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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  • Beautiful beach and preserved. Must have a ticket (R $106.00) Marine National Park and the entrance is by the Dolphin PIC-Sancho. To reach the beach has a walkway made with recycled plastic young. You need to climb down the ladder fitted into the slot of the stones to the beach, but is very worthwhile! Take water and groceries.
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  • Without doubt the biggest postcard de Noronha. Gorgeous place! A certain difficulty to access the beach, but no big deal. Nature generously reward the effort!! The site is adminsitrado by the ICMbio and you must have made the passport which cost R$106,00 and exempt people over 60 years. Well organised and controlled structure for visitation. The descent and ascent to the beach has scheduled times. Not to be missed!
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  • Place too beautiful, despite the scary ladder that has q go down and then up. It's worth it. In addition it has the two-way to follow, the two brothers and the from baía dos golfinhos, without having to climb down the ladder. Very good.
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  • BEST PLEACE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Most beautiful place I've ever seen!
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  • One of the most beautiful beaches of the island. Clear waters, emerald green sea, many fish on the rocks. Everything beautiful
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  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH OF BRAZIL
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