Island Fernando Noronha

These islands offer the visitor an alternative of sustainable tourism, fostering a respectful encounter with the environment, since it constitutes one of the main ecological sanctuaries of the world. Its attractions are so varied that for tourism in Fernando de Noronha it takes at least five days to enjoy them.

Its paradisiacal beaches lend themselves not only to the baths, but also to practice water sports, such as surfing, snorkeling and diving, taking advantage of the wealth of marine fauna and the transparency of its waters. No guide of Fernando de Noronha would be complete without including the sighting of dolphins and sea turtles that arrive to these coasts annually.

Island Fernando Noronha

Fernando de Noronha (in Castilian: Fernando de Noroña) is a Brazilian volcanic archipelago, pertaining to the state of Pernambuco. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean, 710 km from Fortaleza (capital of Ceará), 360 km from Natal (capital of Rio Grande do Norte), and 545 km from Recife (capital of Pernambuco).

The archipelago has 26 km² in total and is made up of 21 islands of which only the largest of them is inhabited (which has 17 km²), and which bears the same name as the archipelago. The rest have been declared National Marine Park by the government of the country, and therefore the human presence in them is prohibited, except for scientific research purposes. Its location is 3 ° 50 'S, 32 ° 24' W. In 2001, the archipelago was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Along with Atol das Rocas and Abrolhos, it is considered one of the best diving spots in Brazil, so many ecotourists travel to the archipelago exclusively for diving. Until 15 years ago the infrastructure for tourism was very basic, consisting of family inns, and few restaurants; but in recent years they have greatly improved their services and new inns have been created for more demanding tourists. However, tourists who go to "Noroña" (as it is commonly called) do not look for nightclubs or large hotels, but are willing to have some discomfort in order to enjoy the unique nature of the archipelago, comparable to diving in the Caribbean Sea or the Maldives.

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