Paraíba has one of the most beautiful coastlines such as Baía da Traição, Barra de Mamanguape and Cabedelo, as well as the architectural monuments of João Pessoa, the Archaeological Site of Ingá and Cabaceiras.

Paraíba, the place in the Americas where the sun rises first. This is where Ponta de Seixas is located, the most easterly place on the entire South American continent.

Its capital, João Pessoa, has more than 425 years of history, whose origins date back to 1585. It is the third oldest city in Brazil and despite being a capital, João Pessoa is still a quiet town.

Situated 120 kilometres north of Recife and 180 kilometres south of Natal, João Pessoa is full of parks, avenues and ornamental and fruit trees and even has one of the largest reserves of Atlantic forest in an urban area. The reserve, known as the Botanical Garden, covers an area of 515 hectares. Seen from above it looks like a huge green heart in the middle of the city. That’s why João Pessoa is the most wooded city in all of America and the second in the world, only behind Paris.

The coastline of Paraíba, 117 kilometres long, has spectacular exotic beaches with tropical waters showing a cinematographic set where the main actors are nature and tranquillity. On the coast of Paraíba you can also find cliffs, dunes, rivers and forests, you can practise various activities in full contact with nature.

The south coast of Paraíba has a breathtaking landscape, with beautiful almost deserted beaches, highlighting Coqueirinho, Carapibus, Tabatinga, Barra de Gramame and the seductive beach of Tambaba that attracts visitors from all over the world for having the only official nudist camp in all of Northeast Brazil.
The north coast of Paraíba is equally fascinating. From Barra de Camaratuba beach to Intermares, we find not only wild-looking beaches but also historic buildings. Here you’ll find the Fortaleza de Santa Catarina in the port city of Cabedelo, recognised as one of the most important military monuments of Portuguese colonisation. Further north, on the Mamanguape river bar, you’ll find the Marine Manatee Preservation Project. Here these animals are rehabilitated to return to their natural habitat. Baia da Traição is home to the Potiguaras Indigenous Reserve. An indigenous people who still preserve their ancestral traditions.

The interior of the state of Paraíba offers visitors various eco-tourism activities. Among them, enjoy hiking through a landscape where extensions of sugarcane cultivation cohabit with forest, underground caves, thermal waters and crystal-clear waterfalls. Towns such as Campina Grande, where the largest São João in the world is celebrated, Bananeiras and Alagoa Grande stand out, with colonial-style buildings and artisanal distilleries of Brazil’s best-known spirit “Cachaça!”.

As we move further into the interior of Paraíba, the climate becomes drier and the landscape changes dramatically. This region known as O Sertão, is prone to long periods of drought. Here we find giant stones of particular shapes as in “Lajedo de Pai Mateus”, cave paintings of ancient indigenous peoples and important traces of ancient dinosaur footprints of incredible archaeological value.

Inland - Cabaceiras, Ingá, Areia, Sousa and Araruna

Araruna and the Pedra da Boca State Park – Tourism Guide

Araruna is a Brazilian Municipality in the State of Paraíba, being included in the mesoregion of Agreste Paraibano, in the microregion of Curimataú Oriental (formed by Araruna, Cacimba de Dentro, Solânea, Dona Inês, Tacima, Casserengue and Riachão). Nature, history, events, gastronomy, handicrafts and culture are present practically everywhere in the […]