Posts Tagged ‘Fernando de Noronha’

Experiencing Brazil from a Local’s Perspective

  • whl.travel
  • 9 July 2012

The Travel Word asked its partners in Brazil the following question: “If you were hosting a visitor in your city for only one day, what single experience would be central for that visitor to come away with a deeper understanding of your city and your country?” The responses were fantastically varied, highlighting the great diversity that underpins Brazil and its people, cities and cultures.


whl.travel Adds Porto de Galinhas, Brazil’s Top Beach, to Its Destinations

  • whl.travel
  • 9 June 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE. Porto de Galinhas has been unanimously declared Brazil’s best beach for 10 years running. With its incredible combination of a near-equatorial coastal location, natural pools a stone’s throw from the beach and ecological trails all within close proximity to the major state capital of Recife, the quaint fishing village has watched as traces of its sleepy origins fade into yesteryear.


Accessible Ecotourism: Brazil Eco-Adventures for Everyone

  • Adriana Braun and Julio Bin
  • 25 May 2011

Ecotourism for people in wheelchairs? You may wonder what that looks like, how it’s done. You’d be pleasantly surprised to learn that in many destinations there are efforts in place to improve tourism infrastructure to better serve people with disabilities. Brazil is one such example.


Understanding the Spinner Dolphins at Home in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

  • Pedro Paulo Capelossi
  • 5 February 2010

Every year, people travel to Fernando de Noronha, a group of islands off the coast of Brazil, to meet some of the archipelago’s most famous residents: spinner dolphins. Giving It a Spin The spinner dolphin is a tropical oceanic dolphin that lives in groups numbering three to more than two thousand individuals. Of the 37…


Photo of the Week: Eagle Spotted Rays off Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

  • Image/text by Pedro Paulo Godoy Capelossi
  • 22 November 2009

These eagle spotted rays were seen at Laje Dois Irmãos, a dive site off Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, famous for reef sharks encounters. Coming across rays like those pictured here is also very common. This kind of ray is normally seen in schools and is, for me, one of the most beautiful animals. Fortunately they…


Brazil’s Island of Fernando de Noronha: Where Moonrise Matters

  • whl.travel
  • 26 January 2009

If you thought visiting Brazil in summer was all about crowded beaches and hordes of tourists, think again! The tiny island of Fernando de Noronha, 340km off the northeast coast of Brazil is a peaceful gem waiting to be discovered. With the government limiting the number of visitors to 420 people at any one time…

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