Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha
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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. Arrange your visit to Baia do Sancho and discover more family-friendly attractions in Fernando de Noronha using our Fernando de Noronha trip builder.
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  • The beach is perfect, but the path is pretty hard, entitled the iron stairs amid Cracks of rocks where a line passing one person at a time. I'm glad that all the effort is worth it, don't go in one day in a rush to go back, because we took some 30 minutes to queue up (the ladder is the same down and up, so if there is a large group in the opposite direction to you, be patient) of course with the view of paradise, it's hard to lose patience. If you're averse to hassles, I don't recommend going with children, although they had many children on the beach. Take the minimum of things possible, like it's not the best peak for snorkeling, I suggest leaving the activity to a better place, not to bother to go down and come up with flippers and paraphernalia.
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  • The beach is wonderful to get to the lookout point you make a small sidewalk trail to get to the drop point. Access to the beach is not for everyone, you have to climb down a vertical ladder through a hole between rocks, but if you create the guts to get off there will be no regret.
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  • Difficult access by land, once the descent is through a metal staircase in the middle of a crack in the volcanic rocks, after a beautiful walk. If the traveller give up down, the view from the gazebo will be valid. But if you choose to face the ladder in the middle of giant rocks, will have the privilege of meeting one of the most beautiful beaches of this land. Everything about her is perfect. The water, the sand, the coral reefs near the beach. You can go there just for a sea bath in a paradisiacal place or diving snorkelling. Despite the large number of tourists, the place is almost invoked and well taken care of by the ICM-BIO. You can go alone, but the company of a guide is always welcome.
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