FERNANDO DE NORONHA/TRAVEL TIPS/WHERE TO STAY/PLACES TO GO & THINGS TO DO/WHERE TO EAT/WHERE TO SHOP

PERJANTAI, 07. ELOKUUTA 2020

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, BRAZIL

Travelling to the Island of Fernando de Noronha - Rio de Janeiro ...

The beautiful and environmentally protected archipelago of Fernando de Noronha lies in the equatorial Atlantic some 545km from Pernambuco, though it’s actually nearer to Rio Grande do Norte. Access is mainly from Recife and Natal. Boasting more than sixteen very clean and stunning beaches, it’s hard to beat for scuba diving – its clear water stretches down to a depth of 40m in places, with a white sandy sea bottom, plenty of coral, crustaceans, turtles, dolphins and a wide range of fish species and shoal types. The islands are also breeding territory for a number of tropical Atlantic birds.

European explorers first came here in 1503, and after a struggle between various powers, with the Dutch running the show from 1700 to 1736, the islands ended up under the control of the Portuguese in 1737. Lisbon considered the archipelago strategically important enough to build the Forte dos Remédios, of which only some remains can now be seen.

In recent years, the archipelago has become well known as an ecotourist destination. Most of it has been protected as a marine national park, created in 1988 in order to maintain the ecological wonders that have been preserved by the islands’ isolation from the rest of Brazil. The vegetation is fairly typical northeastern agreste, but the wildlife is magnificent: birdwatchers will be amazed by the variety of exotic birds, including several types of pelican, and you’ll be moved by the remarkable sight of thousands of dolphins entering the bay every day between 5am and 6am, viewed from the harbour.

The main island, Ilha de Fernando de Noronha, shelters plenty of stunning beaches. The water can sometimes be turbulent and not perfectly clear, but it is a fairly constant and very comfortable 28°C. The best beaches are probably Praia da Atalaia and Cacimba do Padre, and at Mirante dos Golfinhos you can watch dolphins leaping over the waves. A number of ecological trails allow good birdwatching, and several companies specialize in scuba-diving courses and trips, including  Aguas Claras, Atlantis and Noronha Divers. Various companies also offer boat trips around the archipelago, departing from the ports at the northeastern tip of the island and from the Bahia dos Golfinhos at the island’s southern end. Boat trips from the latter leave most days.

It's the perfect place to get away from the crowds and do very little at all. Not that there's a shortage of activities; hikes along deserted beaches, snorkeling with turtles and sailing cruises await those visitors who manage to get up off their towels.

 

 

 

 

BEST TIME TO GO TO FERNANDO DE NORONHA

The best time to visit the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, either for exploring the islands by feet or for sunbathing, swimming and diving, goes from August to January, since it is the driest of the year. Surfers will appreciate especially the period beginning in November and peaking in February and March, when waves are higher.

 

 

 

 

GETTING TO FERNANDO DE NORONHA

There are two main ways of getting to Fernando de Noronha: by air or by sea. There are direct domestic flights that operate daily to Fernando de Noronha that go from Recife, Natal, Rio de Janeiro, Maceió, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, and Aracaju. Between October and February, some cruises stop at Fernando de Noronha. You can also go to the island on a private or chartered yacht for those with a much larger budget.

By Air - Flight times are 1:40 from Recife (540 km) and 1:10 from Natal (350 km). Flights by Azul Airlines and Gol Airlines operate daily. There are also charters and full packages available from major Brazilian cities, available from most Brazilian travel agents.

By Sea - During high season travel operator CVC has 4-6 days cruises from Fortaleza, Natal and Recife.

 

 

 

GETTING AROUND FERNANDO DE NORONHA

A good bus service (R$5) runs the length of the BR-363 between the port, Vila dos Remédios, the airport and Baía do Sueste, about every 30 to 40 minutes from 7am to 11pm. You’ll see bus-stop signs along the road. Hitchhiking, though we don't generally recommend it, is safe here and commonplace.

