Actively committed to ecotourism, this island is a true environmental sanctuary with an exceptional sea life.
Also called the « rainbow island » for its beauty and varied conserved natural landscapes, Fernando de Noronha is a must see destination in the Northeast region of Brazil. This site has been protected since 1988, and everything is done to conserve the fragile ecosystem, on land as well as in the sea so that visitors can discover this amazing place in the best possible conditions.
As soon as you land, you will fall in love with this paradise like archipelago made up of a main island of 17 km² (91% of the land) surrounded by 13 isles creating an exceptional natural marine park. The vegetation is tropical « Mata Atlantica » covering most of the Isle, with a few endemic species and ideal for some wonderful walks. The main village is Vila dos Remedios, near the port and where all the restaurants and shops are to be found.
Once you have crossed the sea, you will discover what makes Noronha such a prize holiday destination. It’s a whole new world that appears in front of you. There are dolphins, turtles, whales, manta rays and sharks. With its extraordinarily rich marine ecosystem Fernando de Noronha is considered one of the best marine diving sites in the world!
On the island of Fernando de Noronha
The most beautiful marine diving site in Brazil
The most beautiful beaches in Brazil
A beautifully preserved nature reserve
An incredibly rich marine life
Our Fernando de Noronha package includes
- 1 private transfer from the Fernando de Noronha airport to the pousada
- 3 nights in a double room with breakfast in your chosen pousada
- The daily tax to stay on the island.
- 1 self- drive buggy, available for 24hrs (gasoline not included)
- 1 motor-canoe ride to visit the island and its beaches, with a picnic and snorkeling equipment (about 3h30)
- 1 private transfer from your pousada to the Fernando de Noronha airport.
Chance to Enjoy with residents of a magnificent archipelago
Listed as World Heritage since 2000, Fernando de Noronha is a true jewel of Nature.
The Portuguese called it “Esmeralda do Atlantico”, literally the emerald of the Atlantic referring to the luxuriant green forest covering the isles when they were discovered in 1502. Its magnificent landscapes alternate between long beaches of fine sand, turquoise crystalline waters, volcanic reefs, hills and cliffs covered with rainforest. It’s an ideal place for hikers and wildlife enthusiasts.
With about 20 different beaches, you can spend hours walking barefoot along the sandy beaches such as the famous Praia do Sancho, regularly cited as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world… If you are cliff walkers and landscape lovers you can reach the Morro do Picco to enjoy the splendid view across the immense Atlantic ocean. From this view point you may be lucky and see whales swimming off the coast and on the surrounding cliffs you will find one of the largest tropical bird colonies on the West Atlantic.
You can also explore the extreme tip of the island with a little motivation and agility to cross the rocks. You can also go running and mountain biking in these amazing surroundings. Everything is available to ensure your stay will be calm and relaxing.
Among other curiosities, the archipelago is home to one of the rare groups of sedentary dolphins. Rendezvous at dawn at the belvedere de la Baia dos Golfinhos to see the spectacular arrival of lots of « long nosed » dolphins coming back from hunting. These mischievous dolphins are renowned for their jumping quality, which can be up to seven consecutive pirouettes! A breathtaking and moving show, which seems to be a dream and which will definitely feel like a unique and privileged moment!
Discover the unique spot Fernando de Noronha for marine diving
The beauty of the archipelago is in its landscapes and beaches, but even more so, in the sea.
To enjoy the treasures of its depths, there are 3 scuba diving schools on the main island. They offer their services for a first initiation as well as for renting equipment for confirmed divers. In the company of an instructor (obligatory), initiations or autonomous dives allow you to explore one of the most famous spots of South America.
In a relaxing silence, you will move along the sandy seabed, scattered with rocks and small caves that the multitude of fish, sponges, algae and corals decorate in shimmering colours. During these unforgettable dives, you will swim as close as possible to turtles, stingrays or majestic mantas, slender barracudas and impressive (but harmless) sharks. It is a fabulous show right before your eyes and which you will remember for a long time.
A « rainbow island » with special rules
In order to preserve the ecosystem on Fernando de Noronha, the number of tourists allowed at one time on the island is limited.
Therefore, the island of almost 3,000 inhabitants must not welcome more than 500 visitors at any one time. To stay on the island travelers must pay a tax at the airport towards the upkeep of the islands. For divers and hikers, there is an additional tax to enter the marine park that covers the beaches and the ocean (the tax lasts for 10 days and is payable at the port or the kiosk at the Vila dos Remedios).
As the island is isolated and produces no food other than fishing, everything is imported from the mainland and the main economic activity is tourism. Add to that the limitation of the number of travelers and you will quickly understand that the prices for accommodation, services and restaurants are generally 2 to 3 times higher than on the continent with equivalent quality. It is the same for a plane ticket, there are only 2 airlines that provide a regular connection, the GOL and Azul, a point to take into account when planning your stay.
Detailed program for a stay on Fernando de Noronha
Day 1 : Fernando de Noronha/ in
Your flight will arrive at the Fernando de Noronha airport in the afternoon; a vehicle will collect you and your luggage.
To save time and avoid queuing to pay the day tax, we will do this for you in advance; you will just have to show the documents we will send you by mail in advance.
Your driver will then take you to your pousada.
Arrival at the pousada, check-in and night on site.
Day 2 : Fernando de Noronha
A Brazilian breakfast at the pousada.
A vehicle will collect you and take you to the port where you will go on a sea trip for about 3h30.
During this boat ride you can admire the beautiful coastline with nine beaches from the island’s port to the Cacimba do Padre beach. You can also go snorkeling, and a small barbecue of fresh fish is included for lunch onboard. This boat ride will give you an original view from the ocean of the island and its beaches and cliffs.
You will also be able to observe the seabed and the incredible colours of the corals and fish. With a mask and tuba (provided) you may be lucky and see turtles and rays ! A great time combining observation, action and conviviality to share with two, with family or with friends!
It’s the ideal time to go exploring one or two of the beaches that you saw from the boat trip in the morning. A diving trip is also possible.
Night at the pousada.
Day 3 : Fernando de Noronha
A free day to do what you please with a buggy at your disposal (gasoline not included) to set off exploring the island and going to the beaches a little further away.
Diving, snorkeling, climbing, hiking or lazing on the beaches, there are lots of ways to enjoy this paradise island ! We strongly suggest going to explore the Sancho beach, considered the most beautiful beach in Brazil, and there is also the Cacimba do Padre beach with its two almost identical rocks and which form the postcard picture of this enchanting place. .
Night at the pousada.
Our accommodation selection on Fernando de Noronha
Pousada Miragem (standard)
Boasting an excellent location in the hills, 10 minutes from the main town where all amenities are located, the Miragem pousada is a charming little guest house that offers a few rooms with a magnificent panorama of the island and the Atlantic Ocean.
With a pleasant and modern decor using exotic wood and a location relatively close to the beach this pousada is the best value for money that we currently know on the island of Fernando de Noronha.
Pousada Morena (Superior)
The pousada Morena, discover a very nice superior hotel with a magnificent view of the archipelago and Morro do Pico. We particularly like the Luxo and Master bungalow categories. They offer rooms that are spacious, comfortable and well decorated with breathtaking views of the open sea.
Also the infinity pool that seems to throw itself into the ocean in the distance is a magical place where you really want to relax. A charming hotel and ideal for a couple wanting to celebrate a special occasion.