Beaches are with no doubt the most well known and popular diversity of Brazil. Some say that the most beautiful beaches are located in the northeastern part of Brazil, other prefer the waters of Southern coast. After all, the basic rule is that the whole eastern coastline is full of beautiful beaches and and finding a favourite depends on your personal preferences. Therefore we are not going to tell you where to find the most beautiful beaches, just sharing our experiences with you.
In the northest part of Brazilian coast, in such states as Amapa, Pará and Maranhão, you will find many areas where the waters of the rivers meet the sea. Due to this mixture the color of the sea in these areas is not as blue as in another areas. However paradise destination such as Ilha do Algodoal and Ilha do Marajó, both in the state of Pará, can be found in these parts of the country. A number of river beaches can also be found in the states with rainforest areas, probably the most well known of them is the beach of Alter do Chão (Pará), which was recently chosen among the most beautiful beaches of the word by La Guardian.
June and July will have heavy rain showers in the northeastern coast, though there are some raither drier states like Ceará and Rio Grande do Norte, dominated by the dunes. In Ceára and Maranhão you will be able to enjoy heavy winds as well, making these destinations ideal for watersports, such as surfing, wind surf and kite surf. Just to name few of them you will find for example Jericoacoara and Canoa Quebrada in Ceará. From the states of Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco and Alagoas you will find a number of beaches dominated by the coral reefs. In these areas the waters are calm and clear making it easy to snorkel around and observe the richness of the sea life. Some of the most popular of them are Porto de Galinhas in Pernambuco and Pipa in Rio Grande de Norte. The most famous snorkeling and diving destination in Brazil is with no doubt the island of Fernando de Noronha (Pernambuco), located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 500 km from the continent at the level of Rio Grande do Norte.
The coast of Bahia is full of breathtaking beaches, such as Mangue Seco, Praia do Forte, Morro de São Paulo (island), Boipeba (island), Caraiva, Arraial d’Ajuda, Trancoso, Maraú, Barra Grande, Ilheus, Itacare, just to mention few of them. After having visited the endless number of beautiful bahian beaches, it’s easy to understand why is Brazilian state is one of the leading tourism destinations of the country. When travelling to north or northeastern Brazil, it’s good to remember that the rainy season is from January till March/April (north) or from the end of April till August (northeast) depending on the destination.
The southeastern part of the country enjoys also a number of beautiful beaches. There is no need to mention the world famous urban beaches of Rio de Janeiro, but surely it’s important to remember that there are much to be found in the southern states as well. An escape from the urban life can be done by visiting the popular beaches of picturesque Búzios or hideaway paradise Ilha Grande in Rio de Janeiro. The state of São Paulo offers hidden treasures such as the beaches of Ubatuba in the northern part of the state. The southest part of Brazil has a limited climate, but during the summer time the real pearl of southern Brazil, Florianopolis and surrounding beaches such as Barra da Lagoa and Praia do Campeche can be discovered.