms in all, 13 bungalos...

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Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Restaurants

  • Fish on bananeira

    If you want traditional island food..it´s here...they have meats,pasta, but the speciallity is fish on bananeira..they cook the fish on bananeira´s piece, with salt.. very tasty..There you can find the original fish on bananeira, invented on the island... fish

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  • Don´t miss the sea food called...

    it´s a famous place located at island extremity with good sea view and nice food.I sugest order caldeirada, a traditional food with a lot of sea food with traditional rice and pirão..very tasty....two people eats well..Other suggestion is the fish filet ( i think barracuda), that brings you a unique flavor, with rice and potatoAsk for Flavio that...

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  • Fast and good.....

    This is a place that you canpay a very nice price and eat very well, beecause, Flamboyant brings you a system of kilo food..It´s a large buffet, wiht salads,meat,pasta .you choose and make your own choices and at final you measure it and the price is according with the weight...practical an good

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Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Nightlife

  • Bar do Cachorro

    There aren´t many alternatives for nightlife in Fernando de Noronha....no dancehouses, but if you are craving for some party you should check out Bar do Cachorro.Bar do Cachorro is a night bar open from 10 PM to the next morning. The entrance is free....It´s simple, it´s an open bar, next to Cachorro´s beach, that plays usually brazilian music,...

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  • an ammoc under the star

    The day in Fernando is full of beautifull things, swimming, snorkeling, walking, .......and more so after dining I was so tired that I wanted to return in the pousada, to stay in the ammoc waching the incredible dark brilliant star sky, witha bottle of bear....but if u need a Caipirinha, listening music u can go to the Cachorro Bar during the week...

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  • Watch the sun's show from a clifftop

    The Capitao dos Mares (Sea Captain) Bar is situated at the top of a cliff where the ruins of a fort can still be seen. The complete name of the fort is Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro, (Saint Peter of Boldro), but since you may want to ask directions, skip the hard part and just say Forte Boldro (everybody calls it just that). Park your buggy and sit in...

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Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Transportation

  • A one-hour jump of the puddle

    You can fly to Noronha from Recife or from Natal. The only carrier is Nordeste, affiliated with Varig. This means that there's no pressure from competition to keep fares down, so be prepared. If you are traveling from outside Brazil and can get a good price on a Star Alliance ticket to enter Brazil, you are eligible for the Brazil Air Pass. This...

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  • Walk around

    You can esaily walk the islnd or rent a bicicle. the island is not so wide nor large so on a day you can go to the other side walking and reax on any of the beaches, or walk on any of their multiple tracks that the visitor's center organize for you

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  • Book a boat tour

    Book a half day tour boat around Noronha. Its cost only R$70 per person and its worth it.You will see dolphins and a spetacular island, view.You can book it directly on the pier

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Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Shopping

  • Little Mama's Mini-Mart

    I was tempted click the "department store" button for 'type of shop' when building this tip since this little store (lojinha) has a little bit of everything. There's an ice-cream freezer, a soda counter, a rack with flip flops, various t-shirts and sundry other items on offer. Most importantly, this is the ONLY place in the village to get any kind...

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  • NOT A PLACE FOR "SHOPPINGMACHINES"

    If you're the type of shoppingmachine,this is certainly not the place,leave your consumism disease at home!Shopping here is almost non-existant,there are some places near the port and also in the village.There is an official handcraft center what was closed for restoration when we were there!

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Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Local Customs

  • Paying Environmental Preservation Tax

    On arriving in Fernado de Noronha you will be required to pay a fee called Taxa de Preservacao Ambiental. The tax is calculated according to the number of days you will be on the island. There are two ways to pay: at the airport or online. At the airport you may pay by credit card or with Brazilian reais or US dollars. The website below is a form...

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  • Noronha: A whole pack of legends...

    As you talk to the locals you will hear many interesting legends about the island...some very ancient, others remoting to the time of exile. Those are some of the legends i´ve heard:First of all, as you might have already seen in the photos of the island, Morro Dois Irmãos and Morro do Pico, in a certain angle, reminds a lot specific parts of the...

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  • Bring cash in local currency

    With the preponderance of family inns or guesthouses, it's likely that you will not be able to pay your lodging bill with plastic. If in doubt, call ahead and ask. Similarly, the casual restaurants and sidewalk bars expect cash on the barrelhead. Dive operators do, however, accept credit cards, as well they must given the high bills a diver can...

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Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Warnings and Dangers

  • hmmmmm..maybe nature danger...

    you dont have to worry about violence...all the doors are open, all the cars have the keys on ignition..everybody knows each other..by now, it´s difficult to happen any kind of human violence..i think that the most important danger it´s nature..you have to be wise, because:1) when the swell comes, you have high wave and violent seas..so be carefull...

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  • Danger in Noronha? hahaha absolutely...

    If you are worried about getting robbed or suffer from any kind of violence, definately in Noronha you shouldn´t be concerned... This island is small, all locals know each other, so there is no way a local could steal from someone without being caught, unless it´s a crazy tourist that doesn´t know the island is a military base hehehe...there hasn´t...

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  • Island Issues

    Well, there are also some other things to consider in Noronha, concerning budget....the island is small, one hour away from the continent by plane, aprox. 2 to 3 days on boat. The island has everything you might need for sale, but many things sold are actually from the continent and therefore, more expensive.Water for example, is not abundant in...

