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Fernando de Noronha

The touristical structure is simple but visitors are more than compensated with the natural beauties of this little gift from the Atlantic. With the size of only 17 km long, distant 545 km away from Brazilian Shore Line it offers many activities and you certainly will keep it as an unforgettable trip in your heart. 

 

Discover more about Fernando de Noronha

The City

This small little island hosts 2400 people and up to 1200 tourists surrounded by exuberant natural environment absolutely preserved. There are 16 beaches and 21 islands and rocks, where vegetation and animal lives follow its natural course as if man didn't exist. Because of cristalline waters it is the Meca of Brazilian Divers. You find here the most beautiful beaches of Brazil.
This island is not inexpensive, prices are above Brazilian avarage, but it is for foreigners still very accessible.

Night Life

There aren't many nightlife options on Noronha, but must go for some local color.
Bar do Cachorro on an open-air terrace near the Praia do Cachorro beach in Vila dos Remedios. You can dance to the rhythms of the "forro", a fast-paced syncopated style of music that usually features an accordion and percussion instruments. The partying starts at 11.

The other option is the Pizzeria next to the church. This is a pizzeria / bar / live music entertainment spot that is great to start the night with. Very nicely decorated, Live Music has a preference for reggae (as do more of the northern Brazilians)

Dress Code: Very casual dress. It would be best to change out of your swimwear, at least.

history

The "official discovery" was in 1503, credited to Americo Vespucio. The archipelago was donated to the expedition financer, Fernao de Noronha. Abandoned, the island was occupied by Dutch during the 17th century, which transformed it into a rank for its sailors recovery; leasehold, it received the name of "Pavonia".
In 1700 the Portuguese kingdom transfers the archipelago possession to the captainship of Pernambuco, which didn't occupy it. Still abandoned, the French occupied it and called it "Isle Dauphine".
In 1937 Portugal takes definitve possession through the Captainship of Pernambuco and settlement of a common prison which is changed in 1938 into a political prison.
During II World War the prison is abolished and the island becomes a Fereal Territory, where it is installed an allied base. In 1988 it retur to Pernambuco and it is created the Marine National Park.

general info

TELEPHONE AREA CODE
081

CLIMATE
The average temperature in Fernando de Noronha is 25°C. The tropical climate has two well-defined seasons: a rainy season - from January to August - and a dry season - from September to December. Rain is more frequent from March to July and stronger in March and April. October practically sees no rain.

CLOTHING
casual lightweight clothes, always ready to improvise a dive into the sea, are the order of the day. Jeans or light trousers with a social shirt worn outside is the dress code in the evening. Never ever use a tye or a blazer

ELECTRICITY
220 V

AIRPORT
The airport, which receives 3 flights a day is in the middle of the little island. On departure day, due to burocracy before leaving, it is necessary to be there at least one houre before your flight.

BUSINESS HOURS
Business what!?? There two banks on the island, open between 10am and 4pm, and one ATM. Bring your credit cards and change enough in Brazilian Currency before leaving the continent. Visa is well accepted, but Amex not as much.

TAXIS
A little bus runs along the shortest Brazilian Highway (BR363). Besides exploring the island by on foot or riding horses, you can rent motocicles or bykes. Taxis are always available, just ask the receptionist or the restaurant to call. It costs, no matter where you go, about 4 US$.

MEDICAL
Hospital São Lucas 3619-1377
MARINE FAUNA
Specific ecological sites are be found in the Archipelago of Fernando de Noronha and this environment is favorable to a luscious marine fauna due to the fact that it is far from the continent and that it is located exactly in the direction of the South Equatorial Current. The nature of its environment is also important as proven by several research papers. Studies found mollusk (168 families) and crustacean (72 species) in the island as well as local ornamental fish and seasonal migratory schools.

Restaurants

With exception of some local fishing all ingredients have to be imported from the mainland. It won't be the meal of your lifetime but following restaurants compensate with its charm.

Zé Maria XX $$$ - Rua Nice Cordeiro (Floresta Nova), tel 3619-1258; cc: D, Mc, V 12h/15h 19h/24h.
Nicely decorated and with a veranda. The owner, Zé Maria, is the the main attraction. He is quite a character and takes personally care of all his guests, often Brazilian celbrities. On Wed and Sat a little jam session takes place when all guests join to play instruments. It always ends up as a big party. Reserve. Zé Maria is a must.

Trattoria di Morena XX $$$ - Rua Nice Cordeiro (Floresta Nova), tel 3619-1258; cc: D, Mc, V 12h/15h 19h/24h.
Italian kitchen, closed in June and on Sundays.

how to get there

Noronha is a little gift from the Atlantic with the size of only 17 km long, distant 545 km away from Brazilian Shore Line. Since there are no regular ferries you are most likely to use one of the three flight options. Two are with a 40 seater plane from Recife and Natal, another one is with Varig from Recife (ideal in combination with Rio and bookable within the airpass).
What to take in your luggage: Everything you may need for beach and diving Swimming suits, slippers, sun blockers, caps and sun glasses. Snorkel, diving masks, flippers and diving equipment can be easily rented, unless you are really serious about your activities and would prefer to bring your own. For walks it is important to bring tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirts and, just for caution, light warm clothing. Note: Jeans with a social shirt, worn outside, are already considered to be "dressed up". Never ever use a tye or a blazer.

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