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Exploring the Marine Life of Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Brazil

João Canziani A new lodge at Fernando de Noronha.

Photo: João Canziani

There are more spinner dolphins and sea turtles than people on Fernando de Noronha—ibama (the Brazilian Environmental Protection Agency) limits visitors to this mountainous archipelago and national marine park 340 miles off the coast of Recife to an average of 700 a day. The result: its 16 immaculate beaches, set between craggy sea cliffs and the volcanic rock formations emerging from the translucent waters, are virtually deserted.

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Destinations: Fernando de Noronha

Inspired by: Brazil's Hidden Beaches — by Kevin Raub, Published Dec. 2005

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