Being the fifth largest by area and sixth-most populous nation worldwide, Brazil is famous for various things. One of them being the beautiful islands the nation possesses within its territory. There is no opposition that Brazil is spectacular, an aspect that is enhanced by its beautiful islands. Despite the nation being on South America’s main land, the islands are officially within the area borders of the nation. Included in the famous islands of Brazil are the Archipelago de Fernando de Noronha. An archipelago is a term used in place of a chain or series, and in this case, there are 21 islands on the series.
All these are located on the Atlantic Ocean as a chain of natural historical beauty. Their chain is approximately three hundred and fifty kilometers from the shoreline of Brazil. In this chain, the most popular island is Noronha island which approximately seven square miles in area. This feature has covered 91 percent of the area out of all other islands on this chain. The archipelago is recognized by the United Nations Environment Program for being home to fifteen floral as well as two bird endemic species.
Saint Peter and Paul Archipelago are also famous for their fifteen islands together with their islets. People have familiarized themselves more with Belmonte, Challenger, and Cabral, compared to the other eleven. These features are officially protected by the government although they cover only fifteen square kilometers. Besides the dual feature named above, there exists the Rocas Atoll which consists of Farol and Cemiterio islands. With less than half a kilometer in area which is completely flat, Rocas Atoll is home to wildlife that made it to be included in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. There is a small lighthouse that was discovered on this land since 1933 while its highest point is a dune of only twenty feet in height. This shows that people resided on these two beautiful natural homes before.
The Isle of Boipeba is mentioned when islands of Brazil are being mentioned. The place was home to humans since the early 16th century and is a tourism destination for many. Since the 16nth century, people of Bahia have always carried out fishing activities to feed themselves on the island. The Isle of São Luís has covered five hundred and forty-four square miles with four cities in it. Due to its large size, it has been nicked-named ‘big island’ by native members within their communities.
A few kilometers off the coastline of Brazil, the Ilha Grande Island lies beautifully covering one hundred and ninety-three kilometers in a square. It is mostly loved for its natural beauty making it to remain undeveloped although it is close to land. Several endangered species are housed here, under the government’s protection. With all its beauty, the scenery has a rich history because it was once used as a prison for the worst criminals. The Ilha do Mel or ‘honey island’ according to native residents is naturally shaped in an hourglass shape. It is a paradise for people who love surfing for years. What makes it more attractive is that it can only be reached by boats meaning no cars are present.
There are caves on it whom the legends claim are homes to mermaids. They are said to possess powers to enchant anyone who comes near them. Of course, all these are only myths created by early residents as it has not been proven. The Ilhabela, also known as the ‘beautiful island’ due to its beautiful scenery, is another popular feature in Brazil. There is more than one thing to see here, including wildlife alongside beautiful Brazilian parrots. Atlantic and mangrove trees as well as monkeys on its area makes it more attractive. Tourists are more dazzled by the three hundred waterfalls on the island.
Therefore, all that are mentioned are significant islands of Brazil. It is important to know that these are not the only islands Brazil is blessed with. They all, however, have different stories to tell and more beauty to bless Brazilians with. People have visited such scenes to have fun as they bless their eyes. Several endangered and unique spaces are housed here where they are protected by Brazil’s government alongside UNESCO. Other islands present in the country that you may rarely hear of are, Ilha de Maraca, Ilha, de Victoria, Ilha de Marajo, Ilha Trindade, and Ilha Trindade among others.