Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha

Unwind at Baia do Sancho, a secluded beach and bay on UNESCO-protected Fernando de Noronha Island. Repeatedly voted the world's best beach, this stretch of sand lies nestled in a sheltered cove with crystal-clear emerald waters. Rocky slabs in the central part of the water support a diversity of marine life and provide excellent snorkeling opportunities. Observe sea turtles and corals, and enjoy swimming without damaging the wildlife. Accessible by boat or via a narrow staircase down the cliffs, the beach is home to native plants and birds. From February to June, rainwater forms two waterfalls spouting from the clifftop. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fernando de Noronha using our trip planner.
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  • One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen, pity that access is difficult because it is necessary to descend a ladder inside a crack and a few more 300 steps down hill, beach for those who like trails and adventures, there is no way to take seniors and children , just to observe from the lookout or boat that does not arrive at the seaside!
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  • It is worth walking across the trail and retracing the path during a trip! The place has a surreal energy without telling the privilege that one has to descend to the beach very early and have it all to you
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  • BEST PLEACE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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