Joao Pessoa beaches are located in the state capital of Paraiba, which is situated in Brazil’s northeast region. On the west side is the state of Ceara and Rio Grande Norte is to the north. Acclaimed for a beautiful and pristine sandy coastline (with a much slower rate of development than most popular Brazil beaches), […]
Joao Pessoa, the easternmost point in Brazil, likes to say it’s the city where the sun rises first. Its beautiful beaches are the best places to greet the day and feel the sun’s first rays on your shoulders. With beaches right in town, you won’t have to spend a lot of time traveling to the shore. Just steps away from the shops, hotels, and restaurants, you’ll find some spectaculars stretches of sand and surf.
With more than 25 miles of beaches, it will be easy to find your own space along the shore, whether you want to relax or find some thrills. Ponta de Matos, right in the heart of Joao Pessoa is one of those beaches where you could laze in the sun or get in a good workout. The beach is a popular place for hiking after dark. By day, the beach lined by coconut trees is a good place for swimming with deep, calm waters.
If you’re looking for waves and better conditions for surfing, look toward Formosa Beach. Protected by coral reefs, this dark-sand beach has warm waters and big waves. Even if you’re not planning to surf, this beach is a great place to enjoy the Joao Pessoa scenery.
If you want a quiet beach where you can get away from it all, many Joao Pessoa beaches will fit the bill. Do Poco, also protected by coral reefs, has calm waves and fine, powdery soft sand. From here, you can catch a fishing boat for Ilha de Areia Vermelha, the island of the Red Sand. This sandbar is only accessible at low tide the first few months of the year, which is the warmest time of the year in Brazil.