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Fernando de Noronha: Fact file


When to go

It’s hot with plenty of sunshine all rear round, but most rain falls between Mar-Jul, so the Brazilian summer is relatively dry.

Language

Brazilian Portuguese, a more languid and musical version of Portugal’s mother tongue.

Getting local currency

GMT -2 hours. There is daylight saving Oct- end Feb (approx) when clocks are put forward one hour.

Getting there

Flight times are 1hr 40mins from Recife (540 km) and 1 hour 10mins from Natal (350 km).

Combines with

The towns and beaches of Brazil’s northeast: Natal, Recife, Olinda; Pipa Salvador da Bahia, Brazil’s most exotic city (1.5 hours by air from Natal, 1 hour 20mins from Recife); Lençóis in the Chapada Diamantina, via Salvador and a 6 hour drive.

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