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It is possible to contemplate the beauties of the Fernando de Noronha by walking the trails which were created by the Administration.

The trails in the National Marine Reserve of Fernando de Noronha can only be visited with an authorization of IBAMA and with accredited guides. On the other side, the trails inside the Environment Preservation Area of Fernando de Noronha has free access.

Remember to bring plenty of water and sun screen with you.
Below, information about the trails:

Trails in the Marine Reserve

Sancho Bay.
Along this trail there are two rocks to be climbed, which isolate the Porcos Bay. The pain to reach the Sancho Bay, which is situated by the side, is compensated as the beach is one of the best for diving. At the end of this tour there is the great challenge of this trail. For reaching the belvedere it's necessary to climb the stairs carved in the split of a 40 meters cliff.
Beginning at the Cacimba do Padre Beach, end at the Sancho Bay.

Farol Trail (Lighthouse Trail).
This 2,5 km long trail requires stops for pure contemplation. There are along it a sequence of dazzling belvederes which show almost untouched landscapes.

Noronha trails

Noronha trails. Photo:
Flavio Costa and Renata Victor

Capim-Açu Point.
On this trail you reach one of the ends of the island, where you will find ruins of equipment built during World War II. You walk over steep declivities up to reach the Capim-Açu Point. From here on you descend in direction to the Leão Beach.
This beach is only open between August and February. Beginning and end of the Leão Beach.

Pedra Alta Little Point.
The route of this trail is a kind of trip back in the time (see History of Noronha).
You can see the "dry stones", historic place of the first shipwreck in Brazil, ocurred in 1503, and the "Capitão Kid" cave, which originated one of the folk tales in the island. Beginning at the Caeira Creek and ending at the Trinta Village.

Dolphin Bay.
The Dolphin Bay is a real sanctuary, a big natural aquarium where bathing, fishing and diving are strictly forbidden. Despite of these restrictions, the tour is worth.
This trail leads to a 70 meters cliff from where you can appreciate the rotifer dolphins looking for the place for coupling, for feeding the younglets or even for resting. Beginning and end at Quixaba.

Trails in the Protected Area

Jardim Elizabeth (Elizabeth Garden).
The name Jardim Elizabeth is a Dutch heritage. Maps of that time mark the place as have been chosen for acclimatization of plants brought from Europe for food production.
With total lenght of 1,600 meters, the trail crosses the wood, passes alongside a "cajazeira" (a typical tree of the island) alley and crosses an 18th. century bridge over the dry bed of the Mulungu Brook.
The tour takes about 1 hour and ends at the Cachorro Beach, where besides diving, it's possible to go for a fountain bath.

Dois Irmaos

Dois Irmãos
(Two Brothers)

Costa Azul (Blue Coast).
The Costa Azul Trail has an extension of 2,300 meters and can be covered in about two hours walking. Its starting point is the Remédios Village, where the female prison from the 18th. century is situated.
But the trail really discloses in the Pico Street, where in some passages natural belvederes in direction to the Cachorro and Meio Beaches are formed.
The trail ends at the Conceição Beach, where the Pico Mount, which can be seen from all island points, is situated. Turning round the mount among the rocks you reach to the Sta. Cruz Fort ruins.

Esmeralda Coast.
The Esmeralda Coast Trail can also be covered in two hours walking, has an extension of 2,200 meters and passes through three beaches: Bode, Quixabinha and Cacimba do Padre Beach.
Going along this trail you can observe the "catraias" - marine fowl of the pelican family- diving for food.
Along this trail, which is the most coastal, you can see the wood which surrounds the beach. At its end, inside the sea, you see two big rocks called Dois Irmãos.

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