Taxis (a few of which are buggies) have fixed rates from R$20 to R$45 depending on distance – drivers have a card showing the prices. The trip from the airport to Vila dos Remédios costs R$30, while from the port it's R$25.

A popular way to get around is to rent your own buggy. Rates for reliable vehicles range from R$250 to R$400 (on national holidays) per 24 hours, plus fuel. Be aware: vehicle owners on the island do not have insurance so you'll be expected to pay for any accidental damage.

Pousadas will usually organize a buggy for you, and all renters will deliver it to you, although many buggies on the island are not in good shape, so it's worth going to the rental places and checking out a few before making the choice. You can also rent motorcycles, if you are licensed for one back home.

 

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY IN FERNANDO DE NORONHA

Fernando De Noronha, located about 350km (217 miles) off Brazil’s northeast coast, is a collection of 21 volcanic islands and is known for its dreamy warm waters, excellent diving, and picture-perfect beaches. Paradise like this comes at a premium price and accommodation options are expensive, sometimes double or more what you would pay on Brazil’s mainland. However, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it is definitely worth it. Here are some of the best places to stay in Fernando de Noronha.

 

 

  • Dolphin Hotel

Featuring a pool and hot tub with loungers, Dolphin Hotel is centrally located in Fernando de Noronha Island. The rooms at Dophin Hotel feature LCD TV with cable access. A fridge with a minibar is provided. Each air-conditioned room features a bathroom with a hairdryer. Breakfast is served daily at the restaurant and includes a selection of fruits, breads and cakes. An afternoon tea is also included. Guests can enjoy refreshing drinks from the bar while relaxing on a hammock. A sauna and solarium are available. Boldró and Conceição beaches can both be reached within a 17-minute walk. Private parking is free.

Gallery image of this property

 

 

 

 

  • Pousada Dona JO

Situated in Fernando de Noronha, 1.8 km from Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, Pousada Dona JO features air-conditioned accommodation and a garden. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and Vila dos Remedios is less than 1 km away. The rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Pousada Dona JO offers a buffet or American breakfast. Santo Antonio Port is 2.6 km from the accommodation, while Praia do Sueste is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Fernando de Noronha, 4.1 km from Pousada Dona JO, and the property offers a free airport shuttle service.

 

 

 

 

  • Suíte Domiciliar Em Fernando De Noronha

Situated in Fernando de Noronha, Suíte Domiciliar Em Fernando De Noronha offers beachfront accommodation 1.6 km from Porto de Santo Antonio Beach and features various facilities, such as a garden and a terrace. The property is located 700 m from Vila dos Remedios, 2.7 km from Santo Antonio Port and 5 km from Praia do Sueste. The hotel has family rooms. Guests at the hotel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Fernando de Noronha, like hiking. Flamboyant Square is 500 m from Suíte Domiciliar Em Fernando De Nor, while Shark Museum is 2.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Fernando de Noronha Airport, 3.9 km from the accommodation.

A bed or beds in a room at Suíte Domiciliar Em Fernando De Noronha

 

 

 

  • Noronha 350

Noronha 350 is located in Fernando de Noronha, 2.6 km from Vila dos Remedios, and features a garden and a terrace. 3.3 km from Praia do Sueste and 4.2 km from Santo Antonio Port, the property provides a shared lounge and a bar. The accommodation features free WiFi. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, and some rooms at the economy hotel have a balcony. Buffet and American breakfast options are available every morning at Noronha 350 for private rooms. A selection of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including hiking and darts. Porcos Bay is 2.1 km from the accommodation, while Cacimba do Padre Beach is 2.1 km away. The nearest airport is Fernando de Noronha Airport, 3.3 km from the property.

A bed or beds in a room at Noronha 350

 

 

 

  • Fulô de Mandacaru

Located in Fernando de Noronha, within less than 1 km of Praia do Meio and a 10-minute walk of Praia do Cachorro, Fulô de Mandacaru provides accommodation with a garden and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The property is around 2.2 km from Santo Antonio Port, 5 km from Praia do Sueste and 2 km from Shark Museum. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen for guests. At the inn, the rooms are fitted with a balcony. At Fulô de Mandacaru each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and a patio with a garden view. The area is popular for hiking, and bike hire and car hire are available at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near Fulô de Mandacaru include Conceicao, Vila dos Remedios and Flamboyant Square. The nearest airport is Fernando de Noronha, 4.4 km from the inn, and the property offers a free airport shuttle service.

