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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  • The view of the beach of the lion is stunning, the transparency of the water, we were fortunate to see 2 small Sharks swimming peacefully, as in a natural nursery.
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  • It was one of the beaches that I liked the most. Has its charm to the not be so visited, by its difficult access (probably need a boogie or at least one ride towards the place). After be there, we learned that is one of those places that choose them turtles Marine to spawn.
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  • Lion Beach is one of the greatest beaches to see the views and enjoy different types of rocks ( at least 3) at the same place, not crowded it is a place for contemplation. 
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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.