Alagoas has a territory of 27,700 square kilometres, roughly the size of Haiti. The Alagoas coastline is only 230 kilometres long, and yet the state’s strong point in terms of tourism are the beach towns. Also, with crystal clear blue beaches, white sand, coconut palms, natural pools, the beaches had […]
Northeast Brazil Tourism Guide
Travel and tourism guide to the Brazilian Northeast with beaches, history and culture, as well as the music, architecture, art and geography of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte and Sergipe.
The northeast is made up of a lot of natural beauty and an effervescent culture.
The immense coastline of the Northeast region of Brazil is the main factor contributing to local tourism.
With beautiful beaches, many untouched, which are compared only to those of the Caribbean, and place the Northeast among the great routes of world tourism.
Millions of tourists arrive at the modern airports in the northeast every year.
For some years now the states have been investing intensively in improving infrastructure, creating new tourist centres, and some in developing ecotourism.
The Northeast is attractive for various types of tourism
For beach and resort tourism, the region offers thousands of kilometres of tropical beaches, many of which are only partially developed, others still unexplored. There are an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. There are countless beaches that the Northeast coast offers.
Historical and cultural heritage is also very rich
Noteworthy are the colonial cities of São Luís and Olinda, considered cultural heritage of humanity, and Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, with recovered historical sites, as well as Recife, an area that was dominated by the Dutch in the 17th century.
The city of Salvador was formerly called Bahia, even by residents of the state itself.
It has also received some epithets, such as “Capital of Joy”, due to its huge popular festivities, such as its carnival, and “Black Rome”, for being considered the metropolis with the highest percentage of black people located outside Africa.
Today, it is again called Salvador and currently has a place on the National Historic Register for its rich architectural ensemble, in one of the most famous places in the state – the Pelourinho – listed as a World Heritage Site, Cultural Centre of the World.
For ecological and natural tourism, there are privileged areas in the Northeast, such as Chapada Diamantina, the National Parks of Sete Cidades, Serra da Capivara and Lençóis Maranhenses, the Delta of the Parnaíba River – internationally known for its beauty and biological diversity, as well as several other attractions.
The Northeast also offers rich folklore and handicrafts, characteristic gastronomy and a great diversity of popular festivals, in addition to extremely favourable climatic conditions (sun all year round), strategic location, close to major world markets and new potential for good business in agribusiness, tourism, software, clothing, manufacturing industry and many other sectors.
Northeast Tourism and Travel Guide
Canindé do São Francisco is located 198 kilometres from Aracaju, the city, which is on the border of Sergipe, Alagoas and Bahia, and the main departure base for the tour boats that travel through the São Francisco canyon. The viewpoint of the Xingó Hydroelectric Plant and the Archaeological Museum, which […]
São Cristóvão, former capital of Sergipe, one of the oldest cities in the country, dates from 1590. Listed by IPHAN in 1939, São Cristovão, like Salvador, developed according to the Portuguese urban model, marked by the division into an upper city (where the civil and religious powers were installed) and a […]
Laranjeiras, a 23 quilometros de Aracaju, foi fundada em 1594. In 1701, the Jesuits built the chapel of Santo Antonio and the first residence of the order, known as Retiro, on the site where the city was born. Listed by IPHAN, the complex is located about 1 km from the […]
Aracaju was built to be the capital of the then province, replacing São Cristovão and founded in 1855. Aracaju means cashew tree of the parrots, a word composed of the elements: ará = parrot and acayú = fruit of the cashew tree. This interpretation is widely used, although there are […]
Sergipe is the smallest of the Brazilian states and is an invitation to tourism for at least two reasons: the attractive prices and the combination of natural beauty and historical treasures. The state of Sergipe lies in the Northeast region between the states of Bahia and Alagoas. Sergipe once belonged […]
There are many options of beaches in the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha. Some are more suitable for diving, others for bathing, contemplation, surfing etc. Generally speaking, all the beaches located on the protected side of the main island are ideal for diving and swimming between April and November, due […]
The Fernando de Noronha Archipelago consists of isolated volcanic islands in the South Equatorial Atlantic, its main island being the visible part of a chain of submerged mountains (DORSAL MEDIAN ATLANTIC). Located at geographic coordinates 03 51′ south and 32 25′ west and approximately 345 km from Cape São Roque […]
Fernando de Noronha é uma das melhores áreas do país para a prática do surf, tanto que a ilha é conhecida como o “Hawaii brasileiro”. Em novembro se inicia a temporada das grandes ondas que vai até o mês de março. Os grandes swells do Atlântico Norte que alcançam a […]
Diving is the biggest attraction of Fernando de Noronha. The waters are so transparent that the visibility on the seabed can exceed 40 meters. Excellent for contemplating a natural system with approximately 230 specimens of fish, fifteen varieties of corals and five types of sharks. The following can be practiced […]
One of the main characteristics of Fernando Noronha is the scarcity of physical space and natural resources; this scarcity, combined with the island’s strict environmental controls, makes Noronha’s hotel segment different from other tourist centers in Brazil. Until a few years ago, before the explosion of tourism, the only lodging […]
Fernando de Noronha is 545 km from Recife, capital of the State of Pernambuco; 360 km from Natal, capital of the State of Rio Grande do Norte and 710 km from the city of Fortaleza, capital of the State of Ceará. How to get to Fernando de Noronha? The Archipelago […]