Buraco da Raquel, Fernando de Noronha

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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. Add Buraco da Raquel to your Fernando de Noronha travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Fernando de Noronha day trip website .
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  • Access to the hole is not allowed, but arrive at the gazebo by the shark Museum. The view is breathtaking! Nearby you can see many sharks.
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  • There's several legends about this hole, each more interesting and quirky than the other. The true story it is the Commander's daughter who was sick and like to hide in this hole during low tide. The father had to go with the soldiers looking for her.
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  • If you're boat trip or go to the shark Museum, you can see the hole of Rachel, very nice but can't get close.
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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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