João Pessoa

João Pessoa has a lot of history, sun, beach and a tranquillity that contrasts with the hustle and bustle of the big cities of the South and even the big capitals of the Northeast.

João Pessoa in Paraíba 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 it is still a quiet city.

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.

At night, the huge promenade between the beaches of Cabo Branco, Tambaú and Manaíra boils with people playing sports, strolling or drinking in one of the stalls with live music.

The most unspoilt parts of João Pessoa’s waterfront are far from the centre, to the north and south – it’s worth taking the car or a walk to see them. The pearl of the Brazilian Baroque, the São Francisco Cultural Centre delights those who like sacred art. For less spiritual pleasures, the delicious local cuisine is abundantly represented at the estrelado Mangai, which has a hundred regional recipes on its buffet of typical food.

Não perca nenhuma Publicação!

Não fazemos spam!