Fernando de Noronha Travel Information

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Fernando de Noronha Scene Fernando de Noronha is a volcanic archipelago about 350 kilometers off Brazil's northeast coast. It's named after its largest island, a protected national marine park and ecological sanctuary with a jagged coastline and diverse ecosystems. It's renowned for its undeveloped beaches, and for scuba diving and snorkeling. Sea turtles, rays, dolphins and reef sharks swim in its warm, clear waters. When you get there, you'll notice the clocks are only two hours behind the UK. This makes the islands a no-brainer winter sun option. All 16 beaches on the main island are beautiful, but one, Baia do Sancho, routinely tops the rankings of best in the world. Once there, many people choose to flop and zone out. Located three degrees south of the equator the temperature is always hovering around a sultry 25°C, while sea breezes moderate the heat. Seventy per cent of Fernando de Noronha is a National Marine Park and a Unesco site. The island is a feeding and breeding ground for tuna, whales, porpoises and sharks. There is an internationally important population of spinner dolphins and the island offers protection for the endangered hawksbill sea turtle. The population of 3,100 resides on the "big island", which is seven square miles. It has one paved road, which goes to the airport. The other roads are either dirt with scattered stones or rocks laid as rough setts. It all feels very rustic and beachy. But with 100,000 visitors per year, there are plenty of romantic bars and restaurants and boutique hotels. But, Fernando de Noronha isn't cheap. Almost everything that makes life easy has to be flown or shipped in. Hotels and restaurants tend to be priced at the higher end. Tourist numbers are restricted by the number of flights and rooms; there is supposed to be an official limit of 420 or 450 passengers daily, but hard data proves elusive. In any case, all have to stump up an "environmental preservation" tax that costs R$87.71 per day (about £14). The island served as a colonial penal colony, the ruins of which can be found buried in the jungle undergrowth. The archipelago was considered ideal for incarcerating dangerous criminals because of its remoteness. It's said that when Brazil declared independence from Portugal in 1822, it took two years for the news to reach Fernando de Noronha. Despite growing visitor numbers, Fernando de Noronha is regarded by environmentalists as a model for sustainable tourism. Revenues are used to promote electric transport, solar farms and mandatory recycling. Single-use plastic is forbidden.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha: Hawaiian Canoe • Swim with wild dolphins • Costa dos Mirantes Trail • Emerald of the Atlantic Trail

Highly rated hotels in Fernando de Noronha: NANNAI Noronha Solar dos Ventos • Pousada Maravilha • Pousada Del Mares • Teju Acu Eco Pousada • Pousada Morena • Pousada Triboju



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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Fernando De Noronha Airport is 4,261 miles, with a flight time of approx 9 hrs. Fernando de Noronha's IATA airport code is FEN.
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Climate: The climate of the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, located near the northeast coast of Brazil, in the state of Pernambuco, is tropical, hot all year round, with a dry season from August to January and a rainy season from February to July. The archipelago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Given the proximity to the Equator, temperatures are stable throughout the year, and are slightly higher from November to April, when highs are around 30°C, and slightly lower from June to September, when they are around 29°C. At night, the temperature almost never drops below 20°C. The wettest period is from March to June, when rainfall is equal to or higher than 200 mm per month. Generally, the amount of rainfall in February and July is acceptable, but during some years, it may be more abundant, reaching the level of the rainiest months. The driest period, when it rarely rains, runs from September to December. October is historically the driest month, with fewer deviations from the norm, while in the other dry months, every once in a while, an intense shower may occur. The rainfall distribution in Fernando de Noronha is similar to that of cities located in the north-east of Brazil, such as Fortaleza and Natal. The best time to visit the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, either for exploring the islands by feet or for sunbathing, swimming and diving, goes from August to January, since it is the driest of the year. Surfers will appreciate especially the period beginning in November and peaking in February and March, when waves are higher.

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BA Tier Points Earned

Route 1LON‑LIS
(BA) ba
LIS‑FEN
(TP) tp


TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy5 510
WTP5 510
Business40 4080
First
 
Route 2LON‑HEL
(AY) ay
HEL‑LIS
(AY) ay
LIS‑FEN
(TP) tp

TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy1020 3060
WTP1090 100200
Business80140 220440
First
 
Route 3LON‑HEL
(BA) ba
HEL‑LIS
(AY) ay
LIS‑FEN
(TP) tp

TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy1020 3060
WTP1090 100200
Business80140 220440
First
 
Route 4LON‑MAN
(BA) ba
MAN‑HEL
(AY) ay
HEL‑LIS
(AY) ay
LIS‑FEN
(TP) tp
TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy51020 3570
WTP51090 105210
Business4080140 260520
First
 

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, ulSriLankan Airlines



Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Fernando De Noronha, (Zone 6, 4,001-5,500 miles)

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy16,25025,000
World Traveller Plus32,50050,000
Club62,50075,000
First85,000100,000


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