The brazilian Islands of Fernando de Noronha are located 340 km off the Brazilian coast and are very protected to prevent damages to the environment. Discovered in 1503 by Amerigo Vespucci, Italian merchant and cartographer, the islands recived the title of World Heritage of Humanity, granted by Unesco, in 2002.
With 21 islands, Fernando de Noronha stands over an area of 26 km². The main island, with the same name, is the only inhabited one, and the largest of all — it has 17 km². Part of it is occupied by the Fernando de Noronha National Marine Park.
The island is under strict control and that’s why the beaches are as beautiful as they were 500 years ago. Mean annual temperature is 26o C and winds are relieving and permanent.
Fernando de Noronha is a home of an incredible marine life, preserved under ecological law. There you will find the larger concentration of tropical seabirds in the Western Atlantic and an unparalleled oasis of marine life: populations of resident dolphins, scores of turtles, rays, sharks, billfish, cetaceans, and a great variety of reef fishes. During the day you may watch turtles laying their eggs at Praia do Leao (Lion’s beach), or watch the dolphins ballet at Baia dos Golfinhos (Dolphins Bay).
Fernando de Noronha is also a paradise for surfers and those who love sea life, sailing, aquatic activities as snorkelling, and, most of all, diving. The amazing abundance of ocean life and the visibility and temperature of the sea water confer to Fernando Noronha a top place at the world scale.