Fernando de Noronha is in a league of its own! An island with most beautiful beaches in Brazil, where all the rich and famous love to go on luxury vacations and honeymoons. The tip of a submerged volcanic formation, Fernando de Noronha lies 350 km (271 miles) off Brazil’s northeast coast and is made up of 21 islands. Only one is inhabited with a population of 5,000 people – the rest are home to seabirds, reptiles, and several endemic species. With pearly white beaches, turquoise waters, and dramatic rock backdrops, the islands seem to be the picturesque scene of a Hollywood film set and are considered Brazil’s most paradisaical retreat. For the islands to continue to preserve their nature, the number of visitors is limited and you have to pay an environmental preservation fee to enter the island. The combination of crystal clear waters, golden sands, and marine life fascinate people from all over the world. It is very common to see these waters in the lists of the most beautiful beaches of Brazil and the world, such as the beaches Praia dos Porcos, Praia dos Leões, and Baía do Sancho, twice elected the best beach of the planet by the Traveller’s Choice Awards of TripAdvisor. Noronha is also one of the best places for diving. Its clear and warm waters provide excellent visibility, being possible to observe its splendid marine life of corals, dolphins, turtles, and sharks. It is possible to practice scuba diving, guided by certified local instructors.Another sport practiced on the island is surfing. Between December and February, Fernando de Noronha welcomes surfers from everywhere ready to put their boards offshore and face huge tubes, swells, and waves reaching up to 5 meters. The best beaches for practicing surfing are: Cacimba do Padre, Boldró, and Conceição. There is a diversity of activities on the island for all types of people and ages, such as options of ecological trails, boat tours for observing dolphins, visits to Parque Nacional Marinho and Museu do Tubarão, in addition to the Tamar project, which aims to preserve endangered sea turtles.