how to get from Natal to Ilha de fernando de noronha by boat
I'm finding very mixed reviews on the actual diving quality. I'm an avid diver and would pay the extra money if it's actually worth it. I would be there for a week in January. Have you been around that time and can you give me some feedback? Thanks!
During my trip to Brazil I would love to visit Fernando de Noronha, but the price for a return ticket from Natal is 342 euros, which is unfortunately too much for me.
Does anyone have an advise about finding cheap tickets? I've serached on decolar.com already..
Or is it possible to travel by boat?
I will arrive in Fernando de Noronha for my honeymoon on the 8th of May, after staying overnight in Natal on the 7th, I have two big questions:
How is the weather going to be? some big showers of rain and all the rest of the day sunny, or is it likely to be cloudy all day long? I was checking the airport information and it looks like it is the most rainy month in the year!
Also, how about money? as I will stay 9 nights on the island and I read there's no ATM, I guess we should get some R$ in Natal the day we arrive. Would a budget of 200R$ per day be enough for us? Let's say a total of 2000R$ for two people for 9 days on the island? (We already paid for the accommodation).
I've read great reviews of "Joab's House" ( or "Casa do Joab"), a B&B on the beach but can't find how to make a reservation. Is there a webiste, etc.? Thanks!
What is the most affordable way to get to Ilha de Fernando de Noronha? Any ferry?
I was thinking about visiting Fernando de Noronha at the end of March, begining of April next year, so one ofmy main concerns was the weather. I checked the current weather on the usual website, like weather.com, and it's not looking good.
I also looked for comments on the local weather and found the following info. Here (noronha.com.br/english/envir... they say that:
"The climate is tropical, with two well defined seasons: the rainy season from January to August, and the dry season for the rest of the year. The heaviest rains occur between March and July, sometimes reaching almost 8 inches in 24 hours in March and April. October is the dryest month, when rainfall will not be greater than 0.36 inch in a 24 hour period. The average temperature is 77° F, with a variation of only 7.4°. The hottest months are January, February and March. The relative humidity varies little from 81.5 % due to the islands characteristics. Average annual sunshine is 3.215 hours per day, with a maximum in November and a minimum in April."
Here (discoverbrazil.com/destinati... they say that:
"The island can be visited any time of the year. Temperatures are always warm and mild (26°C or 79°F), with a gentle breeze. The climate is tropical, with two well defined seasons: the rainy season from January to August, and the dry season for the rest of the year.
The heaviest rains occur between March and July, sometimes reaching almost 20.3 cm (8 inches) in 24 hours in March and April. During this season the island is green and at its most beautiful and the temperature slightly cooler. October is the driest month, when rainfall will not be greater than 0.91cm (0.36 inch) in a 24 hour period. The average temperature is 25° C (77° F), with a variation of only a few degrees.
The hottest months are January, February and March. The relative humidity varies little from 81.5 % due to the islands characteristics. Average annual sunshine is 3.215 hours per day, with a maximum in November and a minimum in April. Best times for Surfing From December to February/March the waves are perfect for surfing.
Best times for Diving and Snorkeling August through December are the best months for diving and snorkeling in the Mar de Dentro (Atlantic north coast of island, facing the mainland, where the bays are more protected). Between January and March the Mar de Fora (south coast of island) is calm and excellent for diving and snorkeling."
I'm sure there are many other such comments, so my only questions are: is it really a bad ideea to visit Fernando at the end of March, beginings of April (i.e. what looks to be the hight of the rainy season) and try to do some diving? Would it be a much better ideea to visit the island in August, September, October?
Any comments/suggestions you may have will be greatly appreciated.
How do you reserve a pousada? The island website does not work.
I am goingo to Fernando de Noronha with my husband and 5 kids. I am getting confused with so many tours they are offering. What are the ones I should not miss? And the ones we could do by ourselves? We will rent buggies and are trying to avoid "tourist traps". I thank you all in advance for any tips that might help.
Does anybody know a nice but not very expensive hotel in Fernando de Noronha? I am going with my husband and five kid/teens and I am thinking about staying in Vila dos Remédios, so that they can walk aroud indepedently if they wish. Are there comfortable guesthouses over there?
hallo , we are couple from czech republic and we want going to fernando de noronha in febr/march O8 on 3 weeks.do you may reccomendet me some bungalows with pool and a/c on the beach ? we are divers...or some tips...
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thank you and best regards
can anybody recommend a nice & good hotel, please not a big hotel and kitschy, like with flair etc.
I heard that as many as a thousand dolphins come into bay each day. It seems like it would be an awesome sight yet there are no pics of it and I heard that they no longer allow trips to the bay to view it. I wanted to take a trip here to see the dolphins but if it's only groups of a few here and there it's not worth the trip. Has anyone been there recently and if so are there any dolphin viewing tours in the bay any more. And how cool is it REALLY? thanks!
I'll be at "Ilha de Fernando de Noronha" at the end of FEB and was wondering if anyone could recommend a place to stay. I'll be by myself, so somewhere I can meet people would be best. Maybe a youth hostel? And I'll also be on a tight budget.
eu sou Tamar - uma americana - e eu fiquei 12 dias na ilha em Junho...agora, eu quer voltar pra ficar mas tempo (tal vez 1 ou 2 meses - ja comprei meu passagem pelo Brasil pra chegar no agosto!). Eu sei que e muito caro pra pagar a taixa muito tempo, e buscando uma opportunidad pra ficar na ilha sem que pagar a taixa..como trabalhar, ser voluntario com o projeto golfinho, ou outra...a gente sabe outras? Qualquer ajuda e muito bom!
