Fernando de Noronha is a paradise for tourists who are nature lovers and those who enjoy getting wet in the island’s crystal clear waters. However, if you have already drained yourself exploring the beautiful spots on the island, you might also like to check out its neighboring cities for more interesting places.
A part of the Pernambuco state, there are two main cities close to the archipelago. These are Recife which is 540 kilometers away and Natal with a 340-kilometer distance from Fernando de Noronha. Possible itineraries to include while visiting these places are as follows:
As the capital state of Pernambuco, there are several interesting spots to see in Recife.
Among these is the Ancient Recife or the Recife Antigo in Portuguese which is the region’s administrative center during the colonial and imperial period. The area, which used to be a spot for prostitutes has been developed and refurbished in the 1990s through a program that would change its negative image. Since then, the area has become one of the city’s main attractions.
Recife’s Bom Jesus Street also attracts many tourists because of the many bars, clubs, and restaurants that surround the area. It is also here where Americas’ first synagogue – built during the domination of the Dutch – can be found.
The city’s downtown, parks, and beaches are must-see as well.
The Rio Grande do Norte’s capital and largest city, Natal can also be an alternative for those looking for interesting places other than those found in Fernando de Noronha.
Visitors in the city can explore the Centro de Turismo which is an old building and formerly a prison jail. After it was turned into a place for handcrafts shopping, the spot has then become one of Natal’s busiest markets.
The Barreira do Inferno Rocket Launching Base is also one of the main attractions in the city. Created in 1965, the area is now used for launching meteorological rockets.
If you are not yet done with your water adventures in Fernando de Noronha, Natal can complete your experience with its wide range of beautiful and picturesque beaches. Among these are the Genipabu Dunes which is one of the state’s famous beaches, the Sao Miguel do Gostoso, Pipa Beach, Pirangi, and Maracajau.
The magnificent natural resources of Fernando de Noronha may already be enough for you to have a good time on the island, but this does not mean that you should limit your experience in it alone. Going beyond its territories, you’ll appreciate more the beauty there is in Brazil.