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Visit Fernando De Noronha, Brazil
Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago in Brazil and a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Its pristine beaches, landscapes and wildlife attract tourists worldwide. Is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 km (220 mi) offshore from the Brazilian coast.
Brazil's Fernando de Noronha is fabled as an eco-wonderland and a beach-lovers' Shangri-la, where even the sharks are friendly.
Ask about Fernando de Noronha when you're in Sao Paulo, and your enquiry will invariably meet with a combination of wonderment, national pride, jealousy and misinformation. Fernando de Noronha is an island – named after a 16th-century Portuguese nobleman who may never have actually set foot there – that exists in the Brazilian imagination somewhere not far from Shangri-la, Atlantis and paradise. People glaze over when you mention it: eyeballs tend to roll upwards in that universal gesture of delight.
For enjoying the natural attractions and experiencing a little bit of colonial history a trip to Noronha requires a few days at least. There are countless activities and tour options to cater to different tastes, and they all allow travellers to submerge themselves in the natural beauty of the islands.
Fernando de Noronha is home to the top two beaches in Brazil – Praia do Leão and Baía do Sancho. These beaches have crystal clear water with areas for swimming and snorkeling, with the life above and below sea being the main attraction of the island. Sea turtles, dolphins, albatross and many other species can be spotted around these pristine beaches.
If you are a dolphin lover so you must take into consideration that the top reasons to visit Fernando de Noronha is dolphin-watching. As early as six in the morning, more than hundreds of dolphins come together at the renowned Bay of Dolphins area which is a division of the National Marine Park. The best site to have a clear glimpse of these stunning creatures is thru a trail along the cliffs on top. Fundamentally, the waters housing the island prove to be the most ideal procreation site in the entire world. Legitimately, the bay is identified as Bay of Pigs but beyond the years, because of the many dolphins that assemble for rest and recreation around the area it came to be known as the Dolphin Bay.
The climate is tropical with two well-defined seasons for rainfall and temperature. The dry/high season is from September to March, and the rainy/low season is from April to August. Accommodation prices rise in the high season, which is the best time to go, but all year round the islands remain warm and beautiful.