Located in the state of Pernambuco, the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is the result of a series of volcanic eruptions and emerged about 12 million years ago. The beauties of the islands that form the archipelago, were discovered on August 10 of 1503, during a sea expedition. From there on, its paradisiacal beaches have become one of the most visited and admired tourist destinations.
Traveling to Fernando de Noronha is a dream that many Brazilians wish to achieve, and no less. The archipelago delights everyone by offering unconventional excursions, such as the incredible experience of swimming with dolphins, turtles, colorful fish and even sharks, in the crystal clear waters of the main and most beautiful Brazilian Marine National Park. Fernando de Noronha provides a unique contact with nature through the forest, the sun, the sea and the volcanic rocks.
The archipelago is formed by 21 islands, however only one of them is inhabited. The main island, also called Fernando de Noronha, has 17 square kilometers of extension and exuberant nature, offering visitors charming trails that lead to the beaches of transparent waters. The diverse marine fauna and the sunset synchronized with Morro Dois Irmãos are one of the main attractions of this magical place.
When we speak about coastal tourism we expect nothing less than a seafood feast. And that's exactly what the gastronomy of the island of Fernando de Noronha offers. Get ready to taste recipes with prawns, lobsters, octopus, squid and even sharks. All of this with a special touch of northeastern seasoning. During the famous Gastronomic Festival of the restaurant Zé Maria, which happens every Wednesday and Saturday, you can try dozens of typical dishes prepared with fresh fish.
The ecological tourism drives the region and is the main activity of the inhabitants of the island, that although small has a great historical and cultural heritage. The archipelago houses about 10 forts built in the 18th century, by the portuguese, and the Vila dos Remédios - the island's first urban nucleus - which concentrates the history of Noronha. From there you can visit the ruins of the Fortress of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, classified as national historical patrimony.
Visit Fernando de Noronha and discover that it's possible to fall in love with the sea every day.