Catimbau National Park, also known as Vale do Catimbau, is a Brazilian national park in the state of Pernambuco. The main reason for Catimbau National Park’s fame is a wall, called Archaeological Site of the Headless Men. According to scholars, these cave paintings were made about seven thousand years ago […]
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
Praia de Carapibus is located on the south coast of Paraíba, 31 kilometres from João Pessoa. Hidden among the preserved native forest of the city of Conde, in Paraíba, Carapibus beach fills the eyes of nature lovers and calm. Carapibus beach is 31 kilometres from João Pessoa and is the […]
Praia de Coqueirinho is on the south coast of Paraíba, 35 kilometres from João Pessoa. With calm seas, warm waters, and breathtaking beauty, Coqueirinho beach, located in the Conde, southern coast of Paraíba, 35 kilometres from João Pessoa, is the ideal place for those looking to renew their energy. […]
Boat trips in the greater João Pessoa area include diving, natural pools and a tour of historical riches. In the beaches of the great João Pessoa, nautical tours are offered for all audiences and ages. There are options for lovers of diving, natural pools and even for those who enjoy […]
According to Simões (1980), the main characteristics that distinguish Portuguese tiles in the first 25 years of the 17th century are monumentality, suitability for architecture and modernity. The Portuguese tile arrived in Brazil in synchrony with the other arts and followed the same process of acculturation existing in Portugal. In […]
The handicrafts of Maranhão have more than 400 years of tradition, just a visit to the Historic Centre of São Luís and you can see the variety of artefacts from the artisanal production of Maranhão, marked by the creativity of a popular tradition that has been improved since the foundation […]
Arabic architecture developed in Portugal during the Muslim presence in the country (712-1249). The originality of architectural structures and ornamental motifs gave rise to a very distinctive Muslim architecture. The horseshoe arch, of Visigothic influence, is the hallmark of Muslim civilisation in Portugal. Ornamentation is one of the great characteristics […]
Santo Aleixo Island in the municipality of Sirinhaém is located right between the famous and trendy beaches of Porto de Galinhas, in Ipojuca, and the Carneiros, in Tamandaré. A still little-known small strip of land of volcanic origin of only 36 hectares, surrounded by beauty on all sides. Despite being […]
The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is located in the state of Maranhão, 250 km from the capital São Luís. The main access cities to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park are Barreirinhas, Santo Amaro do Maranhão and Primeira Cruz. The only airport in the region is Barreirinhas Airport, which receives only […]
Maceió, the capital of Alagoas, is bathed by lagoons and a sea that mixes turquoise blue and emerald green. The name Maceió has a Tupi origin, its name means “what covers the swamp”. Historians claim that the capital of the State of Alagoas was born from a old sugar mill, […]
Get to know the main historical cities of the north-east of Brazil built during the colonial period that still retain a large part of their preserved houses. The history of Brazil is rich, comprehensive and full of contradictions. Developing a narrative that addresses the details of the conquest and colonisation […]
The interior of Pernambuco has 4 options of tourist destinations for those who want to know adventure, commerce and the history of the state. Getting to know the Northeast in the summer is nothing new for Brazilians. Between the beautiful beaches and the popular carnival, however, the state of Pernambuco […]
Cariri, in the south of the state of Ceará, is a region marked by a rich cultural heritage, inherited from the traditions of the indigenous peoples who lived there, especially the Kariris Indians. With the miscegenation of various peoples (indigenous, European and African) and the relative isolation of Cariri in […]
The beauty of its beaches in the Paraíba combined with the tranquillity and safety of the cities make Paraíba the ideal itinerary for your trip. The beaches of Paraíba are the main attractions of the region. With a temperature of about 28º C all year round, Paraíba is an invitation […]
The wonders of northeastern Brazil deserve to be flaunted whenever there is a gap. And in this case, that’s exactly what we’re going to explore in this post. Comprising the area from the Parnaíba Delta to the Recôncavo Baiano, the attractions of the northeastern coastline are spread across the beautiful […]
The Northeast region is one of the most popular destinations for holidays in Brazil. The Northeast is not only one of the most desired destinations among local and international tourists, but also one of the most diverse regions in terms of varied itineraries. That’s because one of the biggest advantages […]