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How to Get to Fernando de Noronha:
It is only possible to arrive in the Archipelago by plane or boat. The option most used by tourists is to go by plane, of course - which, in addition to being fast, is comfortable.
The number of flights to Noronha does not grow just to maintain preservation. The island is only 17km² and some of its greatest charms are to have few people and be a quiet place. More people mean more environmental impact, and no one wants to lose the beauties of Noronha for lack of care, right?
Direct flights to Noronha depart from Recife (Gol) and Natal (Trip / Azul) and take about an hour. If you live in or are coming from other Brazilian cities, you will need to make a connection at these airports to reach the final destination.
The Archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is located 545km from Recife and 360km from Natal. The Island is located in the Northeast of Brazil and is administered directly by the government of the state of Pernambuco
What to see:
Fernando de Noronha is a volcanic archipelago about 350 kilometers off Brazil's northeast coast. It’s named after its largest island, a protected national marine park and ecological sanctuary with a jagged coastline and diverse ecosystems. It's renowned for its undeveloped beaches, and for scuba diving and snorkeling, or hitchhiking. Sea turtles, rays, dolphins and reef sharks swim in its warm, clear waters.
You can enjoy the rich marine biodiversity to get close to nature. When diving, the company of huge sea turtles and sharks is very common. Going to Cacimba do Padre, you will come across Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill), perhaps the most famous rock formation in Brazil. Cacimba waves attract surfers from all over the world, making it one of the most famous beaches on the island. You can reach the mains destination of the Archipelago by different trails, such as Costa dos Mirantes or Emerald of the Atlantic. You can also do a boat tour, where it is possible to see dolphings jumping, who will probably welcome you with all your joy!
Climate and Temperature in Fernando de Noronha:
Like many other northeastern cities, warm throughout the year with rains during the winter.
In Fernando de Noronha Archipleago you will find warm Waters for you to bath in.
The water temperature is around of 27 Degrees Celsius or 81 Degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature average throughout the year is of a maximum of 30 Degrees Celsius and the minimum slightly above 20 Degrees Celsius or 68 Fahrenheit.
Is slightly colder from May through August. On average, the temperatures are always high.
The rainy season is from February through July. The months of October through January get the less rain.
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Celsius
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Fahrenheit
Average Water temperature in Celsius
Average Sunshine hours
*Graphs courtesy of World Wheather & Climate Information
The best time to go:
Assuming you want good chances of getting sunny warm weather, the best time to go to Fernando de Noronha are in the months of October, November, December and January.
What to try from the local cuisine:
The characteristic cuisine of the island includes lobster, octopus, cassava, tropical fruits and even sharks enter the menu. But the main dish of Noronha is the fish wrapped in banana leaf. And there is also the Seafood Paella, very delightful dish of Noronha.
Local Time is UCT/GMT – 3. During Daylight savings, from mid-october through mid-February. Exact dates vary as the time change is always on Saturdays.
Currency is the same all over Brazil - BRL – R$ - Brazilian Reais. Pronounced as Re-eyes (plural) or Re-owl (singular). No establishment accepts payment in any currency other than BRL.
Tap water is not drinkable. You should only drink bottled water. That is what you’ll be served when you ask for “water” anywhere you go.