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From João Pessoa: Full-Day Southern Coast Beaches Tour

1. From João Pessoa: Full-Day Southern Coast Beaches Tour

After picking up passengers at the hotels around 7:30AM, get ready to explore secluded beaches and choppy coastlines of coconut trees and white sands. We will start the day with a visit at Casa do Doce, where we will find various homemade sweets, cachaças and cocadas. Next, our destinations will be exotic and semi-deserted beaches on the Conde Coast, such as Praia Bela (beautiful meeting of the Mucatú River with the sea), Tambaba (the only officially naturalized Northeast Brazilian beach) and finally, Coqueirinho (one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the country). Enjoy sunbathing on these paradisiacal beaches and have a relaxing and funny day. It will be impossible not to be enchanted by the nature and the flavors of the region. Check out the possibility to take an optional tour in the emblematic "Penelope Charmosa" (not included), a fun ride in a themed car that drives you along the lookout points on Coqueirinho beach, where it is possible to see breathtaking natural beauties! In the late afternoon, tourists return to the bus that will take them to their respective hotels.

Joao Pessoa City Tour

2. Joao Pessoa City Tour

Explore the historic and beautiful city of Joao Pessoa, the capital of Brazil's Paraiba province. Joao Pessoa is the world’s second greenest city, home to preserved natural forest, squares and gardens. Begin your guided tour on the coastlines of Joao Pessoa, which are home to the beautiful beaches of Tambaú, Manaíra and Cabo Branco, whose lighthouse at Ponta do Seixas marks the easternmost point in the Americas: the place where the sun rises first. After your tour of the beaches, you’ll visit the historical district of Brazil’s third-oldest city, the São Francisco area and the Parque Solon de Lucena. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the history of “The Square of The Powers,” the Cathedral, the Monastery of Sãn Bento and the Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo. On your way back to your hotel you will stop at the Paraíba Craft Market, which is famous for its beautiful local creations. Here, you can pick up souvenirs for friends and family, or something special for yourself.

Joao Pessoa Northern Coast Beaches Day Tour

3. Joao Pessoa Northern Coast Beaches Day Tour

Explore the lovely beaches of Joao Pessoa on Brazil’s northern atlantic coast. The 10-hour tour from Joao Pessoa begins with a scenic trip to the beaches of Tambaú, Manaíra and Bessa. Visit the Intermares Sea Turtle Nesting Area, and learn about this endangered species. Continue to the port town of Cabedelo, famous for the stunning Camboinha and Formosa beaches. Explore the colonial fortress of Santa Catarina, strategically positioned as the city’s primary defense against the Dutch. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the magnificent views of the Atlantic ocean and beaches from the top of the fortress. Before your return back to your hotel, you will have the opportunity to go swimming and enjoy some delicious freshly caught seafood dishes from the local restaurants. Experience the beautiful sunset on Jacare Beach, set to the sound of Ravel’s Bolero. To make this an extra special trip, upgrade to a private tour and get truly personalized service. You can also buy an optional catamaran ride on the Rio Paraíba (which features lively cangaceiros teaching you how to dance our forró with a beautiful violin version of the artist Belle Soares, besides the illustrious presence of the artist Jurandy do Saxophone). You will still have time for a visit to the local craftsmanship, during a brief walk along the boardwalk. Take your time to taste local foods and get beautiful souvenirs! After the walk through the boardwalk, passengers return to the bus that will take them to their respective hotels.

Jacare Beach Sunset Tour

4. Jacare Beach Sunset Tour

Enjoy a beautiful sunset on Jacaré Beach from one of the many bars along Paraíba. Begin your trip with a complimentary pickup from your hotel. Here you will unwind from a fun-filled day in Joao Pessoa while your tour guide gives you the history of Jacaré Beach. Stroll along the waterfront with family or friends, while visiting the many riverside bars. Enjoy a cocktail or 2 while experiencing that magic moment while the sun sets on the horizon. As the sun slips away, enjoy the sounds of Ravel’s Bolero. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture beautiful memories of the sunset on Jacaré Beach. You can also buy an optional catamaran ride on the Rio Paraíba, which features lively cangaceiros teaching to dance the forró in a beautiful violin version of the artist Belle Soares, besides the illustrious presence of the artist Jurandy do Saxophone.

João Pessoa Airport Shared Transfers

5. João Pessoa Airport Shared Transfers

Get to João Pessoa in safety and style with an airport transfer. Arrive at João Pessoa Airport (Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport) worry-free. The transfer company's friendly staff will meet you at João Pessoa Airport and take you to your hotel in João Pessoa via a shared airport transfer. Upon arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and taken directly to your hotel. An English-speaking representative will greet you when you clear airport customs. Just look for your name and the famous Gray Line Blue Diamond. One-way and round-trip services are available. You must provide the following information in the "leave a comment for the local supplier" field at checkout: • Airline name • Flight number • Departure city / Arrival city • Arrival time • Hotel name • Hotel address • Return hotel pick-up time

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What people are saying about João Pessoa

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

This tour was excellent! The tour guide, William, a student at the University studying Tourism was very articulate in English, knowledgeable about the region, and very relaxed and friendly. The driver was also great! He was a safe driver and also knowledgeable about how to navigate the unique roads of Brazil. I would and will take this tour again. Highly recommend!