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Baia do Sancho

Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place is amazingly beautiful! You can get there with your buggy or a taxi. You must have your IBAMA card to enter. The IBAMA facility is very nice, has a kiosk, lockers, showers, and bathrooms. You can buy sandwiches, water, etc. there. Follow the path to the beach where you descend through a hole in the rock down two... More

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Paris, France
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Local people present this beach as the most beautiful beach in the world (from a TripAdvisor survey ! ;-). I don't know if this true but it is surely among the top ones. Access path is a bit difficult (lader squeezed between enormous rocks, stone stairs) but effort is just worth it. Almost white sand beach, all shades of blue... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

When you know you arrive at the Best beach in the world (based on Tripadvisor), your expectations are skyrocket high... Well, it is a perfect beach: quiet, beautiful, cristal clear water, cool access. Will comeback for sure when I will have my deep diving license.

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world this stretch of land between the rocks provides an exciting revelation of water life to the inexperienced scuba diver... Watching sea turtles just 50 meters out from the beach. Definitely one of the most romantic places we have been to... Looking at the landmark of Fernando do Noronha (the twin... More

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São Paulo, Brasil
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Hard access, but the water color, the sand, the view, the cliffs, everything is amazing! One of the 10 most beautiful natural places of the world, no doubt.

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Wellington, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
20 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Well worth the effort! We loved every minute we spent on this beach and went back two other days. It was never crowded.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

No hotels, no bars, nothing, just white sand and warm/clear water. Great snorkeling (bring your stuff, bring your water, everything). Access is by a stair (like firefighter ladder, vertical ladder/stair almost "inside" the rock) for a small hole...(check the picture)... appear to be claustrofobic but is small, maximum 20 steps, then a walking path down to the paradise. Other option... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was small, stunning water and rocks and a great little beach for a 3.5 year old swishing back and forth in the waves. Snorkeling was good, we even saw sea turtles.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I loved the place and it's one of the most beautiful natural beaches I have ever been! It was very empty which is great and you could see a lot of marine life by snorkling! In this place the sharks are not dangerous because the Ecosystem is well maintained, but be ready to see some at sunset time! I believe... More

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Montevideo
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Going to Sancho is a must in Noronha. We went twice. First by boat since they told us the staircase was too difficult for our 5 year old daughter. It was great, we went diving and afterwards had a great lunch on the boat. We then went to the "Mirante" just to look and a park guard suggested it was... More

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