A bed or beds in a room at Fulô de Mandacaru

 

 

 

  • Estação Noronha Hostel

Located 1.3 km from Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, Estação Noronha Hostel provides accommodation with a shared lounge, a garden and a shared kitchen for your convenience. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. The homestay offers a continental or buffet breakfast. Estação Noronha Hostel offers a terrace. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation, while hiking can be enjoyed nearby. Popular points of interest near Estação Noronha Hostel include Vila dos Remedios, Flamboyant Square and Shark Museum. The nearest airport is Fernando de Noronha, 4.3 km from the homestay, and the property offers a free airport shuttle service.

 

 

 

  • Pousada Corveta

Featuring a restaurant, bar and views of city, Pousada Corveta is located in Fernando de Noronha, 1.4 km from Porto de Santo Antonio Beach. Around 500 m from Vila dos Remedios, the property is also 2.4 km away from Santo Antonio Port and offers free WiFi. The guest house features family rooms. All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. At the guest house, every room comes with a private bathroom with free toiletries. A continental breakfast is available daily at Pousada Corveta. Praia do Sueste is 5 km from the accommodation, while Flamboyant Square is 200 m away. The nearest airport is Fernando de Noronha Airport, 4 km from Pousada Corveta.

The building in which the guest house is located

 

 

 

  • Casa Berna

Situated in Fernando de Noronha, 350 m from Praia do Meio, Casa Berna features air-conditioned accommodation and a garden. Boasting a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a barbecue. The guest house has family rooms. At the guest house, every room is equipped with a balcony. At Casa Berna the rooms have a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and a patio with a garden view. The accommodation offers a sun terrace. Popular points of interest near Casa Berna include Praia do Cachorro, Conceicao and Vila dos Remedios. The nearest airport is Fernando de Noronha Airport, 5 km from the guest house.

Gallery image of this property

 

 

 

  • Pousada Ventos da Atalaia

Featuring garden views, a garden and free WiFi, Pousada Ventos da Atalaia features accommodation ideally situated in Fernando de Noronha, within a short distance of Porto de Santo Antonio Beach, Vila dos Remedios and Flamboyant Square. Fitted with a terrace, the units offer air conditioning and feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. Guests at the homestay can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast. Santo Antonio Port is 2.6 km from Pousada Ventos da Atalaia, while Praia do Sueste is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Fernando de Noronha Airport, 3.8 km from the accommodation.

The building in which the homestay is located

 

 

 

  • Ilha Hostel

Set in Fernando de Noronha, within 100 m of Praia do Cachorro and 150 m of Praia do Meio, Ilha Hostel provides accommodation with a shared lounge and a garden, and free WiFi. The property is located 2.6 km from Santo Antonio Port, 5 km from Praia do Sueste and 2.4 km from Shark Museum. The accommodation offers evening entertainment and a shared kitchen. At the hostel, every room is fitted with a wardrobe. At Ilha Hostel, all rooms come with air conditioning and a shared bathroom. The accommodation offers a sun terrace. Popular points of interest near Ilha Hostel include Conceicao, Vila dos Remedios and Flamboyant Square. The nearest airport is Fernando de Noronha Airport, 5 km from the hostel.

The building in which the hostel is located

 

 

 

 

 

PLACES TO GO & THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR FAMILY IN FERNANDO DE NORONHA

Fernando de Noronha, about 350 kilometers (217 miles) off Brazil’s northeast coast, is made up of 21 islands and is an important marine conservation area. The volcanic archipelago is one of Brazil’s true paradise islands, where dune buggies are the main mode of transport and undeveloped beaches are framed by towering rocky peaks. Its warm, crystalline waters are home to rays, turtles, reef sharks, and dolphins while the island itself has several endemic species of reptiles and birds. Here are some of the best things to do with your family and friends at Fernando de Noronha.

