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Fernando de Noronha is an archipeligo lying in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, 3 degrees south of the equator and approximately 350 kilometers northeast of the Brazilian coast. It is the easternmost outpost of the Neotropics and consists of one main island and 12 smaller islets. It can be reached by plane from either Recife or Natal.
The archipeligo was first "discovered" by Amerigo Vespucci in 1503 and is volcanic in origin. Consequently, it has never been connected to the South American mainland. Most of the archipeligo is protected as a marine park, and there are only a couple thousand residents on the main island.
There are strict limits placed on the number of visitors, so it is not a place to party. Moreover, it is not cheap to visit. But, if you can afford it, I highly recommend it, as it contains some of the most stunning beaches to be found anywhere and a wealth of marine life. It is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful places in Brazil.
The main island is not very big and can easily be explored in a few days by foot or in one day by buggy. Renting a buggy... more travel advice
Fernando de Noronha is home to two species of sea turtles - Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles. Late in the afternoon,... more travel advice
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