Welcome to João Pessoa


The 20km-long beachfront, stretching north and south of the central coastal hub of Tambaú, is agreeably clean, low-key and low-rise (no buildings above four stories allowed) while the historic center, 7km inland, is being slowly spruced up after attaining National Heritage site status in 2007, and makes for an interesting wander. All in all, João Pessoa, or ‘John Person’, is a very nice spot to break up a journey.


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$28.85 Day Trips & Excursions

One day in the reserve of the Indios Potiguara, Baia da Traiçao-Paraiba BR

1. Remains of the Portuguese fort of Baia da Traiçao: The remains of the Portuguese fort consist of the three cannons that once defended the garrison stationed in Baia da Traiçao and which are on top of a cliff overlooking the Ocean from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the beaches below. The site is managed by an association of Potiguara women who here, in the shadow of an Oca, the typical home of the natives, produce and sell their handicrafts and grow various types of medicinal plants. The guide will tell the story of the Portuguese invasion and the heroic resistance opposed by the Potiguara for 25 years. 2.Cliffs of Alto do Tamba:Place of great naturalistic and landscaping interest. The cliffs of Alto de Tambà represent a unique and perfectly preserved example of this type of rock formation. During the break the guide will accompany the participants in a short walk on the top of the cliff to discover various geological monuments created by the erosion of natural elements.3. Visit to the house of Dona Fatima, shaman of the Potiguara village of Sao Francisco: Dona Fatima, an important shaman of the Potiguara community, will welcome us into her home, together with her family, and she will tell ancient indigenous legends; it will be an interesting opportunity to see closely how a Potiguara family lives in the reserve. 4. Visit to the "casa de farinha" where the Indios work and produce cassava flour: The "casa de farinha" is a community structure still active today in many of the 32 villages of the reserve, here the manioc harvest of each family is brought and is subjected to the shredding and pressing process to produce cassava flour and " rubber "used to cook" tapioca ". The guide will explain the processing steps and the use of machinery. Important notice: the casa de farinha is used by the families of the villages without previous notice , so it is possible that at our arrival there is nobody to work the cassava. 5.Visit to the sources of the Rio do Gozo: The source of the Rio do Gozo is a place of incredible beauty, pure water, which flows from the ground, a stream that forms a natural pool surrounded by virgin forest, where we can make a wonderful restorative bath. 6.Visit to the ruins of the eighteenth-century church of Sao Miguel:The church of Sao Miguel dates back to the mid-1700s and testifies to the activity of evangelization of the Franciscan friars within the Potiguara community completely dominated by the Portuguese. The building with its simple architecture is suggestive due to the lack of the roof and the surprising state of preservation of the interior details.

$46.16 Day Trips & Excursions

Discovering the natural park of the manatee, Baia da Traiçao, Paraiba, BR

Transfer to the village of Camurupim on the Sinibù river.Starting point of the excursion to the conservation area of the marine manate and mangrove forests, Camurupim is a tiny village Potiguara located on the banks of the Rio Sinibù, ecosystem of mangrove forests. From here, with small motor boats, we enter the spectacular interweaving of the mangroves to reach the mouth of the Sinibù river, where the view opens to the ocean and the endless sequence of deserted beaches. At the mouth of the Sinibù the inhabitants of the neighboring villages collect clams and other types of shellfish to sell them at the Baia da Traiçao market.        2.Visit to the "Paradise of the turtles"Our excursion heads towards the rocks that emerge from the sea at low tide that will give us the opportunity to anchor the small motor boat and climb on the rocks. Once we have passed the 2 meters of rock, thanks to a natural staircase, the marvelous scenery of the reef opens up before us, which cuts the ocean in two, on one side the sea is closed and protected, calm and transparent, on the other the waves  crashes on the reef making spectacular puffs. Once you have adjusted your eyes to the powerful light of the Equator we can begin to spot many turtles swimming in the waves; it is an extraordinary spectacle that testifies to how the nature, in this place, still uncontaminated.       3.Stop at the beach of Barra di Mamanguape The beach stretches for miles to the south in a sequence of endless dunes and crags, from this point to Cabedelo, the port of Joao Pessoa which is about 30 km. as the crow flies, there is only a small fishing village reachable only by a 35 km dirt road. Here the turtles de Pente routinely lay eggs and the whole area is part of the great reserve of barra de Mamanguape protected by the ministry of the environment. It is a wild place of a poignant beauty and climbing on top of the dunes Ilmpanorama opens to 360 ° on an extraordinary scenario. Returning to the beach, we can swim in the natural pool formed by rocks.            4.Access to the mouth of the Mamanguape river Until a few years ago the manatee was hunted with great ease and was much sought after both for the meat and for the fat from which oil was obtained, when the "Peixe Boi" project was included in the protection program, as the manatee is called here , developed a series of initiatives to give work to the fishermen who lived in the hunt for the mammal, so were born various activities related to tourism. Today in the area live five manatees and this is one of the few places where they can be observed in their natural habitat and with a little luck it is possible to sight it