 

 

  • Do the Atalaia hike

The Atalaia hike follows the island’s coastline with sweeping views of turquoise sea framed by jagged peaks and welcomes pauses at shallow water pools to snorkel and swim with the local marine life. There are two hikes to do: the shorter one that can be self-guided or the longer one – a four-hour hike – that is done with a tour. To do the latter, which is recommended for better views and wildlife spotting, the tour guide must be booked when you arrive at Fernando de Noronha as visitor numbers are strictly limited.

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  • Visit Praia da Biboca

Praia da Biboca, located in the north of the island, may not be the best spot for swimming, yet for dramatic landscapes and untouched nature, it’s worth going to. The beach is formed by black rocks from the island’s volcanic past and is surrounded by large cliffs where the remains of the Fortaleza dos Remédios fort can be found at the top. The views overlooking the beach are the main draw there and keen-eyed observers may pick out traces of old shipwrecks off the coast.

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  • Take a boat ride

One of the best ways to see all of Fernando de Noronha and visit some of its pristine beaches is by taking a boat trip around the island. The views are phenomenal: long stretches of white-silver beaches framed by towering cliffs covered in wild green vegetation. The boat tours usually include key attractions such as the Lion Cave, Praia dos Sanchos, the Two Brothers Islands, and Ponto de Sapato, and stops at calm points to snorkel in the surrounding sea. Look out for boisterous schools of dolphins and large seabirds flying overhead. Check with your hotel to book a boat trip and expect to pay around R$140 (about $43).

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  • Go scuba diving

One of the most popular attractions on the island is scuba diving thanks to Fernando de Noronha’s rich abundance of marine life. With crystal clear waters allowing visibility up to 30 meters (98 feet) and warm waters hovering between 28 and 30 Celsius (82 and 86 Fahrenheit), it is considered one of the best diving spots in Brazil with over 20 diving sites and the chance to see a variety of wildlife, including several endemic species. Some of the best places to go include Pedras Secas, Buraco das Cabras, Morro de Fora, and Corveta V 17. Book with a reputable scuba diving company, such as Atlantis Divers.

Sea Paradise -Day Diving (Fernando de Noronha) - 2020 All You Need ...

 

 

 

  • Visit the island’s best beaches

The three best beaches on the island are Praia de Leão, Baia do Sancho, and Praia de Porcos, popular for their turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and great snorkeling opportunities. Bring your own umbrella to Praia de Leão as the beach is totally exposed with no shade. It is also a good idea to bring your own water and food, as the few kiosks there are quite expensive.

Praia do Leao, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil | O turista, Melhores ...

 

 

 

  • Go surfing

Depending on the time of year, Fernando de Noronha is excellent for surfing and is a common pastime among the lucky locals that live there. If you’re on the island between December and April, head to Praia da Cacimba do Padre beach that is regarded as one of the best surf spots on the island, thanks to its clean waters and tube waves. Just be aware that access to the beach is strictly prohibited between 8pm and 8am to protect the marine turtles during the hatching period, which is between December and June.

Corona Journey No.22 - Fernando de Noronha | Coastalwatch.com

 

 

 

  • Rent a buggy

Fernando de Noronha is a big island and getting around everywhere on foot is not as easy as you would think. Tourists may rent a bike or a car, yet the most fitting transport option for this tropical island is the dune buggy that can take on uneven trails that a car would find impassable. The buggy, which costs around R$120 (about $40) a day or more (much more during high-peak season such as New Year), allows tourists to visit rarely visited places and gives freedom to explore alone.

Rota Terrestre | 10 DICAS PARA CONHECER FERNANDO DE NORONHA

 

 

 

  • Watch an unforgettable sunset at Boldro Beach

One of the most breathtaking scenes at Fernando de Noronha is the sunset from Boldro Beach. Make the most of Pico, a small hill next to the beach, to get an elevated viewpoint to watch the sun go down across the sea. It’s an easily accessible place so you can go either by dune buggy or walking.

