Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Paraiba, Brazil your home away from home
Paraiba is one of Brazil’s best-kept secrets. This state, on the northeast coast, is bordered by the Rio Grande do Norte to the north. It is one of the most populated states in Brazil and is a growing destination for international tourism. Those choosing to stay in a holiday villa in Paraiba can enjoy beautiful beaches, a pleasant climate and an interesting cultural heritage. The capital city of the state is Joao Pessoa, on the Atlantic coast.
Things to Do in Paraiba, Brazil
Paraiba has some of the most urbanized beaches in Brazil, particularly those at Tambau, Manaira and Bessa. The golden sands and warm waters make these popular spots for sunbathing, swimming and watersports with both locals and holiday-makers. Tambau has a natural reef and some beautiful pools, known as Picaozinho, for safe bathing. For surfers, the Macaco Sea has some perfect waves which form in cracks in the reef. Tambaba Beach is the first beach in the region for naturists whilst the neighbouring beach of Coqueirinho is ideal for families beneath its impressive multicoloured cliffs.
Walkers and climbers will enjoy visiting the Pedra da Boca which is popular for mountain climbing. The Pico do Jabre at 1197 metres high offers stunning views of the Paraiba area. Shopping for local handicrafts, which make great souvenirs, includes embroidery, lace making, ceramics and paintings. After dark, the bars come alive with Brazilian dance music and the nightlife is legendary.
Places to Visit in Paraiba, Brazil
The main city of Joao Pessoa is rich in historical monuments and contemporary buildings. The Church of Mercy is a magnificent example of Baroque architecture, typical of the Portuguese influence of this state. Several other churches dating back to the 17th century are also well worth visiting. Other historic landmarks around your Paraiba holiday rental include the Fortress of Santa Catarina in Cabedelo and the Casa de Polvora which has witnessed many battles in the area’s turbulent history.
The Buraquinho Forest is a botanical jungle with a host of mangroves, forests and lagoons providing a home for a plethora of animal life. For history fans, the Caves at Inga have some ancient inscriptions while the local Museum of Natural History has fascinating information about gigantic iguanas and other unique species of Brazilian wildlife.
Weather in Paraiba, Brazil
The weather at your Paraiba holiday rental is fairly warm and sunny all year round. Temperatures range from 84°F (29°C) in July to 89°F (32°C) in December with a rainy season from April to August.
Travel to Paraiba, Brazil
Most visitors to Paraiba holiday rentals fly into the main international airport at Rio de Janeiro (GIG). Connecting flights can then be taken to Recife (REC) International Airport which also has some flights from outside Brazil. From there it is a two hour drive to Paraiba, about 110km away.