Discover the best beach in the world

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Discover the best beach in the world
Source: Embratur
June 27, 2022

Made up of 21 islands and islets, the indescribably beautiful archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is part of UNESCO’s Natural Heritage list

Imagine a beach with golden sand and crystal-clear waters that are turquoise blue when seen from a distance. When diving in the water, you come across several species of fish, turtles and dolphins. This could be the description of a dreamy paradise, but we are talking about Baía do Sancho, in Fernando de Noronha, twice voted the best beach on the planet by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards. A wow destination in Brazil that you must visit.

Made up of 21 islands and islets, the indescribably beautiful archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is part of UNESCO’s Natural Heritage list. Its beaches are divided into the inner sea (waters facing the South American continent) and the outer sea (facing the Atlantic Ocean and the African continent) and it is very common to see many of them on the lists of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and the world, such as Baía dos Porcos, Praia do Leão and Baía do Sancho. 

Fernando de Noronha’s natural beauty is not only on the surface. It is also one of the best destinations for sports and activities. Its clear waters and pleasant weather are perfect for diving. They offer excellent visibility, where you can observe the marine life of corals, dolphins, turtles and sharks.

In addition to diving, there are several activities on the Island suitable for all kinds of tourists, such as ecological trails, dolphin-watching tours, visits to the National Marine Park and the Shark Museum, and the Tamar Project, which preserves endangered sea turtles. Speaking of preservation, this is one of Noronha’s principles: for the archipelago to continue protecting nature, the number of visitors is limited, and it is mandatory to pay an environmental preservation fee to enter the island. 

In terms of infrastructure, the islands also offer the best of luxury inns, excellent restaurants and shops. Everything to make your experience even more wow.

For adventure seekers, Noronha has no shortage of attractions that will get your heart racing. Surfing is one of the most popular sports on the island, especially between December and February, when surfers from all over the world get ready to face tubes, gigantic swells, and waves that are up to 5 meters tall. The best beaches for surfing are Cacimba do Padre, Boldró, and Conceição.

If you feel like relaxing on the golden sands of Fernando de Noronha and want to discover all the wonders of Brazil, you should definitely start planning your trip! Brazil is a visa-free destination that is ready to welcome you. North American tourists are exempt from visas to enter Brazil, and can benefit from a favorable exchange rate and the immense Brazilian air network. This way, you can visit every incredible Brazilian destination you feel like, including the country's extensive coastline and the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Brazil also has a very rich culture, with diverse and inspiring cuisine, distributed in 5 regions, and a welcoming people that knows how to make you feel at home, wherever you are. Go to and find essential information for your trip, learning all about Fernando de Noronha and other Brazilian destinations. Come have a WOW experience in Brazil.


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