Ilha do Fogo, Petrolina

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Ilha do Fogo is located in the middle of Sao Francisco River, which separates Petrolina from its twin city Juazeiro. The island presents panoramic views of both cities, and is a popular hangout of tourists and locals. At this location you can take leisurely strolls along the long stretch of sand, fish, practice sports, or take refreshing swims in the crystal clear river. The island is a favorite spot for picnickers, who spend all day sunbathing, barbecuing, and playing sand volleyball. You can do the same with your family, but be sure to bring plenty of cool drinks and snacks. Stay late to see and photograph the sun setting over the skyline of the twin cities. Plan to visit Ilha do Fogo during your Petrolina vacation using our convenient Petrolina online travel route planner .
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  • After a frustrated, we decided to visit the island of Fogo, the location is on the border between Juazeiro and Petrolina with access across the bridge that connects the two cities. The location is very nice and prainha excellent for bathing, there are also Kayaking rentals. However, the visitors and bathers leave extremely dirty, several bottles, food plastic bags the grime takes all the fun out of the environment. Not to mention the bathrooms that don't have any conditions of use. I suggest that the Secretary of tourism of the two cities do an environmental education campaign, and which also give a decent structure for the stall owners of Prainha.
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  • Great place for bathing. I went during the week and the movement was very quiet, very few people raged on the island which gave peace to the place.
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  • Fire Island is in the cities of Petrolina and Juazeiro. Great place for bathing, Kayaking tour
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  • Place always packed on weekends and holidays, always in the first timetables used by people who practice sports (functional training, volleyball, kayaking and others) after 9 o'clock in the morning auction of swimmer.
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  • Wonderful place, very good, water ice, but superrrr after is a marvel. I just had to keep things because they had some strange people there, but other than that, it was top.
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  • It's a fun place to spend with family and friends, is safe for swimmers, has to rent tents caiques snack, the guard is very polite but also the people who work there selling food, unfortunately the public toilet is impossible to use so I recommend use the bathroom before you go and they don't clean up the branches of the trees that usually hurt your feet, wear a slipper.
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  • Great! Beautiful place.
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  • Nice to see the sunset. Closes at 6:00 pm
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Where to stay in Petrolina

Much of Petrolina’s activity centers around the snaking Sao Francisco River, and the majority of the city’s hotels can be found here. These vary in quality but offer easy access to restaurants, bars, and stores as well as the city of Juazeiro, which sits just across the bridge. Those who want to enjoy the youthful buzz and affordable eateries that the University provides should look for accommodations near or on Dom Malan Square. Smaller guesthouses and bed and breakfasts tend to be less expensive but are generally tucked away in residential areas.
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