EDITOR’S NOTE: I POSTED THIS SEVERAL YEARS AGO, BUT THIS IS AN UPDATED POST WITH BETTER PICTURES AND GALLERIES TO MATCH MY NEW WEB FORMAT. SUCH AN INCREDIBLE PLACE. [FERNANDO DE NORONHA, BRAZIL] — My sign of a perfect vacation? Not seeing another American for the whole trip. Fernando de Noronha is one of those places. Sitting on the tippy-top of an underwater volcano about 220 miles off the state of Pernambuco and the northeast coast of Brazil, the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is a magical paradise. The geology is like nothing I’ve ever seen, the perfect set for a Bond
[FERNANDO DE NORONHA, BRAZIL] — As a still developing tourist destination..and only 450 tourists allowed on the island a day… the restaurant scene on Fernando de Noronha still has some ways to go. But there are some incredible standouts I tried. And am still thinking about. About the most dramatic is Merhulhao, right overlooking the harbor. Perfectly positioned to catch the full length of the island at sunset, you just can’t beat the view….maybe one of the best in the world. Clouds, currents, boats sailing in and out, awesome chill music, extremely nice young couple that runs it. Oh…and the food.
(Fernando de Noronha, Brazil) — Now this place is truly special. On this magical isle is a magical place, Pousada Maravilha. After doing some online scoping and then staying there and checking out the other top places, this is the nicest place on the island. There are other cool places, but the view and position of this small hotel is outstanding and one of the few that have direct ocean views. The former house of a Brazilian movie star, the pousada is built around the main house, restaurant and pool, sloping down the hill. With some inline rooms at the
[FERNANDO DE NORONHA] — Fernando de Noronha is a true adult Adventureland. The whole island is built around exploring, swimming diving, surfing, snorkeling and beaching. Not to mention chasing wildlife around. Every day is a new adventure. The beaches are the best, but definitely you should take a boat tour around the island. Everything looks different from the water. You leave in the morning or afternoon, and they take you on a great tour of all the major beaches. You see things you can’t see from land. And because it’s Brazil, there’s nice music, friendly people, snorkeling stops long the way and