In Paraíba, one of the most sought after destinations beyond the capital is the city of Lucena, located on the North Coast, 50 km from João Pessoa.
Lucena in Paraíba is a tropical paradise with 15 km of deserted beaches and turquoise sea, which makes Lucena, in the state of Paraíba, a paradise of perfect tranquility ideal for enjoying holidays and excellent for living.
Colonial architecture, untouched jungle trails, lagoons and natural pools in the sea contribute to Lucena's unique charm.
Just half an hour from the capital João Pessoa.
Accessible only by boat, ferry, or a quick trip through coconut and pineapple plantations, Lucena offers the tranquility of a small, homey community.
History of the city of Lucena in Paraíba
Its first inhabitants were the Portuguese, who passed through it in 1596. During the occupation, the Dutch army landed on the site and was unsuccessful.
The village served as a port for French caravels, which trafficked pau - brazil with the support of the Potiguares Indians.
Lucena was a district of Santa Rita and gained political emancipation through Law 2664, of December 22, 1961. The official installation of the municipality took place on the 29th of the same month.
Lucena PB video
Characteristics of the municipality of Lucena
The municipality of Lucena is made up of seven beaches. It is a city with all the infrastructure and its population, which is approximately 15 thousand inhabitants – during the four days of carnival, it can reach 60 thousand people.
All its beaches are calm and destined for swimming and fishing. There are trips with the use of rafts to see the fish corrals that are discovered at low tide.
There are places suitable for diving, canoeing and various water sports. In Bonsucesso, which is an extension of Praia de Lucena, you can see the ruins of the Church of Bonsucesso (XNUMXth century), supported by a gameleira.
The natural beauty of the white sands, an ideal place to have a beer and eat fresh seafood. During carnival the city is packed and entertainment is total.
Map of João Pessoa and Paraíba beaches
Major Landmarks of Lucena
From Cabedelo, you can reach the extreme north of the coast of Paraíba, the tranquil Lucena, by ferry or boat.
Along the 15 km of beaches, there are the following beaches: Costinha, Fagundes, Gameleira, Ponta de Lucena, Lucena, Camaçari and Bonsucesso.
Along the beaches of Costinha, on the estuary of the River Paraíba, Fagundes and Ponta do Lucena, coconut trees dominate the landscape.
Lucena beach is still the most popular in the area, almost tripling the population during festive periods such as Carnival.
This beach is also known as Praia do Honês. It has a smooth sea where sand banks appear at low tide, forming large lagoons with shallow water at low tide.
You can visit the ruins of Bom Sucesso and the Guia Sanctuary and delight on the rafts to observe the fish corrals that are discovered at low tide and delight in places for diving, canoeing, and water sports.
Ruins of Bom Sucesso Church
Bom Sucesso Viewpoint
Church of Our Lady of Guia
The Church built in the XNUMXth century by the Carmelite Fathers is one of the oldest in the country. Located in a preservation area where there are still remnants of Atlantic Forest, due to its location it was used as an observation point against invaders' attacks.
From the hill where it is located, you can see the sea and the countryside at the same time, with sugar cane plantations and coconut trees. Built in Baroque style, wild plants and typical fruits of the region are represented on its façade.
In 1763 the church was demolished and rebuilt by the efforts of Friar Manuel de Santa Teresa. From 1866 onwards, it underwent renovations and was later abandoned for several periods.
It was recently restored according to the Project of the Cultural Foundation of the State of Paraíba. In the final stages of restoration. A unique piece of Baroque in Brazil.
Lucena Tourism and Travel Guide in Paraíba