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Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Tourist Traps

  • Rent your own underwater camera

    If you go to a scuba diving or just snorkling, rent a underwater camera with NIlda in the Pousada do Mano, near the Biu´s Restaurant, for only R$75 a day, and she burns a CD (all included). If you prefer buy 3 pictures with the divers company for R$50 :(

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  • Packages

    I think the whole package-deal is a tourist trap. It is not necessary to take the package, you'll end up in a buggy with driver (why have a driver when you rent a buggy?), and in a pousada of the tourist agencies choice (probably Morena). These are more expensive ($50 instead of 50 reais) Find somebody who speaks Portuguese and let him/her arrange...

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  • DON'T BE LATE EVEN FOR A SECOND

    Once you booked a trip,boat,guided walks,guided drives with a dune-buggys,whatever,don't be late because the guy is leaving you behind!The guides have to pick up guests for many other guesthouses and from the hotel,they really don't wait for anyone!We lost a buggy trip around the archipelago in a dune- buggy,and no money back!Than,we had to take...

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Ilha de Fernando de Noronha What to Pack

  • Sunscreen and a hat

    Travel light. You will have to abide by domestic flight weight restrictions on your bags from the mainland to the island. You can usually take your dive gear plus one other small bag within the allowance. Noronha is a casual place. Shorts, t-shirts and flip flops or reef sandals are the norm, even in the evening. Less is more in terms of Brazilian...

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  • WHAT ONE NEEDS HERE

    As the weight limit is 15 kilos,try to be a magician! Absolutely lightweight casuals,swimsuit being the most important item!Good walking shoes a must!You can spend all day in your swimsuit,only getting dressed in the evening.A hat is also welcome! Sun protector cream,eye drops. Lots of film! Fins,snorkle,mask. Good book.

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  • Films and more films...

    A small backpack to carry your essentials when going to the beach and the trails. Don't have to say that you must bring bathing suit, and your most comfortable pair of sneakers. You'll walk thru the trails a lot! You won't find a good and big pharmacy there, so I would suggest you to bring medicine you take regulary. Lots and lots of films....

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Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Off The Beaten Path

  • Cascade

    If during the night you have rains, prepare your self in the morning ang goes to Praia do Sancho. Dowstairs and enjoy on the left side of the beach this amazing cascade.Its realy refreshing !!!And few people knows this tip.

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  • Air france beach

    Air France is not a typical noronha beach....located near the Bay of Santo Antonio, the shore is covered in vulcanic stones, but just like all others, the water is deep blue. From this beach you will see the islands of Rata and Sela Genete, the smaller unpopulated islands of the archipelago.A real good place to find complete peace....

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  • Ponta das Caracas

    Caracas is a type of low cliff located at the island´s border, it´s the point of encounter between the ocean and the "continent" sea...from this place you will be able to see the strength of the open ocean, as it shoks itself against the island´s border....the sound of the waves coming is really strong.It´s a bit far off the vilage, so you might...

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Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Sports & Outdoors

  • Snorkel in a fish nursery

    Atalaia Beach is located on the Mar de Fora side of the island, the side pounded by waves and deep-water currents. Instead of using corals as their nursery area, small reef fish on this side of the island inhabit quiet, natural salt-water pools trapped in layers of calicfied algae (algae that has undergone a process of biomineralization to become...

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  • Descent into paradise

    It is estimated that 90% of visitors to Fernando de Noronha go there to dive. While this number may include some skin divers, it is principally scuba that gives the archipelago its current cachet.There are two distinct diving environments: the calmer, shallower Inner Sea and the deeper, more dramatic Outer Sea. The marine life found in each of the...

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  • THE BOAT

    This was the second dive,and this kind of boat takes you to the deep sea,departing from San Antonio Port.

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Ilha de Fernando de Noronha Favorites

  • info in portugues

    this is a good web sito where you can find alla the info you need on Fernando...the info are right and you cna find all the pousadas, from the smallest to the vip pousada....www.ilhadenoronha.com.br

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  • Watching dolphins from the boat

    That is something you really can´t miss!! Take the boat that goes along the whole side of Mar de Dentro, at 6:00 AM or 6 PM, and you´ll have the chance to see the golphins making their journey either to the shore (early in the morning), or to the open sea(at dawn). To communicate, the leader usually jumps off the water...that´s why they are called...

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  • Baia do Sancho from the trail

    When you arrive from Baia dos Porcos to Sancho, you will be able to see the beach right from above....in two angles...that one other thing you can´miss....the vie is amazing, you will se the water going to dark blue as the depth increases...In this pic there´s the hill between Sancho and Baia dos Porcos....the best place to dive and snorkel in this...

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Vila dos remédios
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Low Tides
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Walk
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Rent a buggy
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And the afternoon comes....go to historical center
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a lot of rocks...
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Turtles
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Sunset
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Whales
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Dolphins
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Watch the sunset at Fortinho
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Historical trail
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total airplane
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Ilhatur...the first contact...
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Play with dogs on Dog´s beach( Praia do cachorro)
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Leão´s beach ( lion beach)
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Watch the sunset on Boldro´s Fortinho
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Boat ride and Snorkelling
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Atalaia trail
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This is not the restaurant!
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You HAVE to eat/try AÇAÍ!!!
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Don't miss the view!!!
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Don't miss the Crepes!!!
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Such a good thin pizza!!!
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Don't miss the real 'moquecas'
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Seafood
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Beaches, Beaches and more Beaches
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Scooter
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snorkeling
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Scuba Diving
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Explore the Main Island
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Go Birdwatching
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Enjoy the Beaches
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Swim with Turtles
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Motorbyke!!
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So where is the diving?
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motorbike
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Good food, good price and good atmosphere
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Respect for the environment!!
Warnings and Dangers
The view of Baia dos Porcos
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