Praia do Leão, Fernando de Noronha
(4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Frequently listed in “Top 10” lists, this is the wildest of all Fernando de Noronha’s beaches, and the least busy. More often than not, when you visit it will be just you and a lonesome lifeguard at his post. Located on the southeast side of the island, when you look out at the “outside sea” you can’t help but notice the beach’s namesake, a large rock formation resembling a sea lion in repose. Praia do Leão has the highest rate of sea turtle spawning in the area, and while there are heavy regulations in place to protect the animals, it is possible for you to witness the hatchlings make their way over the reddish sands to the ocean. The raw beauty of Praia do Leão makes this awesome event all the more special. Take a look at our Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Praia do Leão and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Beautiful beach, with wonderful views. However, tossed around pretty good and dangerous, without signs of danger. A guide who was at the scene with another group guided everyone not to get into the water because the current is very strong and, according to him, there have been several fatal accidents at the site.
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  • The beach only to visit and look at landscape. Is stirred. Has the stone shaped like a hippo, but if you are drunk with effort you see a sea lion rs
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  • Many people do not give due attention to this beach in Noronha, but in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful beaches. At low tide (not as low as 0.0) get down and move to the right. You will find the hottest pools of Noronha.
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  • Beautiful beach to rest but not to swim. A lot of big waves.
  • Ótima praia. Visual paradisíaco e é menos visitada que as demais. Então tem aquele ar de deserta. Muito boa.
  • Umas das mais lindas. Tranquila. Difícil acesso. Ir de bugre. Ideal passar o dia lá.
  • A água é fria e agitada, mas é um local excelente para fotos.