Quanto Custa Viajar para Fernando de Noronha - Confira o Melhor Preço

 

 

 

  • Go snorkeling with turtles

Fulfill a once in a lifetime experience by going to the south of the island to snorkel with wild marine turtles. If you have your own snorkeling gear, take it with you, otherwise you can rent out the equipment from any of the kiosks by the beach for about R$25 ($8) a day, although the prices may vary depending on the time of year. From there, you need to head out to Baia do Sueste where dozens of marine turtles gracefully and calmly swim through the water. Remember not to touch these animals – they are protected under the island’s conservation laws and touching them could harm them.

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  • Explore the Shark Museum

The Shark Museum, in the northern peninsula of the island, may be small but holds a rich source of information about local marine life, especially the island’s resident sharks, which include reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, and even the occasional elusive whale shark. The recovered shark skeletons and range of dagger-like teeth on display help put their size into perspective. The entrance to the museum is free and has a small shop for souvenir-buying.

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  • Parque Nacional Marinho de Fernando de Noronha

Covering around 70% of the main island and all the surrounding sea, Parque Nacional Marinho de Fernando de Noronha contains most of the archipelago's must-see sights including its three best beaches and all of the secondary islands. 

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  • Forte dos Remédios

Easily the best preserved of the island’s Portuguese forts, Forte dos Remédios is well worth a visit and has great views from its hilltop above Vila dos Remédios. At the time of writing, the fort was in the middle of a slow restoration process; it's likely a small admission fee will be charged once it's complete.

File:Forte dos remédios Fernando de Noronha.JPG - Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

  • Museu a Céu Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha

Based at the Centro de Visitantes in Vila do Boldró, this open-air museum has displays on sea turtles by the Projeto Tamar (Tamar Project; www.tamar.org.br), an NGO working to protect endangered sea turtles, plus a Tamar information desk and shop.

O Projeto Tamar em Fernando de Noronha - Seu Mochilão

 

 

 

  • Dolphin Watching

Hundreds of dolphins congregate every morning at the same sheltered bay, and can be watched from the cliffs above. The waters around the island are evidently the most important dolphin breeding ground in the world. The bay is officially known as the Baía dos Porcos (Bay of Pigs), but over time it has come to be known as Baía dos Golfinhos (Dolphin Bay). After feeding in the open ocean at night, the dolphins come here during the day for R&R.

Fernando de Noronha – Brazil Safari Company

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE TO EAT IN FERNANDO DE NORONHA

Picture the scene: being seated in an airy yet cozy restaurant, pouring over a to-die-for menu while sipping on chilled wine and taking in the dazzling view of a silver-white beach that stretches into a sparkling turquoise ocean. This is Fernando De Noronha, a picturesque tropical island that lies about 350 kilometers off Brazil’s northeast coast. The island is famously untouched and a protected national park, which preserves its jaw-dropping natural beauty and provides astonishing backdrops for a dining experience to remember. Here’s some of the best places to eat in Fernando de Noronha.

 

 

  • O Pico

O Pico is more than just a restaurant. In addition to serving up quality food from a diverse menu that includes mouth-watering burgers and potato chunks, dessert-like coffees, and succulent seafood, O Pico has live music, open-air cinema nights, and is even a fashion brand with their own flip-flops in collaboration with Ipanema and a selection of trendy, beach-chic clothes on sale in their venue.

ceviche - Picture of O Pico, Fernando de Noronha - Tripadvisor

 

 

 

  • Restaurante Varanda

With an outdoor terrace surrounded by palm trees and the vivid blue ocean in the background, Restaurante Varanda is open-air dining at its finest and lets diners enjoy the Noronha’s splendid views while eating some of the island’s freshest, most delicious cuisine. From comforting paella and Parmigiana, to delicate prawns and indulgent desserts—all of which are just as pretty as they are tasty—the menu is truly a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds.

RESTAURANTE VARANDA, Fernando de Noronha - Restaurant Reviews ...

