Orientation

Pipa is small but it can be a little hard to get your bearings on arrival. The main, central beach faces north. At its east end the coastline curves southeast to Praia do Amor. To its west, Baía dos Golfinhos and then Praia do Madeiro curve northwest. The narrow main street, Av Baía dos Golfinhos, runs about 2km through town parallel to the main beach and Praia do Amor, with small streets and lanes running off it down to the beach or uphill inland. The inland streets in central Pipa are, from west to east, Céu, Bem-Te-Vis, Gameleira, Mata and Albacora (with Arara branching off Albacora).