11 days in State of Paraiba, State of Pernambuco & State of Alagoas Itinerary

11 days in State of Paraiba, State of Pernambuco & State of Alagoas Itinerary

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Joao Pessoa
— 1 night
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
Barra de Sao Miguel
— 1 night
Sao Miguel dos Milagres
— 5 nights


Joao Pessoa

— 1 night

City Where the Sun Rises First

Situated at the very eastern tip of the Americas, Joao Pessoa is indeed, as its nickname suggests, "the city where the sun rises first." Known for its exceptional integration with nature, the city ranks as the greenest capital in Brazil, with countless parks and even an Atlantic rainforest reserve within its bounds.
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Sao Paulo to Joao Pessoa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in January since evenings lows in Joao Pessoa dip to 27°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Joao Pessoa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nightlife
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Porto de Galinhas

— 3 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Take a break from Porto de Galinhas with a short trip to Ricardo Brennand Institute in Recife, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Muro Alto Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Cupe beach.

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Traveling by flight from Joao Pessoa to Porto de Galinhas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Porto de Galinhas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barra de Sao Miguel.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Barra de Sao Miguel

— 1 night
In a typically tropical climate, with few highs and lows and a refreshing wind blowing in from the Atlantic, a Barra de Sao Miguel holiday primarily takes place outside.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Frances Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Gunga.

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You can drive from Porto de Galinhas to Barra de Sao Miguel in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Porto de Galinhas in January since evenings lows in Barra de Sao Miguel dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sao Miguel dos Milagres.

Things to do in Barra de Sao Miguel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Sao Miguel dos Milagres

— 5 nights
A tranquil enclave of the Coral Coast, Sao Miguel Milagres offers postcard-worthy scenes of white sand, swaying palm trees, and clear waters.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Miguel dos Milagres: Maragogi (Gales de Maragogi & Antunes Beach), Paripueira Beach (in Paripueira) and Japaratinga Beach (in Japaratinga). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riacho Beach, and make a trip to Piscina Natural de São Miguel dos Milagres.

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Drive from Barra de Sao Miguel to Sao Miguel dos Milagres in 2.5 hours. January in Sao Miguel dos Milagres sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sao Miguel dos Milagres

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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State of Paraiba travel guide

Beaches · Churches · Art Museums
Mostly agricultural, State of Paraiba remains largely undiscovered by foreign visitors despite its short but well-developed coastline and intriguing interior of cattle ranches and archaeological sites. Most State of Paraiba itineraries include a visit to Ponta do Seixas, the easternmost point of the continent that's geographically closer to Africa than south Brazil. In addition to lazing away on one of many sun-kissed beaches, a State of Paraiba vacation usually involves sightseeing in state capital Joao Pessoa, one of the oldest cities in Brazil known for its modern skyline and several clusters of restored colonial architecture.

State of Pernambuco travel guide

Beaches · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Home to a World Heritage-listed city that's considered one of the oldest European settlements on the continent, State of Pernambuco manages to preserve much of its colonial architecture and atmosphere despite modern developments. Big urban centers contain the majority of State of Pernambuco tourist attractions, which include landmark churches built in the early 16th century. A melting pot of African, European, and indigenous cultures, the region boasts a varied musical scene, drawing travelers interested in taking culturally enriching holidays in State of Pernambuco. Away from its major urban centers, the region boasts a relatively short but appealing coastline dotted with sandy beaches and lapped by surfing waves.

State of Alagoas travel guide

Beaches · Reefs · Bodies of Water
Land of the Marshals
Nicknamed "Land of the Marshals" as the birthplace of the country's first two presidents, State of Alagoas makes most of its money from cattle ranching and the production and processing of sugarcane and coconuts. Overlooked by foreign visitors, the region remains largely agricultural in nature and features a relatively short coastline, at least by Brazilian standards. Despite or because of this, a vacation in State of Alagoas rewards visitors with countless chances to get a feel of the "real" Brazil, away from big crowds and modern resorts. Small history-soaked towns and quaint fishing villages top most State of Alagoas itineraries, offering plenty of opportunities to swim, sail, dive, sightsee, eat, and shop undisturbed by throngs of tourists.