Baia do San­cho is one of the many heav­en­ly beach­es of Fer­nan­do de Noron­ha, the main island of the arch­i­pel­ago, locat­ed about 300 kilo­me­ters off the coast of Brazil. This is a true earth­ly par­adise with a favor­able tem­per­ate cli­mate and an extra­or­di­nary nat­ur­al oasis with rich flo­ra and fau­na.

baya do sancho

Entry relat­ed to loca­tion: Brazil

Baia do San­cho has been declared a Marine Nation­al Park and includ­ed in the UNESCO Nat­ur­al Her­itage List for its impres­sive bio­di­ver­si­ty. On the north­east coast of the island, sur­round­ed by green rocky walls and lapped by the crys­tal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, is Baia do San­cho, a beau­ti­ful gold­en sandy beach that has been repeat­ed­ly described as “the best beach in the world.”

beautiful beach

Baia do San­cho is an exclu­sive cres­cent-shaped beach. It con­sists of fine sand, washed by the sea with a mag­nif­i­cent seabed inhab­it­ed by col­or­ful fish, dol­phins and sea tur­tles. It is a place with very few tourists because it is not very easy to get to. To lie on this beau­ti­ful sand, you need to over­come a small obsta­cle — go down a steep iron stair­case inside a rocky crevice. The ver­ti­cal path is so nar­row that only one per­son can walk along it. In addi­tion, you can rent a boat and get to the bay by sea.


The Fer­nan­do de Noron­ha arch­i­pel­ago con­sists of 21 islands of vol­canic ori­gin, which are part of an ancient under­wa­ter moun­tain range that has emerged. Its wild and untouched nature is pro­tect­ed by strict reg­u­la­tions, and the max­i­mum capac­i­ty is 700 tourists per day. There is an entry fee known as the “envi­ron­men­tal tax”, which is $12 per per­son. The nat­ur­al beau­ty and envi­ron­men­tal preser­va­tion of this place, com­bined with its con­sid­er­able dis­tance from the main­land coast, make it one of the most remote des­ti­na­tions from mass tourism, but also one of the least eco­nom­i­cal hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions in Brazil.

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