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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  • Flawless Beach, perfect!!! Only careful walking down those stairs are very steep. We went down the stairs with 05 and 08 years, but we've seen parents come down with infants (under 1 year).
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  • Amazing place ... what a view ... that the beach ... really deserves the title To get to it is a little unusual ... you don't know where to go down if you don't search before, because there is no sign indicating you decide what is a yellow ladder seems a ladder of reform if it weren't a group that was there would never have known that there was beach access Sancho ... kind of scary looking that ladder positioned in a ditch among the rocks , but it's quiet descent ... well worth the arrival downstairs
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  • It's indescribable the turquoise blue of the sea, looks like a painting, deserted Beach, the presence of sharks in the break of the waves, spotless, fully preserved in the summer is dangerous for bathing, sea very choppy.
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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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