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Baia do Sancho

Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Montevideo, Uruguay
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Everybody tells you that this is one of the best beaches of the world... and I think they are right. Beautiful water, controlled amount of tourism and incredible sealife.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wow, wow, wow! You just HAVE to go here to appreciate he beauty of this beach. This beach is amazing. There are so many aspects of it that would make you want to visit it. Climbing down the cliff face is much easier than the reviews suggest, the two ladders are extremely secure and they break up the climb down... More

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