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Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves

Listed under Tropical Island in Brazil.

  • Photo of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
  • Photo of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
  • Photo of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
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The islands of Fernando de Noronha are known for some of the best beaches and best diving spots in Brazil - 10 of their beaches made it onto the best in Brazil list, the top three by Sancho Bay, Porcos Bay and Leao Beach and there are coastal side sheltered varieties and ocean side dramatic varieties.

Sea turtles and dolphins enjoy the warm, tropical water which in turn attract divers and snorkelers.

The island group has been owned at various times by the Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Portugese and the French East India Company (and possibly others) but the first permanent settlement wasn’t built until the 1770’s. In 1988 around 70% of the groups area was declared a National Marine Park. Today the main income is from eco tourism and lovers of tropical islands.

Fernando de Noronha Official Website.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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“Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves”

'Peaks of the Southern Atlantic submarine ridge form the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Rocas Atoll off the coast of Brazil. They represent a large proportion of the island surface of the South Atlantic and their rich waters are extremely important… Read more...

Written by press. UNESCO

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Fernando de noronha island brazil, second heaven after Hawaii and Bahamas.

Fernando de noronha island brazil, second heaven after Hawaii and Bahamas. Thanks to the deep clear water surrounding the island. Fernando de Noronha was a great experience for us, we got to learn some Portuguese, had some good, if not great, scuba dives, did some excellent snorkeling, ate at some cozy restaurants, and met some nice people. We didn't like the island's scrub-covered landscape, but the beaches made up for it. The dune buggies were fun too.

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