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Atalaia Beach

Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Recife, Brazil
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Nice trekking ... beautiful viewin the morning... calm and life rich natural swimmingpoll. Go there at 6 a.m when the tide is low... take wonderful pictures. You need the guide...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a very restricted tide pool, that is extremely shallow. To visit the pool, you must go to the IBAMA office in Villa Boldro and sign up. The only allow so many people in at a time, so they will assign you a time, date and will provide you with the information on where yo go. You then meet... More

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Brazil
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a beautiful place, like the rest of the island, but access is limited for snorkeling. Watch for mosquitos.

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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Just returned from a visit to Atalaia. Very disappointed that the staff there did not let us know in advance that the sea was choppy that day so there was nothing to see in the pool. Instead we walked 30 min down to the beach. Waited 15 min and were only given 15 min in the pool due to weather... More

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Campinas, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

You must first make a reservation to go, so check with your hotel and they will explain how to do this. It took a while once we arrived to find someone who spoke English. Then you must sign an oath to preserve the marine life (don't touch, don't wear sunscreen, don't stand up, don't kick your feet, etc.). You must... More

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Hong Kong, China
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Like most of the Island, Atalaia is a very nice spot on the coast of F. d. N. Most tourist are told you can only go to Atalaia with a tour guide that charges R$ 50,00 per person (low season). Once you are there, you find a small shallow natural pool that forms itself at low tide. It is packed... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

It is a nice shallow pull with good variety of small fish, but with all the hype your expectations are disappointed by 30 min in the water after about the same amount of time walking to it. It is not worth it, in my opinion, to go through signing up for visting this restricted access location if you have time... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Access is controlled. You have to reserve this in advance. They even ask you to remove sunblock to protect the wildlife. I took the small trail. It's an easy 15min walk and you get to a natural pool with beautiful natural wildlife. One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Baby sharks, lobsters, octopus, fishes of all kinds... Out... More

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Jaboatão, Pernambuco, Brazil
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

You will pay a tax of conservation to visit this natural pool for one hour, in a company of a guide. To get there, is necessary to choose a trail: the long one lasts about 60 minutes, and the short one about 30. Don't forget to take you snorkel there! You will have to swim without to touch the ground... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Going to this beach is an adventure, it was raining when I came, the trails is muddy and slippery, make sure you wear shoes, no havaianas. The beach has a special view...beautifull surrounded by hills. Snorkeling on the right side of the beach, I think it is more beautiful than the other side

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