... en God zag dat het goed was!
Fernando Do Noronha Travel Blog› entry 13 of 34 › view all entries
It is not my style to fall into extremes, but Fernando Do Noronha -which was not even mentioned in my Lonely Planet- is truly the most beautiful place I have ever been at. According to other tourists, only some beaches in New-Zealand and some in the South-Pacific can compete with this. Fernando Do Noronha is a vulcanic island, 500km from the Brazilian coast and it costst about 950 R$ to get there, which is about 450EUR. Not cheap, but worth every single cent! The island is a national park and it is classified by the UNESCO as world heritage: only a limited number of tourists is allowed. For those who are into diving and snorkeling, it is the place to be. You swim with turtles, dolphins and fish in all colors of the rainbow. The water is so clear that the turtles seem to be some kind of birds, flying through the sky. The beaches are postcard perfect: white powder sand, coco-palms, turkoise blue water and hills covered with light-green vegetation. What makes the beaches true paradise however is the fact that they are nearly deserted.
As I mentioned in my report on Olinda, it was a German girl, Helena who actually convinced me to come to the island. As she was not exactly bad-looking, the dream was complete. :-)
You are invited to look at the pictures and if you ever consider to viste the `Nordeste` of Brazil, safe some budget for this trip to paradise.