Praia do Leão, Fernando de Noronha

(4.7/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • Since when you hit the road, at the top of the beach, the view is spectacular. It is worth going down the trail and get to the beach; but very careful with ocean currents that seem to come from all sides.
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  • Beautiful beach but without structure, good to visit and take a dip, but be careful because it's kind of mad
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  • Deserted Beach, the perfect visual viewpoint, numerous sea blue. No beach structure. It is worth visiting.
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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.