Praia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha

Located in Fernando de Noronha, the Praia do Sancho Beach, with its crystal clear water and white sands have been voted as the most scenic beach in Brazil by various magazines and polls.

Situated 354 km offshore from the Brazilian coast, the Fernando de Noronha archipelago consists of 21 different islands and islets.

It worth no note, that UNESCO marked it as the World Heritage Site.

How to get to the beach

First of all, you can get to the place by air. There are daily flights by Azul Airlines and Gol Airlines from Recife and Natal.

Another way is to reach the place by the sea. For example, travel operator CVC runs 4-6 days cruises during high season from Fortaleza, Recife, and Natal.

Things to do

The major attractions at the Praia do Sancho Beach are:

  • boat tours
  • buggy tours
  • dolphin watching
  • diving
  • stand up paddle
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming and
  • trekking.

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Hotels near the beach

Some most popular places to stay in are:

  • Dolphin Hotel (offers free wifi and breakfast)
  • Pousada Maravilha (3 stars, free breakfast for guests)
  • Pousada Naiepe
  • Pousada Do Vale
  • Pousada Del Mares


  • Watersports
This beach also may be known as:
  • Baia do Sancho

  • Sancho Beach

Beach on the map

Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil