The travel platform Trip Advisor announced in 2019, Baia do Sancho in Fernando de Noronha in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, as the global winner of Traveler’s Choice Awards Best Beach. The position and rank is usually by the Trip Advisor reviewers and the Brazilian beach has been voted as the best beach in the world by Tripadvisor for the second time consecutively.
Baia do Sancho is considered a paradise and environmentally protected area. The international recognized website has honored 343 beaches including the top 25 in the world and local lists for the different continents or Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, the South Pacific, Europe, and the U.S. Award winners were determined based on the quantity and quality of travelers reviews and ratings for beaches on Tripadvisor, gathered over a 12 month period.
“To inspire those planning beach getaway, we have surfaced the world’s best beaches from millions of our traveler reviews’ ‘, said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer of Tripadvisor in the announcement. “Winning a Tripadvisor Travelers’s Choice Beach Award is very important to Baia do Sancho and Fernando de Noronha. The Award recognition is an opportunity for us to communicate all that this incredible place has to offer to global travelers” said Luis Eduardo Antunes, general administrator of Fernando de Noronha at the time.
Baia do Sancho is located about 350 kilometers off Brazil’s northeast coast in the state of Pernambuco in the volcanic archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, a home to many fantastic beaches and a fantastic place for nature lovers!
However, it is Baia do Sancho that takes the crown of, not only the finest beach on the island, but possibly the best beach in Brazil. That’s pretty good going considering there are well over 2,000 other great beaches in the country of samba. What gives the beach at Baia do Sancho a head start over many on the mainland is the fact this island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With development pretty much outlawed there are only facilities for around 700 visitors at any one time on the island. Even if all these tourists were evenly divided among the island’s 20 beaches that would make for very thin crowds. Another fact: most of Fernando de Noronha’s other beaches are much easier to get to than Baia do Sancho, meaning you can enjoy this pristine beach with barely another soul.
The crystal clear blue water, which are encompassed within a National Marine Park, is teeming with sea life including turtles and hundreds of species of fish. The cliffs surrounding this beach make a perfect spot to view dolphins spinning and diving into the water – If you happen to be on the island during the rainy season between the months of February and June, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise, because the Baia do Sancho comes alive with two most beautiful waterfalls cascading down from the cliffs into the sea.
This phenomenon is caused by rainwater and is a real treat for the eyes. The soft white sand lies at the foot of 230 feet high rugged cliffs which are covered in lush vegetation. Visually, the beach is stunning! And a last reminder: Fernando de Noronha is also known as an international premiere diving destination!
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