Where to go in North Eastern Brazil
List of regions
Lençóis de Maranhenses is a coastal national park located on the vast, windswept and empty coast of Maranhão state in North Eastern Brazil. Its powder white sands and undulating dunes are dotted with freshwater lakes that fill up during the rainy season.
Jericoacoara was once a sleepy fishing village surrounded by dunes and lagoons, where hippies would hangout for months at a time, enjoying the lazy coastal vibe. Nowadays its' a much more mainstream destination, attracting holidaymakers from Brazil's cities and overseas.
Fortaleza is a busy, modern city on the North Eastern Brazil coast, with broad boulevards and al fresco cafes amongst its sparkling tower buildings that overlook the ocean. There are popular urban beaches in the city, with sands suitable for sunbathing and beach volleyball, and a beachside promenad…
Wild and deserted beaches and rolling surf are the reasons that the seaside town of Natal features on many North Eastern Brazil travel itineraries - Natal's beaches are some of most popular in all Brazil. South from the town is the Rota do Sol - ‘Route of the Sun' - which runs alongside a golden co…
Fernando de Noronha remains one of Brazil's best-kept travel secrets - even though this archipelago of 21 volcanic islands in the Atlantic has been known about for more than 500 years. These dreamy and divine islands were first discovered by Amerigo Vespucci in 1503.
Visiting the twin towns of Recife and Olinda is an opportunity to experience the rich culture of Pernambuco state. Elegant colonial architecture, vibrant music and an absorbing arts scene make this one of Brazil's most interesting and diverse regions.
Bahia is northwest Brazil's largest state and reveals the country's African soul - in its music, spicy cuisine and candomblé religious rituals. It was here that samba, capoeira and Carnaval originated and there are few better places in Brazil to experience each of these.
Bahia has one of Brazil's longest and most spectacular stretches of coastline, lined with mile upon mile of white sand beaches. Bahia's beaches attracts fun-loving Brazilians and overseas tourists alike, though thanks to its size, it's easy to get away from you crowds should you so wish - to find s…