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Address: Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: 81 3619-1380

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The top beach in the world!!!!!

A short trek to the vertical, tight ladder that will lead you to the best beach in the world. Go early and you will be the only ones on the beach, clear waters, bring snokelling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A short trek to the vertical, tight ladder that will lead you to the best beach in the world. Go early and you will be the only ones on the beach, clear waters, bring snokelling gear, fins and life jacket optional. Tons of fish, turtles, beyond words. It is not suggested for the faint of heart etc, as the way... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was considered the most beautiful beach of the world. And it sure is beautiful and full of life in the ocean. Good for snorkel or simply relax. But be aware that the access is very difficult, it is done by a narrow ladder between two rocks and it was a long waiting line usually. Would not recommend it to... More 

Thank juniorblues
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll need an entrance card to the national park to arrive. After a 10 min walk down a wood path, and another 10 min down a couple ladders (not for the faint of heart/you'll have to carry kids/don't bring too much with you), you arrive at Sancho. A stunning beach, surrounded by towering cliffs. Because it's so difficult to arrive,... More 

1 Thank dfkmcinerney
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful for snorkeling or just go for a swim. The colour of the water is beautiful and you can see tropical fish around you. Beautiful place and if you do the walk you can get stunning photos from the lookout.

Thank Maria S B
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was born in the State of Pernambuco, but I was never able to visit this island. I moved to the USA, traveled to many countries and finally I was able to visit home and Fernando de Noronha. When you get to the island next morning they pick you up for the island tour. First stop was Sancho, and I... More 

1 Thank Jonathas H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best beach almost anywhere. A little work to get to and more work to get out. There is a 150' cliff to access the beach. First to sets of ladders wedged in between two ledges and then steps

Thank Pedro L
Brasilia, DF
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102 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Perfect for snorkeling. Best acessed by boat - local tourism operators offer daily boat tours. Not to be missed.

Thank simoneabcoutinho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Praia do Sancho is easily the most amazing beach you'll ever visit. Is it because of it's tropical Atlantic colors? The marvelous views of it from above? The turquoise calm waters? The lush vegetation? The impossible access? About this last point, prepare yourself for a knee-shaking decent down these long vertical ladders. Your instinct will tell you not to do... More 

1 Thank Roberto G
Sao Paulo, SP
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Be ready to climb up and down to the most beautiful beach in Brazil. Lots of stairs, excellent snorkeling - we saw a huge eel swimming and trigger fish too.

Thank GeorgiaCoffey
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

love the beach much. This is the best place on the island for snorkeling. However bit over organized.

1 Thank mellelena

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