Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha

Unwind at Baia do Sancho, a secluded beach and bay on UNESCO-protected Fernando de Noronha Island. Repeatedly voted the world's best beach, this stretch of sand lies nestled in a sheltered cove with crystal-clear emerald waters. Rocky slabs in the central part of the water support a diversity of marine life and provide excellent snorkeling opportunities. Observe sea turtles and corals, and enjoy swimming without damaging the wildlife. Accessible by boat or via a narrow staircase down the cliffs, the beach is home to native plants and birds. From February to June, rainwater forms two waterfalls spouting from the clifftop. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fernando de Noronha using our trip planner.
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  • Linda is no joke. I've been a few times and remember that down, it is necessary to pass through a crack in the stone descending by a sailor. It is not so easy and if you have a lot of baggage gets worse. The ladder of descent each time is one way, sometimes more, sometimes less so. In the rain, slippery enough at the staircase of stones and you need to watch out for children and the elderly, but it is not nothing to stop someone to go and it's worth it when you get downstairs. Before descending, you can make a longer track up the stairs where there are several viewpoints that render photos and beautiful memories. That's on the beach, in fact there's nothing but sand, rocks and sea-perfect! -then you really need to take food and drinks (garbage bag, of course) that cannot be. There's plenty of mabuias (endemic lizards) on the rocks where you will leave your stuff, so take care to close everything, because they come in and eat everything ... and if sitting on the rocks, they arrive near you is to rise on their feet ... some pictures. Take snorkel, mask and flippers. Are always useful there.
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  • Amazing island lost in the middle of the Atlantic ocean... amazing magical trip... wildlife and very rich flora and plunged to the top spots! Our thanks to Eldorado travel in the Organization of this visit and for us having (also) discover this paradise!
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  • Lush nature and Paradise Beach, but with limited access. The elderly, wheelchair users and having trouble getting around do not have access.
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  • BEST PLEACE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Simply marvelous! Undeniably beautiful place! Don't forget to bring your snorkeling or diving equipment. Access is a little difficult but valera very worthwhile! Another alternative is to come by boat, for one of the tours offered on the island.
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  • Indescritívelmente beautiful! The descent into her through the stairs and the slit hinders some access, but being there is instant happiness.
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  • Wonderful colors! Stunning beauty on arrival to the lookout. Go down to the beach is already more complicated but not impossible. Who has a phobia of mabuya (small lizards like geckos present throughout the island), fear of heights, small children, elderly people or with too much weight may not enjoy both the descent through the rift between two stones by a narrow staircase. But driving to vision is even more beautiful!
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Where to stay in Fernando de Noronha

The bad news is that, if you're on a budget, your trip to Fernando de Noronha might be starting to look a whole lot more expensive than you'd planned. Accommodations on the remote archipelago are understandably expensive, as all food and supplies have to be specially shipped in. All lodgings are on the largest island, Fernando de Noronha, which is the only one permanently inhabited in the archipelago. The majority of options consist of guesthouses and boutique hotels concentrated in the center of Vila dos Remédios, the island's town. However, look a bit farther outside of town and you can find some excellent eco-resorts and beachside accommodations.
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