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Address: Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: 81 3619-1380
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I was dreaming go there since i was 12 years old and i realised. I have no words is fantastic, lovely for diving

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Chicago,IL
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Not brave enough to access this paradise by going down in steps through a hole in the rock we took a boat ride to get to the beach, which turn out to be an excellent option once we could see the other beaches, Baia do Sancho is indeed a wonderful beach, due to the challenging access is a very empty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was dreaming go there since i was 12 years old and i realised. I have no words is fantastic, lovely for diving

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Madrid, Spain
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Truly one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen, although it is quite hard to reach- impossible to visit without a beach buggy or hiring a tour... and not accesible to people on crutches, elderly or wheelchairs. You will have to go up and down a very steep stair. Also, remember to take water and snaks if you´re... More 

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Araraquara, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Nothing but a peace of heaven on earth, or better, at the ocean! Snorkeling is a great activity to do at there. Wild life is easy to sightseeing. Best visiting in Noronha, in a deuce with Atalaia! Must see!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I travelled here in 2007, the beaches on the island are fantastic. It's very unspoilt. There are no resturants/bars/eateries at the beaches from memory.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

To get there, you first need to get to Fernando de Noronha, schedule your trip and get the pass to access the island. Then on the island, after a short buggy ride, you will get close to the cliff's top and will spent one hour of a not that easy walk to reach the beach. Down there, this is beautiful,... More 

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Lahti, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

What can I say about this place? There was a time when only marine biologist were allowed there. Yes. It is that unique. Allowing people to visit freely? That is really sad in a way. It won't be long before it's gone. Just bear this in mind if you are actually there right now. My experiences with this venue goes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

First thing first - the title of the best beach of the world is not correct. This may be the worst and least accessible beach in the world but I doubt very strongly that this is the most beautiful one. If you come from anywhere outside Brazil, first you have to go to some international airport like Sao Paulo 'there... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not sure how the #1 ranking was worked out, but there are many more beautiful beaches in Australia, and they don't come with a R$130 price tag, or with questionable characters trying to sell you all sorts of rubbish! Tripadvisor is really not doing itself any favours with this ranking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lovely to see that the natural beaches have been kept serene, I have photos of Baia do Sancho in an album that were taken in 1989, with some pictures taken with a marine expert during the time of the hatch-ling turtles making their way to the sea. I remember the locals especially being really great to get to know the... More 

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