With over 5000 miles of coastline,
the list of beaches well worth your visit is endless. Therefore,
comprising a list of the best beaches is quite the challenge. Particularly
because in many cases we begin comparing apples with oranges, as
the diversity of the beaches ranges so extensively. We have selected
a list of beaches which represent this diversity, and promise satisfaction!
do Sancho, Baía dos Porcos, Praia do Leão | Espelho
and Coruípe | Jericoacoara
| Canoa Quebrada
DO SANCHO, BAIA DOS PORCOS AND PRAIA DO LEAO - FERNANDO DE NORONHA
Baía do Sancho, Baía dos Porcos and Praia do Leão
are among the ten most breathtaking beaches in Brazil. Baía
dos Porcos and Baía do Sancho are two of the most highly
rated diving destinations (link to diving section Fernando De Noronha)
in the country, and Praia do Leão is home to abundant sea-turtle
spawning. Lucky for you, travelers to the Archipelago of Fernando
do Noronha (link to 14 Green Destinations Fernando de Noronha) have
the good fortune of experiencing all three beaches in one trip!
to Get There: Located approximately one and a half hours
by plane from the Northeast coastal cities of Natal and Recife,
Noronha is well worth the time it takes to arrive. As the saying
goes, the best things come to those who wait!
to the Island must pay a conservation fee, and goods and services
on the island tend to be relatively expensive. Also, as there are
limits on the number of tourists allowed on the island, it is advisable
to book in advance in order to avoid the risk of joining the waiting
list. High season runs from mid December through the end of February.
CORUIPE - BAHIA
Espelho and Coruípe are two interconnected beaches surrounded
by lush coconut groves, enticing reefs, natural pools soaring white
and red rock cliffs. Here the rhythm of life is set by the sun.
Adding to their natural splendor is the nostalgic charm of their
surrounding fishing villages where electricity still does not exist.
The beaches are extremely popular with the locals and are experiencing
a growing number of both domestic and international tourists annually.
to Get There: Fly into Porto Seguro, Bahia. From there
it is 40 miles to the beaches, although you will pass numerous other
beaches of astonishing beauty along the way. Access to this paradise
is from BR-101 between the towns of Trancoso and Caraiva. There
is a bus station in Trancoso providing inter-city connections.
Information: As there is no electricity, flashlights are
essential. The Monte Pascoal National Park is well worth a bit of
exploration while you are there, particularly, if you are interested
in Indigenous culture, as the Pataxós tribe controls access
to the park. This region also provides an ideal destination for
history lovers, tracing the route of discovery of this unique country.
Travelers to Fortaleza should do everything within their power to
travel to this destination. Days on your vacation to Jericoacoara
are spent exploring the endless rock formations, dunes, coconut
groves, reefs and lakes of the surrounding region, basking in sweet
serenity and sunshine. In the evening, tradition has been to stroll
along the few cobble-stone streets of the town, leading to the tallest
dunes, where everyone convenes to marvel at the setting sun, relieving
tired legs from the hike back down by sledding down the dune on
a small board into the warm waters below. Below the pale moonlight
tourists and locals alike dine in excellent restaurants, savoring
regional delicacies, as well as French and Italian dishes prepared
by the many Europeans who traded in their hectic lifestyles for
peace in paradise. The utmost experienced travelers place Jericoacoara
tops on their list of favorite destinations!
to Get There: The
best things come to those who wait! Fly into Fortaleza, the capital
of the state of Ceará. From there the bus and buggy rides
to Jericoacoara can last up to seven hours. There are two busses
per day, and transfer arrangements are also arranged through local
In Canoa Quebrada you will find spectacular beaches surrounded by
rolling dunes and picturesque rocks. Both day and night the animated
local bars and restaurants are alive with people dancing to many
types of music. Pay a visit to the neighboring Aracati to admire
the historic colonial architecture.
to Get There: Canoa
Quebrada is approximately 100 miles from Fortaleza, one of the fastest
growing tourism destinations in the country, and a true gem of the
Northeast. Daily flights service the airport in Fortaleza from hubs
is high season in Canoa Quebrada, when the town quickly fills up
with European tourists. Aracati features a traditional annual Carnival.