Peace and tranquility on the most paradisiacal beaches in Brazil! Check out 7 incredible islands to visit in the Northeast

In addition to the beaches, dunes and clear sea, the Brazilian Northeast has much more to offer. Try taking a look at our reports: there is always a stunning landscape linked to the Brazilian islands, which turned out to be as famous as the attractions on land.

Maybe the most famous island in the northeast be Fernando de Noronha. This is because it is a volcanic archipelago full of ecosystems, many of which are the subject of academic studies. But don't stop there. Take time to visit the other islands (in this article we have selected six more besides Fernando de Noronha) and you will see, with your own eyes, how much the Islands of Brazil fascinate and stay in memory as a true paradise.

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The best stops in the region have warm blue or greenish seas, sand dunes, cliffs, mangroves and historic towns. The islands, in contrast, have natural beauties and a climate of tranquility that, for those more accustomed to the hustle and bustle of a big city, is not easy to face. But we guarantee that you won't regret it: the nature show of islands in the northeast It's contagious and worth it.

7 islands in the Northeast that you need to know

Santo Aleixo (PE)

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Located in the open sea, about two kilometers east of Barra do Sirinhaém, the Santo Aleixo Island It has a slightly horseshoe-like shape. On the west side it has a sandy beach, while on the south there is a cove protected by stone rocks and a beach where there is a large open pool with calm, warm and transparent greenish waters. To the east there is a rocky shore that is not very accessible.

The island has a surface area of 30.49 hectares and is formed by volcanic rocks originally covered by shrubby coastal vegetation, which was gradually supplanted by introduced coconut trees. Due to the quality of its waters — unpolluted and crystalline due to the distance from the coast — it is much sought after by free-diving practitioners.

Boipeba (BA)

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THE Boipeba Island is located in Cairu, on the coast of Bahia. It is adjacent to Tinharé Island, where Morro de São Paulo is located, making it a popular tourist attraction. It was ranked as the second most beautiful island in South America by Internet users, second only to Easter Island in Chile. The Divino Espírito Santo church, built in the early 16th century, is one of the attractions.

There are several beaches on the island: Praia da Boca da Barra, Praia de Tassimirim, Praia da Cueira, Praia de Moreré, Praia de Bainema, Praia da Cova da Onça, Praia da Ponta dos Castelhanos or Catu. It has typical Atlantic Forest vegetation, with native fruit trees, several palm trees, sandbanks, coral reefs and mangroves.

Cashew Island (PI)

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this island is located between Maranhão and Piauí, 50 kilometers from Parnaíba, in Maranhão. It has a hot and humid climate with two well-defined seasons (rainy and dry) and an average temperature of 27°C. It has several outstanding items in the landscape such as dunes, mangroves and river islands.

There are a total of five ecosystems available: mangroves, dunes, forests, fields and saltwater marshes. The Island is one of the few places in Brazil where you can have a broad view of ecological diversity in a small territory.

Itamaracá (PE)

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Municipality of the state of Pernambuco, in the metropolitan region of Recife. It is located on the north coast of Pernambuco and is separated from the mainland by the Santa Cruz channel, which, according to some scholars, is what gave rise to the name “Pernambuco”.

With great relevance in national history, it was in the Feitoria de Itamaracá that the colonial administrator Pero Capico (first “Governor of the Parts of Brazil”) established the first sugar mill in Portuguese America in 1516. It is also the oldest inhabited place in the country, having been one of the original captaincies, later being incorporated into the Captaincy of Pernambuco.

Fernando de Noronha (PE)

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One of the most talked about and commented islands in the entire tourist segment. The archipelago is made up of 21 islands, islets and rocks of volcanic origin, occupying a total area of 26 km², of which 17 km² are the main island.

It was first sighted between 1500 and 1502 and was discovered by an expedition commanded by Fernão de Loronha. Some say that the first to see it was Américo Vespucci, in an expedition carried out between 1503 and 1504. It was the first hereditary captaincy and suffered many invasions by the English, French and Dutch between the 16th and 18th centuries. 24 September 1700 and was invaded in 1736 by the French East India Company, changing its name to Isle Dauphine. The following year an expedition sent by Recife expelled the invaders and recovered the island.

It has beaches suitable for diving, as the South Equatorial Current pushes warm water from Africa to the island. Diving to depths of 30 to 40 meters does not require a special suit and underwater visibility can reach up to 50 meters. There are three diving operators that offer different levels of quality of service, in addition to having free diving spots, such as the Atalaia natural pool, the shipwreck of Porto de Santo Antônio, the Boldró slab, among others.

Tinharé Island (BA)

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Located in the municipality of Cairu, on the coast of Bahia, with about 400 km2 and four villages: Sao Paulo hill, Garapuá, Gamboa and Galeão.

The island offers beaches where you can find restaurants with typical Bahian food, mainly seafood. There are several inns and hotels, as well as local craft shops. It is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the Northeast for its beaches, coconut groves and villages with traditional cultural characteristics, in addition to the forests, hills and rivers of the Atlantic Forest.

Crown of the Airplane (PE)

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Islet in the municipality of Igarassu, in Pernambuco. It is about 560 meters long by 80 meters wide and is basically a sandbar covered with vegetation with some buildings.

The island attracts tourists who go there to enjoy landscapes with a very colorful sunset. The rustic restaurants are installed in seven seven tourist huts. All serve seafood-based dishes.

Access to the island is only possible via small motor rafts. When the tide is low, there is the possibility of walking and reaching Mangue Seco beach, on the mainland. It is also a unique opportunity to practice diving.

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