Baia do Sancho has been the #1 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Beach for four of the last six years. Here’s why.

1. It has spectacular views.

Think: majestic cliffs, clear emerald-turquoise water, and golden sand.

2. It’s an adventure to get there.

To reach the beach, visitors must go down a rocky set of stairs or take one of the few daily boats to the shore, which means…

3. It’s blissfully free of crowds.

According to one TripAdvisor traveler, Baia do Sancho “is always nearly empty. At peak times, you will still rarely see more than a hundred people. If you go early, you’ll have it to yourself!”

4. It’s great for snorkeling.

The clear and mostly calm waters make Baia do Sancho an ideal place for snorkeling. Visitors can get up close and personal with a variety of colorful marine life—fish, turtles, even (small!) sharks.

Of course, you can also just get lost in the sun and the sea, gliding on the water without a care in the world.

5. It has waterfalls.

The beach’s location amid beautiful cliffs gives rainy season visitors another surprise: waterfalls cascading from the cliffs to the ocean!

Check out more Travelers’ Choice beaches, as determined by you and millions of other TripAdvisor reviewers, here.