Buraco da Raquel, Fernando de Noronha

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#13 of 19 in Beaches in Fernando de Noronha
A visit to Buraco da Raquel is more of an interesting historical experience than your typical day spent at the beach. The name literally translates to “hole of Raquel” referring to a large rock with a hole in it, carrying a certain legend with it, which the guides will tell you about. Since it is an environmental conservation area, you actually are not able to go swimming nor get to close to the rock Go there for the story, the views, and the experience and then take a trip to the nearby Shark Museum. Put Buraco da Raquel and other Fernando de Noronha attractions into our Fernando de Noronha vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Is a large rock, by the sea, with a big hole. Can only be seen from above. The descent is banned for being a barn of marine life. Have several stories to the origin of the name. One of them is that Raquel, daughter of a military commander used to hide to escape abuse from his father. Worth the beautiful pictures you can get there from the top.
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  • August 4, 2017
    It's just a hole in the stone with 2 stories ... No one knows the true. If you have to pass go but don't reserve a day just for that ...
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  • July 11, 2017
    Blue sea, white foam, breathtaking view. Be sure to know. Right near the port. Place to sit and enjoy the nature, the sea.
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