 

 

 

  • Restaurante Corveta

Restaurante Corveta is fine dining at its best with food that looks so good that it’s almost a shame to eat it—although that pity quickly passes after you take the first bite. Its crisp and clean décor matches its haute cuisine, yet the venue still has a familiar environment thanks to friendly staff and live music in the evenings. Try getting a spot on the outdoor terrace for an open-air dining treat.

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  • Mergulhão

For the paradisical scene of dining on delicious food accompanied by a smooth wine with a picturesque tropical backdrop, there are few finer spots than Mergulhão. From the superb menu that considers every last detail, to the splendid outdoor terrace with its ocean views, Mergulhão has everything for the perfect dinner-date setting. The trick here is to arrive for a late lunch followed by a bottle of fine wine and wait for the sunset.

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  • Restaurante Xica da Silva

For a picturesque yet casual setting to eat some of the island’s best seafood, there are few better spots than Restaurante Xica da Silva, which offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The star on the menu is the camarão na morango, a whole roasted pumpkin filled with prawns in a creamy sauce which easily serves two or more people. Other highlights to look out for are the coconut-breaded prawns and the moqueca (a traditional fish stew from the northeast of Brazil) with lobster.

Restaurante Xica da Silva, Fernando de Noronha

 

 

 

  • Bar do Meio Noronha

For perfect beachside drinks and flawless food, head to Bar do Meio Noronha that sits right next to the beach. The wooden terrace with a simple thatched roof provides a simple yet cozy setting to settle down with some chilled cocktails, some delicious aperitifs, and listen to the calming rhythms of the live band. The best time to go is in the late afternoon to get the best seat on the terrace to watch the sunset.

Bar do Meio - Melhores Destinos

 

 

 

  • Restaurante Cacimba Bistrô

This charmin restaurant, provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for a casual dining experience where seafood is the main focus of the menu. The ceviche is one of the most popular items for its soft, succulent fish and garnish of thinly-sliced red onions, as are the breaded prawns served with a sweet, sticky dip, the lobster pastels and the moqueca de peixe (fish stew).

Restaurante Cacimba Bistrô - Restaurante

 

 

 

  • O Pico

O Pico is more than just a restaurant. In addition to serving up quality food from a diverse menu that includes mouth-watering burgers and potato chunks, dessert-like coffees, and succulent seafood, O Pico has live music, open-air cinema nights, and is even a fashion brand with their own flip-flops in collaboration with Ipanema and a selection of trendy, beach-chic clothes on sale in their venue.

opico

 

 

 

  • Restaurante Varanda

With an outdoor terrace surrounded by palm trees and the vivid blue ocean in the background, Restaurante Varanda is open-air dining at its finest and lets diners enjoy the Noronha’s splendid views while eating some of the island’s freshest, most delicious cuisine. From comforting paella and Parmigiana, to delicate prawns and indulgent desserts—all of which are just as pretty as they are tasty—the menu is truly a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds.

varanda

 

 

 

  • Restaurante Corveta

Restaurante Corveta is fine dining at its best with food that looks so good that it’s almost a shame to eat it—although that pity quickly passes after you take the first bite. Its crisp and clean décor matches its haute cuisine, yet the venue still has a familiar environment thanks to friendly staff and live music in the evenings. Try getting a spot on the outdoor terrace for an open-air dining treat.

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WHERE TO SHOP IN FERNANDO DE NORONHA

You'd better get a Maracuja Caipirinha to keep you calm in case you are an uncontrollable serious shopper. Fernando de Noronha is no place for shopping So don’t expect any fancy malls or stores in Fernando de Noronha. There are a number of stores where you get to buy basic necessities. You will find local wares at the fair and handicraft shops on the Cachorro beach. Few local stores do sell souvenirs but at very exorbitant prices.

A good idea would be to capture beautiful scenery on your camera which will make for a good souvenir you can print and gift. You can also pick up some shells and pebbles from the shore to take home and transform them into unique piece of art to gift someone. The best you can take home from this island are the marvelous scenes and thrilling experiences of a life time.