The coastline of Paraíba is among the most beautiful in Brazil, many quiet beaches, fine sand and coconut trees.
The interior of Paraíba is part of the polygon of droughts, the northeastern hinterland where the caatinga predominates.
The charm of Paraíba also comes from its history and geography. In the early days of colonisation, the territory was disputed by the French and then the Dutch.
Later, it played a major role in political movements such as the Pernambuco Revolution (1817) and the Confederation of Ecuador (1824), in which the figure of the Carmelite Joaquim do Amor Divino, Frei Caneca, stood out.
In the 20th century, the assassination of its former governor, João Pessoa, in Recife, was the trigger for the 1930 Revolution.
The marks of this history are everywhere – starting with the name of the capital of Paraíba, one of the main destinations for tourists visiting the state.
It is no coincidence that some of Paraíba’s most important architectural monuments are there, such as the Palácio da Redenção (1586) and the church of São Francisco (1589).
Nature, in turn, could not have been more generous with the region, which has a geographical curiosity: Ponta do Seixas, in the capital of Paraíba, is the easternmost point of the South American continent, which means that it is there that the sun arrives first, every day.
If João Pessoa has beautiful beaches, the other cities on the coast offer unforgettable landscapes of white sand, green sea and coconut palms. In the developed interior of Paraíba, Campina Grande stands out, where one of the most disputed São João festivals in the country takes place.
The same region is home – in yet another extraordinary meeting of geography and history – to the Ingá Archaeological Site, with cave inscriptions that may have been made 25,000 years ago, and the Dinosaur Valley, in Sousa, where researchers have discovered 50-metre footprints – the largest ever found in the world.
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Paraíba Tourist Sites
- The historic buildings and urban beaches of João Pessoa.
- The Cabo Branco Lighthouse in Ponta do Seixas, the easternmost point in South America.
- The beaches and manatees of Barra de Mamanguape, declared a biosphere reserve by Unesco.
- The lajedo de Pai Mateus, in Cabaceiras, the setting for the filming of “O auto da compadecida”.
- The prehistoric remains in Ingá e Sousa.
- History of the Foundation of Paraíba and João Pessoa.
- Best beaches of João Pessoa, south and north coast of Paraíba
- State park of Pedra da Boca in Araruna in Paraíba
- Carapibus beach in Paraíba has native forest and tranquillity
- Coqueirinho Beach in Conde has cliffs and crystal clear waters
- Boat trips and scuba diving in the greater João Pessoa
- 8 best beaches of Paraíba
- History of the Indian who keeps alive the tradition of the Macuxí people in Paraíba
- Costa do Conde on the South Coast of Paraíba
- The Serra do Vital has beautiful scenery of the sertaneja nature
- The coast of the municipality of Conde in Paraíba reserves paradisiacal scenarios
- Lucena is a tropical paradise with deserted beaches, colonial architecture and natural pools
- Barra de Camaratuba is one of the last wild beaches in the northeast
- Inland Paraíba is prosperous and alternates hinterlands and mountain ranges
- The coast of Paraíba is home to unforgettable landscapes
- João Pessoa in Paraíba – Tourist Spots and Historic Centre
- Pitimbu in Paraíba has a scenery rich in natural pools, estuaries and cliffs
- Baía da Traição has beautiful beaches, a route rich in historical curiosities
- Tourist spots in the municipality of Mataraca PB
- Areia is home to the first mills in Paraíba and has a lot of history
- Pedro II is a city full of history, precious stones and archaeological sites
Interior of Paraíba
The Interior of Paraíba we have Campina Grande with the forró pé-de-serra, the Archaeological Site of Ingá, the dinosaur park in Sousa and the historic city of Areias.
Coast of João Pessoa
The Coast of João Pessoa has the popular beaches of Cabo Branco, Tambaú, Manaíra and Bessa. Boardwalks that make it possible to walk or stroll. Cycle paths that offer the practice of activities such as cycling, rollerblading and skateboarding.
In addition, it is from these beaches that the nautical tours to the Natural Pools of Seixas, Picãozinho and Natural Pools of Bessa leave. On Bessa beach, there is also the possibility of activities in kayaks and Stand Up Paddle – the latter can be carried out, even in the night shift. But, all of them in line with the tide table.
South coast of Paraíba
In the South Coast, the scenery is more exotic. Among the beaches you can mention Barra de Gramame, Praia do Sol, Praia do Amor, Jacumã, Coqueirinho, Carapibus, Praia Bela and Tambaba. The latter is the first naturist beach in the Northeast and is also known for hosting naturist surfing championships. One way to get to know the main beaches of the South Coast is through buggy rides.
North Coast of Paraíba
The North Coast is made up of 19 beaches spread over five municipalities in Paraíba. In the municipality of Cabedelo, for example, the beaches of Camboinha and Ponta de Campina are an option for those travelling with children due to the tranquillity of their waters.
It is from these beaches that catamarans and speedboats also leave for the island of Areia Vermelha. Barra de Camaratuba, Baía da Traição and Lucena are also beaches that make up this third part of the Paraiba coast.
WHEN TO GO TO PARAÍBA
– For João Pessoa, in the summer (December to February) or in the low season for those who want to relax in a more empty city.
– For the coast and some inland towns, such as Areia, at any time of the year, except between May and July, when it rains a lot. In the interior Cabaceiras, the sun shines all year round.
– In Carnival, if you want the excitement of a place like Jacumã, on the south coast.
– In June, if the goal is to get to know one of the busiest São João festivals in Brazil – Campina Grande.
– Between July and December, the dry season, to better see the dinosaur footprints in the soil of Sousa.
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