$484.66 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 days in the reserve of the Indios Potiguara, Baia da Traiçao-Paraiba BR

Potiguara tour:1. Remains of the Portuguese fort of Baia da Traiçao: The remains of the Portuguese fort consist of the three cannons that once defended the garrison stationed in Baia da Traiçao and which are on top of a cliff overlooking the Ocean from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the beaches below.  2.Cliffs of Alto do Tamba:Place of great naturalistic and landscaping interest. The cliffs of Alto de Tambà represent a unique and perfectly preserved example of this type of rock formation.  3. Visit to the house of Dona Fatima, shaman of the Potiguara village of Sao Francisco: Dona Fatima, an important shaman of the Potiguara community, will welcome us into her home, together with her family, and she will tell ancient indigenous legends; it will be an interesting opportunity to see closely how a Potiguara family lives in the reserve.  4. Visit to the "casa de farinha" where the Indios work and produce cassava flour:The "casa de farinha" is a community structure still active today in many of the 32 villages of the reserve, here the manioc harvest of each family is brought and is subjected to the shredding and pressing process to produce cassava flour and " rubber "used to cook" tapioca ". The guide will explain the processing steps and the use of machinery.  5.Visit to the sources of the Rio do Gozo:The source of the Rio do Gozo is a place of incredible beauty, pure water, which flows from the ground, a stream that forms a natural pool surrounded by virgin forest, where we can make a wonderful restorative bath. 6.Visit to the ruins of the eighteenth-century church of Sao Miguel:The church of Sao Miguel dates back to the mid-1700s and testifies to the activity of evangelization of the Franciscan friars within the Potiguara community completely dominated by the Portuguese.  Manatee tour:1.Transfer to the village of Camurupim on the Sinibù river. Starting point of the excursion to the conservation area of the marine manate and mangrove forests. 2.Visit to the "Paradise of the turtles" Our excursion heads towards the rocks that emerge from the sea at low tide that will give us the opportunity to anchor the small motor boat and climb on the rocks.  3.Stop at the beach of Barra di Mamanguape. The beach stretches for miles to the south in a sequence of endless dunes and crags, 4. when the "Peixe Boi" project , as the manatee is called here , was included in the protection program developed a series of initiatives to give work to the fishermen who lived in the hunt for the mammal, so were born various activities related to tourism. Today in the area live five manatees and this is one of the few places where they can be observed in their natural habitat and with a little luck it is possible to sight it.

$39 Transfers & Ground Transport

João Pessoa Airport and Hotels Shared Shuttle Transfer

The best and fastest way to get to your destination, 24 hours a day and 7 days in the week. Leave all the work to the staff that will meet you in the airport or at your hotel, and just relax on your comfortable transportation. Just give all the information regarding your hotel or flight company and your English speaking staff will greet you in the right place and take care of you during transfer.

$27 Outdoor Activities

Charms of South Coast's Beaches

We will discover the charms of the Costa do Conde, such as Pedra Furada in Praia do Amor (a place surrounded by a legend from the region that says that the couple who pass under the stone, holding hands, will seal the union forever). In addition to the exuberant landscape formed by the union of the Gramame River and the Atlantic Ocean in Barra Gramame. The tour ends at Praia de Carapibus, known for its warm and crystalline waters, an ideal place to enjoy a delicious sea bath.The most important in this tour is feel more close to the amazing landscape. Your're our guest to enjoy of this fantastic tour!

$56 Outdoor Activities

Cabaceiras: Brazilian Northeast Hollywood

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