Praia do Leão, Fernando de Noronha

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Frequently listed in “Top 10” lists, this is the wildest of all Fernando de Noronha’s beaches, and the least busy. More often than not, when you visit it will be just you and a lonesome lifeguard at his post. Located on the southeast side of the island, when you look out at the “outside sea” you can’t help but notice the beach’s namesake, a large rock formation resembling a sea lion in repose. Praia do Leão has the highest rate of sea turtle spawning in the area, and while there are heavy regulations in place to protect the animals, it is possible for you to witness the hatchlings make their way over the reddish sands to the ocean. The raw beauty of Praia do Leão makes this awesome event all the more special. Add Praia do Leão to your Fernando de Noronha travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Fernando de Noronha day trip planning website.
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  • The beach is beatiful, you can see the blue water and the rocky formation, also is a beach where turtles put their eggs. The sea is very strong and dangerous,so swimming is not allowed, you can only.....  more
    The beach is beatiful, you can see the blue water and the rocky formation, also is a beach where turtles put their eggs. The sea is very strong and dangerous,so swimming is not allowed, you can only.....  more »
  • Lion Beach is about a km walk from PIC Sueste. Yet another amazing beach in Noronha. We got there at the end of the day and it was literally empty. 
    Lion Beach is about a km walk from PIC Sueste. Yet another amazing beach in Noronha. We got there at the end of the day and it was literally empty.  more »
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  • We can see the Lion rock but for me it seems hippopotamus.
  • Beautiful beach. An advanced swimmer may be tempted to try it. But it is not recommendable. The currents are strong and get upset by the peculiar geography of the beach. Please don't swim there. You can easily get in serious trouble. This is even more and specially true if you are someone with an attitude and physicality of a pro but still lacking the temperance of a real one. And there are absolutely NO lifeguards there!

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