The state of Bahia has it all… and so much more! Discover its reputation of as one of the most culturally rich destinations in Brazil, as well as its abundant coast with coconut trees, white sand beaches, crystalline waters and utter tranquility. Salvador, Trancoso and Peninsula de Maraú are just a few of best locations that Bahia has to offer.
Salvador, with is remarkable history, was the first capital of Brazil. It is rich in Portuguese and African history along with a beautiful colonial centre. Since 1985 Salvador has won the honor of as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with unique and delicious food and music around every corner.
Península de Maraú
Here the beaches, reefs and tide pools will take your breath away with their beauty!
Located on the Dende Coast just south of Salvador near the city of Ilhéus, the Maraú Península offers its beautiful preserved stretches of the Atlantic rainforest, ocean reefs, freshwater ponds and pools in the open sea. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Bahia. Here, the warm, year-round climate ensures opportunities for leisurely walks on the beaches and tranquil strolls along nature trails any time of year.
White sand beaches and lush vegetation frame the beauty of Trancoso in Bahia. Here, stylish beaches have managed to keep the feel of a local village clinging to miles of deserted palm-lined sand. The relaxed atmosphere of the Brazilian Northeast and Trancoso is epitomized by its privileged waterfront location and the charming heart of the town.
Since 1984 Jericoacoara, which is located in the state of Ceará 300km west of Fortaleza, has been an EPA (Environmental Protection Area), and is now designated as the Jericoacoara National Park.
Until 1985, Jeri, as it is known locally, was just a small fishing village lost between sand dunes and isolated from the rest of the country. A variety of beautiful vistas and uniquely different landscapes gather here in one place - allowing visitors to be in constant contact with nature. There are numerous activities to suit all tastes - from sunset contemplation, quiet beach walks to some of Brazil’s best winds for kitesurfing.
Jericoacoara has been elected as one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the Brazil.
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Lençóis Maranhenses, Maranhão
This is the land of precious combinations of spectacular sand dunes and crystal clear water ponds.
Stunning landscapes full of innumerable dunes - some up to 40 meters high and freshwater ponds between - is a truly amazing and fun experience!
Here you will discover a real desert full of water with tones of green and blue. Barreirinhas and Santo Amaro are the starting point for your National Park of Lençóis Maranhenses adventure. The park is huge at 155 hectares large - advancing 50km inland from the coast!
From a plane Lencois looks like a desert with amazing and impressively beautiful lagoons. However, for most of the year the dry season predominates. But, everything flourish back when the wet season returns. Bask in Lencois Maranheneses glory and unique scenery. Everyone loves this experience!
Rota das Emoções - The Emotions Route – Ceará, Piauí e Maranhão
Three northeastern states of Brazil, Ceará, Piauí and Maranhão, are covered in this route. Four wheel drives and speedboats are the means of transportation in this region. Starting either in Jeri or Barreirinhas, this route leads you to an impressive journey through one of the more unique regions of the world - the Emotions Route. Let YOUR emotions soar, too! Jeri , The Paraníba Delta and Lençóis Maranhenses will charm you with their fantastic landscapes. Take a walk on the Brazilian "desert " filled with blue and green lagoons dotting the Lencois Maranhenses. Navigate the only open sea delta in the Americas with more than 80 islands, dunes and mangroves. Enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil - Jeri - Capital of wind and kite surfing enthusiasts from all over the world!
This is a perfect day trip, approximately one hour by boat from São Luis, on the mainland side of São Marcos Bay. Here lies Alcantara.
Between the 18th and 19th centuries, Alcântara was one of the richest cities of the state of Maranhao. It gathers important architectural collections of buildings where the traces of its rich past can be seen throughout the colonial houses, in the ruins of the slave market “Negro Palace,” and within the town hall.
Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco
This unique island is one of the most charming and preserved locations left on the planet! It is home to an abundance of marine life, beaches of crystalline waters, dramatic cliffs, hidden coves and beautiful bays. You will be enchanted with Fernando de Noronha and its beautiful rolling hills, caves, lookouts and coral reefs - perfect for snorkeling and SCUBA diving. Discover the wonders of its hiking trails, calm tidal pools and spectacular surfing beaches.
The island of Fernando de Noronha adheres to strict environmental preservation regulations. This island archipelago has won accolades as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site providing opportunities for controlled visitation, recreation, environmental education and scientific research.
Discover the natural wonders of Fernando de Noronha!
Olinda is located in the state of Pernambuco, close to the capital of Recife.
In 1982 Olinda was declared a UNESCO World Heritage, Historical and Cultural site. Most of the buildings are from the colonial time when Olinda was the capital of the province of Pernambuco. It is internationally known for its historic streets and dazzling, one-of-a-kind street carnaval.
Carnaval is undoubtedly the time of year when Olinda becomes Brazil’s epicenter of tourism. It is one of the most popular destinations throughout Brazil year-round. And, the giant puppets and puppet parade of Olinda are well-known all over the world.
Olinda’s traditional music parades such as frevo and maracatu are options for visitors who favor a less commercialized Carnaval than those in Rio and Salvador.
Visit and discover the enchanting world of Olinda!
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Praia da Pipa (Pipa) – Tibau do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte
Located in the town of Tibau do Sul about an hour’s drive south of the capital city of Natal, Pipa stands out as one of the most wanted and visited destinations in northeastern Brazil. It is world-famous for its beaches, sandstone cliffs, impressive dunes, mangroves as well as innumerable accommodation choices and varied delicious gastronomy.
You will be dazzled by Pipa’s beauties and charms! Discover its reefs, colorful cliffs, dunes and area forests called The Mata Atlantica. In the Mata you’ll encounter incredible diversity of flora and fauna. A short walk from the center of Pipa brings you to the beach that shelters dolphins where they spend a good part of the day in the bay charming residents and visitors alike. Also, many of the beaches are visited by nesting and egg-laying of sea turtles in season.
Buggy rides along the wave-swept beaches, kayaking the mangroves and private boat trips are just few of the activities you can do during the day when not enjoying Pipa’s beautiful beaches.
Indeed…Pipa offers a mix of options for all travelers! No wonder it is one of the most famous tourist locations in all of Brazil.
São Miguel do Gostoso
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