The Natural History and Archaeology Research Centre of Maranhão in São Luís holds a collection that includes gems. Even extinct, dinosaurs continue to cause fascination among people. In the Archaeology area, you can see tools, ceramics, lithic materials, tiles, and other relics of the past. In the Ethnology area, you will […]
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
Maranhão’s popular culture is the theme of the exhibitions at Casa de Nhozinho, a museum housed in an imposing 19th-century mansion located on Rua Portugal, one of the city’s most beautiful streets. The name of the museum is a tribute to the great Maranhão craftsman Antônio Bruno Nogueira, known as […]
Rua do Giz, which was once the setting for a soap opera, once housed an important economic corridor, and in opposition to this, was also the cradle of the bohemian life of São Luís do Maranhão. Among the alleys in the historic area of the city, Rua do Giz (or […]
Like most colonial religious temples in São Luís, the Church of São José do Desterro was rebuilt several times, especially after the fighting between the Portuguese and the Dutch that marked the city’s history. In the beginning it was a small chapel covered in straw with the main door facing […]
The João do Vale Theatre is one of the few spaces for artistic performances in São Luís. The building where it operates was originally a shed that served as a sugar warehouse owned by businessman Rocha Aguiar. Located in Largo do Comércio (Rua da Estrela), the shed was built in […]
The Convent of Mercês, which was also once a barracks, is now the headquarters of the Brazilian Republican Memory Foundation and was recently elected one of the Seven Treasures of São Luís. Its construction began in 1654, when the Mercedarians João Cerveira (from Maranhão de Alcântara) and Marcos Natividade arrived […]
Cine Éden is a sumptuous cinema-theatre whose façade is preserved and retains its original features, including the name of the space in self-relief. In the first half of the 20th century, when São Luís was gaining modern airs, moving from an agrarian-export economy to an urban-industrial one, there was a […]
Goiana in Pernambuco was founded in the 16th century has eight churches listed by Iphan and the Museum of Sacred Art maintains a secular collection. The administrative centre of one of the first and most prosperous hereditary captaincies explored by the Portuguese at the beginning of the colonial period (1500-1822), […]
With fine white sand beaches, warm and crystal clear waters, paradisiacal landscapes and mouth-watering gastronomy, the Paraiba coastline has been attracting tourists. Paraíba is known for its tropical coastline and Portuguese colonial architecture. The capital, João Pessoa, has beaches such as Manaíra and Tambaú, as well as coral-filled dive sites […]
Whether on a holiday trip or a long weekend, the beaches of Ceará have impressive beauties and everything to guarantee your fun. We have selected the 18 best beaches in Fortaleza for you to include in your itinerary! Those who enjoy the coast know that the Northeast of Brazil is […]
The chapadas of Brazil are among the main natural beauties of the country. Waterfalls, caves, lagoons, trails and historical sites enchant tourists who like to be in contact with nature. Chapada corresponds to a flat area located on top of mountain ranges. Several chapadas in Brazil have been converted into […]
Ceará is a state with strong religious representation. In the interior, at least four cities have Catholicism very present in the figures of Padre Cícero (Juazeiro do Norte), Nossa Senhora de Fátima (Crato), Benigna (Santana do Cariri) and São Francisco das Chagas (Canindé). These municipalities are interconnected in the so-called […]
Barreirinhas is the city considered the main gateway to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park and is home to most of the tourism agencies. Although it is also possible to get there by the neighboring Santo Amaro do Maranhão and by Primeira Cruz, it is there that tourists concentrate more. The […]
The municipality of Santo Amaro gained fame because of the beautiful lagoons & nbsp; that are “hidden” there, with just an hour’s walk from the city center, visitors can already appreciate these natural beauties that attract so many tourists. Santo Amaro is the ‘B side’ of the park, with an […]
Caburé usually receives visitors, who take the opportunity to rest on this beach after visiting the famous Lençóis Maranhenses. Caburé has a good strip of clear and soft sand, the sea is calm and clean waters, suitable for swimming and water sports; The place has good infrastructure, with bars and […]
If you want to get to know the Maranhão sheets, the village of Atins is a great option. Atins is a fishing village in the municipality of Bararreirinhas. Atins is a fishing village in the municipality of Barreirinhas, in the state of Maranhão, in the northeast region of Brazil. it […]