Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park

Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park

Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park
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Steve Cornforth
Liverpool, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This small island I about a 2.5 hour flight from Recife. All i can ay is that it is an island paradise. We started our trip with an island tour. This was excellent and our guide took us to Sancho Beach - according to some it is the best in the world! We also took in the two Brothers, Bay of Pigs and others. Our house was right on Conceicao Beach which is stunning. I would say that the island is a bit more commercialized than I expected. We thought that we ight struggle to use cards and took too much cash with us. In fact everywhere accepted cards - even the beach bars. A must visit!!
Written 29 October 2023
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HugoD33
Sao Paulo, SP349 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
If you are used to paradise Islands like Aruba, Mykonos, Menorca or Santorini, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of the beaches in Noronha. Simply the nicest in the world. But that is about it. The island is overpriced, food is below average and extremely expensive. If you rent a car to go around the island, be aware of the corruption with prices and their police mafia who would stop you and give you very heavy fines.
Written 8 August 2022
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Viktor P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I was trespassing the whole time, you cant stop a scuba boi! I swam from the neighbouring beach. It took 10-15 minutes with some currents, but no big deal. Saw some sharks tho
Written 4 August 2022
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Thiago_Malagueta
Recife, PE162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
One of the best places to be in the world!
If you love beaches and sea life you need to come and enjoy hours snorkleing at Noronha beaches. Experience you will enjoy for life! All kinds of colourfull fishes, turtles, sharks... just snorkeling!!
I really recomend 4 /5 nights at island, and remember to turn off cell! The internet is not good anyway!
Written 21 January 2022
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Brian C
Los Altos Hills, CA25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Combined with Rio/Carnival great but dangerous in Rio.
We flew to Recife on Azul - airline is fine (they change flt. times every few weeks? and are weak on English) few flights-left at 5am! to connect 3 hours later to Fernando $600+ ticket! Very high. Fernando is a very unique spot, some gorgeous scenery-but limited since the island is small. Dune Buggies $80 USD day! Stayed at Pousado du Vale-the best on the isle $400USD + a night for cheapest room. The staff is wonderful-restaurant great-TH seafood buffet-amazing. Central location for a great sunset/live music/beach restaurant- bar-nearby--the town for shopping- nice restaurants. Prices like USA at times. Gnats not mosquitoes as much ATE US ALIVE. Within days & using repellent-had 100s of bites on each leg. They itch, weep and last about 10 days to hea-once you leave! Stayed 5 days- 3 is ample. Very well traveled & worst insect spot ever! Enjoyed the island-glad to leave. They charge non Brazil tourists MORE about $80 USD at airport upon entry for eco- and to access major beaches you pay $40 each for a week pass. The snorkeling was bad-visibility 20-30 feet but no coral-rocks/weed. Fish limited in number-&variety. Hawaii is better but mediocre compared to many islands. Disappointing. Only double dives and 3 hours + on a dive boat for SCUBA &I get seasick after 1 dive so I passed. $200 for the dives highest in the world! Rip-off! Not a reason to come. But the overall experience for 3 days would be nice. I wont be back!
Written 1 April 2020
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Sorayafigueiredo
Boynton Beach, FL12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
My family and I went to Noronha this past October and we absolutely loved it.

The fees to get in the some of the beaches is one price for Brazilians and double that price for foreigners. Since my husband is a foreign national I know that first hand.

This is a very prejudiced policy since a tourist is a tourist and should not be labeled by the country he/she has a passport, by color of skin or anything else that remotely resembles prejudism.

It's a shame on the government of the state of Pernambuco.
Written 7 December 2019
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hoopman64
Tonbridge, UK21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Wow, my step daughter wanted to go to the island as part of her graduation celebration.
She wanted to do the long walk, we accepted the challenge. You need to pay for a guide to enter the national park, but its not much and worth it. Our guy didnt speak any english, which could be a problem for some.
The walk was great fun and quite a trek. Unfortunately it rained towards the end, we were caught out on a boulder field next to the Atlantic with a thunder storm next to us.
The boulder field is lethal. One slip and you could break a ankle or wrest. With the rain this was twice as bad and it went on and on.
The Trek i would say is certainly for health people and not wheelchair accessible.
Written 1 August 2019
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Nick
Miami Beach, FL55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
We went on the guided tour around the park and down to the beach. The walk can be strenuous in some areas and you must take some interesting steps down to and up from the beach. Mosquitoes and bright sun so be prepared. Overall a great experience and definitely worth the effort.
Written 4 May 2019
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Sommerstar
Bath, UK99 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Firstly it is expensive, double what you pay in mainland Brazil for everything and accommodation and eating out are no great shakes so not great value.
Secondly be organized. It matters when you go. Tides, swell and visibility can make or break your trip. Some beaches are only accessible at low tide and snorkelling can be better at low or high tide depending on the beach. You need to book in advance for Atalaia beach for your 30min (low tide) snorkelling spot- up to 5 days in advance.
When we were there we saw a few turtles and some tropical fish at Sueste Beach but the swell was high and waves were strong, visibility about one metre so it was hard work. Sueste Beach was our favourite and you can hire all the gear when you get there.
Thirdly it matters where you stay. We had a nicely located Pousada at Boldro Beach but nowhere to eat out within walking distance.We hired a buggy (expensive) but it was in such bad repair it was difficult to drive and frankly dangerous esp at night. If you stay in the heart of the town there are plenty of (overpriced) restaurants to choose from (and walk to).
To see the dolphins we got to the cliff above the bay at 6am and saw 100's but they are a long way away. We went on a boat trip and we were told there was a 99.9 % chance of seeing them. Well, we were the 00.01% and saw none.
Oh, and you need to pay for everything in cash. Brazil doesn't make tourism easy for foreigners
Don't get your hopes up.
Written 5 December 2017
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veroa1401
Montevideo, Uruguay17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
First, you have to pay to enter the island, then to enter the national park within the island, and we are talking hundreds of dollars per head. Accommodations are not too expensive but the rest is: food, diving, car rentals....
It might be the best diving spot. In Brazil, but it is still a poor one, with not much at all to see despite the good visibility.
Not worth a visit and the money in my view.
Written 30 September 2017
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