With its idyllic scenery of flour-white sand and turquoise sea, Fernando de Noronha is Brazil’s ultimate paradise destination. The volcanic archipelago is made up of 21 islands and takes its name from the largest, which is also the only one of the islands open to the public. Here are the best bars in Fernando de Noronha.
This charming restaurant is known for its fresh and classic seafood dishes, as well as several vegetarian options. Yet for those looking for a chilled out spot to relax and drink a few cold beers or celebrate with some smooth cocktails, Restaurante Cacimba provides the ideal setting. Take a seat on the outdoor terrace where low tables are surrounded by large pillows for guests to kick off their shoes and feel right at home in this cozy venue.
The Buddhist statues and loungers outside create a calming atmosphere at Bar do Meio Noronha which offers a mostly seafood menu, as well as a selection of cold beers, classic caipirinhas, and delicious cocktails. The simple wooden structure and thatched roof of the bar make a serene indoor setting, yet the best spot is the outdoor terrace to enjoy the sea views and picture-perfect sunset.
For a drink with a view, there are few finer spots than Mergulhão. The outdoor terrace overlooks Fernando de Noronha’s picturesque bay of turquoise water during the day and a sunset in various shades of orange and pink at dusk. The restaurant serves haute cuisine and a selection of appetizers that go perfectly with any of the wines on their extensive menu. The trick to wining and dining at Mergulhão is to arrive late in the afternoon, pick a seat outside, order a bottle of wine, and settle down to watch the sunset.
O Pico is more than just a restaurant and a bar; it also provides other entertainment, such as live music, open-air cinema nights, and even its own fashion brand in collaboration with Ipanema to produce beach-chic flip-flops. The trendy venue is the perfect spot to enjoy a few cold beers or a traditional Brazilian caipirinha in a laid-back yet lively atmosphere with friendly staff and a good crowd.
Bar do Cachorro – or ‘Dog Bar’ in English – is one of the most famous bars on Fernando de Noronha and is well-known for its evenings of live forró and maracatu. These two music genres have roots in Pernambuco, the Brazilian state that the island belongs to, and both show the diversity and rich history of Brazilian music. Both locals and tourists go to Bar do Cachorro to listen to captivating forró and maracatu bands, drink caipirinhas, and dance the night away.
Located right next to Praia da Conceição beach, Bar Duda Rei couples its laid-back venue with jaw-dropping views of the white beach and crystal clear sea. The tables and chairs are laid out on the sand and are protected from the sun by thatched umbrellas. To save ordering one beer at a time, ask for a ‘balde‘ – a bucket of beer covered in ice to keep them extra chilled. Make sure to stay here for the sunset for an evening you’ll be talking about for years to come.
With an outdoor terrace surrounded by palm trees and the vivid blue ocean in the background, Restaurante Varanda provides an outdoor wining and dining experience while taking in some of Fernando de Noronha’s most impressive views. The restaurant is ideal for an unforgettable evening dining on fresh seafood dishes, yet if it’s simply a few drinks you want, head to the outdoor terrace and take your pick from flawless caipirinhas, potent cocktails, or any bottle from the extensive wine menu.