Things to do in Fernando de Noronha – 6 Things you Must do !

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha - 6 things you must do !


Things to do in Fernando de Noronha  - Fernando de Noronha  is an archipelago off the coast of Brazil 350km from land with 21 islands in total.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha  - Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago belonging to the state of Recife in the north eastern region of Brazil. Its a wildlife and sealife phenomenon and the number 1 diving spot in Brazil.

The islands were founded in 1503 by the portuguese and today the island have been a UNESCO heritage site since 2001. The island are so protected by Brazil that they have a limit of only 500 hundred tourists per day that can stay on the island also paying a tax per day to stay which increases the longer you stay.

Here is a quick list of 6 Things to do in Fernando de Noronha while visiting;

 1. Things to do in Fernando de Noronha - Watch the Sunset at Boldro Beach

Praia do Boldro Fernando de Noronha

Praia do Boldro Fernando de Noronha

Towards the end of the day swimming, snorkelling and just generally being amazed by the island, you should head upto Pico mountain at Boldro Beach and you will see one of the most amazing sunsets possible with the view of the two brothers islands. Its a perfect way to end the day in Noronha before you head back to your pousada or out for your evening meal.

When: Daily
Where: Boldro Beach
Budget:  Free

2. Go Swimming with Turtles

Turtles in Fernando de Noronha - Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Turtles in Fernando de Noronha - Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

If you head down to the south of the island and make sure to bring your goggles, snorkels and flippers otherwise you can find the kiosks that rent them. There you can head out at Baia do Sueste and snorkel alongside the turtles which are some the size of humans, your not allowed to try to touch them but just swimming alongside dozens of them at the same time is really special.

When: Daily
Where: Baia do Sueste
Budget: $-$$(from 1 to 80 Reais) Free if you have your own snorkelling kit

 3. Take a Diving Lesson

Diving Fernando de Noronha

Diving Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha is Brazil number one location for diving and a mecca for sealife, it one of the top locations worldwide and is completely unspoilt.  The clear waters with up to 50m visibility and a water temperature of approx. 26° C. You will find approx 250 species of fish and 15 types of corals. You can take a diving beginners lesson with instuctor for approx 450 Brl $.

When: Daily
Where: Atlantis Divers - Ao lado da Igreja, Vila dos Remédios
Budget: $$$$$ (from 250+ Reais)  

 4. Things to do in Fernando de Noronha - Take a Boat Ride around the Island to see all the beaches

Baia do Sancho Fernando de Noronha - Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Baia do Sancho Fernando de Noronha - Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

The boat trips take approx 3 hours 30 mins leaving in the morning at 8:30 or in the afternoon at 1:30 with prices costs around 130$ Brl per person. On the tour you will get to see the lions cave that roars with the waves, ponto de sapato, praia dos Sanchos and the 2 brothers island too. Along the boat trip you will see dolphins and get to snorkel with them if your lucky and some huge birds too that often follow the boats.

When: Daily
Where: Tour Agency -  Alameda das Acácias, 566, Floresta Nova  
Budget: $$$$ (from 140 to 250 Reais)  

 5. Visit the Shark Museum - Museu dos Tubarões

Shark Museum Fernando de Noronha

Shark Museum Fernando de Noronha

The small island does have a museum, its fitting too which such a diverse ecosystem and sealife you will find so many different types of sharks and dolphins too. So its worth a trip to the Shark Museum to check out all about the sealife on offer and sharks that can be found on the island along with some scary bones and shark teeth. Its only a small place but worth seeing

When:  Daily
Where: Rua São Miguel - Vila dos Remédios, 349
Budget: FREE

6. Rent a Buggy - Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Noronha Buggy - Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Noronha Buggy - Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

The Island Fernando de Noronha, which is the main island is only 10km long and 3 km wide, however that are so many beaches worth seeing on the island that if you do not take a boat tour and prefer to reach them by land you will need to rent one of the buggys to make your way around which is fun and the way most of the islanders get around too. The buggys can be rented for approx 270$ Brl per day with a discount if you rent for longer

When: Daily
Where: Tour Agency -  Alameda das Acácias, 566, Floresta Nova
Budget: $$$$$ (from 250+ Reais)

Budget Classification

$ 1 to 30 reais
$$ from 30 to 80 reais
$$$ from 80 to 140 reais
$$$$ from 140 to 250 reais
$$$$$ more than 250 reais

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