I have seen various bits of info re taking money to the island. Does the bank have an ATM? Can credit cards be used widely, or do you need to take all your cash with you.
Any help appreciated. Am travelling solo and am finding reasonably priced accomodation an issue but the site has been useful
I'd like to find a way to get to Fernando de Noronha in a way that's not too costly. It's a beautiful place and definately worth the visit if you have the money to fly or take a cruise. However if there are other ways it would be really cool to know and spread the word so more people can get to go. I was wondering if anyone knows about or has tried ferries, sailboats, or some unconventional methods. The island is over 500 km from the shore, so whatever way it is it would have to be safe as well over the distance. Thanks a lot!
I'm going to Fernando de Noronha and would like to know what the cash situation is. I've heard you need to take loads of cash as there are no ATMs and just one bank. Is this still the case and how do I get cash from the bank there?
Also I will want to rent a dune buggy. Will they take a credit card or will I need to take more cash to cover that too?
What credit cards do they accept? I have a VISA.
I am going for two weeks, how much cash do you recommend I take?
Many thanks in advance.
I am planning to backpack on februar-march in brasil.
do you know how much a week in fernando de noronha should cost me?
how much are the flights?
how long in advance should i order? and from where?
can i just come to recife and book a flight for the same week?
Hi there! Please help!
Its my first time diving and I am going to Fernando de Noronha September 9-16 because it looks like the most amazing place to dive. I want to go to the best dive sites I can as a beginner.
Does anyone know someone who learned to dive there for the first time or did the PADI diving certification? Did they go to great dive sites? Or would it be better to just pay by the day in order to go to great dive sites?
Oh and by the way, could you recommend a great but not super expensive pousada? Im hoping to find one thats100 US a night for 2 people,250 R Brazil dollars.
Eu e meu noivo estamos pensando em ir para Fernando de Noronha em nossa lua-de-mel em meados de MAio. Alguem saberia nos dizer se e uma epoca de muita chuva por la?
Vale a pena arriscar?
Eu so nova neste forum. Eu e meu marido estamos pensando em mudar para o Brasil e gostariamos de morar na Ilha Fernando de Noronha. Alguem neste forum tem alguma informacao se o processo e diferente para mudar para la de qualquer outra parte do Brazil ? Eu ficarei muito grata por qualquer informacao .
Eu vou checar este forum amanha. O por favor mande informacao para PlatedHeart@aol.com.
I want to spend Jan 2-6 in Noronha. I don't want to spend no more the 70 R a day for accomodations. Does anyone know a pousada or even a local that would rent out a room??
All I need is a bed, shower and good breakfast.
If anyone has any info that would be great!!
Thanks in advance
We are considering going to Fernando de Noronha with our 7 and 11 year-old daughters on March 23rd for about a week. Where would you suggest we stay for maximum comfort and good food? Price is a secondary concern. Also, what is the weather like at the end of March? Is it rainy? Finally, what suggestions do you have about activities for young kids? They are snorkelers and good swimmers. (Sharks?) Is there an eco-tour guide you can recommend? We're new members...so thank you for your help. We look forward to being of help for other destinations...as we've travelled quite a bit. Warm wishes, Pat
I will be in Brazil (NATAL) from March 22 - 6 APR. Beside beach vacation I am planning 3-4 days trips to Salvador and Fernando de Noronha? Please suggest, how to get to Salvador from Ponta Negra (Natal) ? Bus; plain or rented car? Also what's the cheapest way to get to Fernando de Noronha and who sell tours in Natal with best price? Thank You for help!
Hi, I'll spend a week on Fernando in February. Can anyone give me some good advices about a cheap pousada (around 20 US$ for a single)? I'l be travelling on my own - where can I meet people there? I already booked my flight there - do I need any other permission in advance I know about the tax but do I need anything before I go? Thank you so much!!!
Hi I also want to visit this Island for sure. Wanna go diving there... I am planning on going to Manaus first for 6 days and then come here. Does that make sense? I will start in Sao Paolo and try to leave my excess luggage behind so I only travel with my backpack. Should be allright to bring that to the Island I guess. Can anyone recommend a good and safe diving school? Any schools operated by Westeners? Still must study my LP... Chau, Erik
How much baggage do they allow you to take to fernando. If I am over, will they simply charge me, or is there a chance I will have to leave things behind. I am on a 3 week trip including some business so have more than 15 Kilos. Is there an upper limit of what you can pay for?
Hi Folks, I am living now in Canada. I am German and my girlfriend whom I am going to marry is Austrian and English. We are planning our Honeymoon from the October 10 to October 22, 2004. We are looking for any tips concerning the island. The wedding will be in Austria. bungalow in the water or near the water sailing would be nice diving would be nice Is October the right time to visit the island? What is special about the island? What is to do on the island? How to come to the island? Cheers HPeter
is there a ferry boat from Natal to avoid the expensive and full plane from natal to FdN (320 km seems me possible)?