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Atalaia Beach

Address: Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I never got to see the beach although we hear it is incredible. Make sure you book this in town as soon as you arrive in Fernando. There is usually a three day waitlist.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A must to try and experience now before it is to late. Although it is a protected area there is a running risk that if pollution in general continues the beach will have to close down. Loved the experience although the weather during our visit was not the best.

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Amazing natural pools with some good diverse aquatic life. Be sure to reserve as soon as you get to the Island as spots are limited and fill up very quickly.

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Brasilia, DF
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Fizemos a trilha curta (1,5 km e 30 minutos de caminhada leve) até as piscinas da praia do Atalaia, que são verdadeiros berçários da vida marinha. Como é limitada a quantidade de pessoas que podem fazer o passeio, deve-se agendar no ICMBio assim que chegar a Noronha. É um passeio muito concorrido. E é incrível!!! We made the short trail... More 

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Paris, France
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There are so many marvelous snorkeling places in FdN that Atalaia beach comes as a small deception, considering all constraints and steps one has to go through to enter the natural pool (official subscription to a list on a specific day/time, it is mandatory to enroll an official guide to get there, mandatory to wear a lifevest while snorkeling...). Maybe... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Br
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Atalaia Trail , 5hrs walk, is highly recommended. But not for children. You need a guide for this...........

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London, United Kingdom
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372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Visiting Atalaia beach is wonderful experience. We also enjoyed snorkeling in the Piscinas Naturals - delightful.

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Boulder, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

You have to book this walking tour to this beach days in advance but it is free through the park service. You can rent snorkel masks, goggles and life vests at the entry. Go early if you have the choice. In any case you will have to go at low tide. It is about a 30-40 minute hike in along... More 

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Recife, Brazil
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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