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Praia de Pipa brazil

The moment you touch the sand at Pipa beach you know you are in a special place, with steep Neapolitan-colored cliffs in both directions, dolphins jumping at Praia dos Golfinos, and the wonderful cobble stone streets cross-hatched on the hillside. If you are planning a trip to the North East coast of Brazil (which then will hopefully include Jericoacoara and Canoa Quebrada), Praia de Pipa is not to be missed. Though it has a few close rivals, this is possibly our favorite beach town of all.

As we explored beyond the main beach, we were rewarded with the amazing view (seen above) down the coast. This is one of dozens of beaches comprising Pipa, each secluded in its own tall cliff cove.

 

Praia de Pipa shopping
Pipa is an nice blend of artisans, backpackers and honeymooners alike. You can stay in town for $30USD a night and dance all night to free music around town, or you can spend your days in the spa overlooking the magnificent cliffs and shopping along the cobble-stone streets.

 

Praia de Pipa rock formations
The rock formations were amazing at Pipa, especially when the three colors were so distinct, as seen here at Praia de Amor, with the black lava rock, white sandstone and the red-clay top layer.

 

Praia de Pipa overview
A view looking down to Pipa, a short hike from town. Like many of the beaches they can only be accessed during low tide, so get a jump on the day if you plan to explore.

 

Fishing boats in Praia de Pipa
Fishing boats line the coast of Brazil, and Pipa is no exception. Most of them don’t use motors and this one is no exception, you can see it’s powered by “100% Jesus!” You just can’t make this stuff up.

 

bay of dolphins in praia de pipa
Long arching coves make this region excellent for exploring. This cove is called Praia dos Golfinos, which means beach of the dolphins, and it did not disappoint, we saw numerous dolphins frolicking about.

 

Surfing in Praia de Pipa
The waves at Pipa were awesome in the morning at low tide. We rented some boards and got in a few hours. Anne caught her first true wave (not counting the ones she used to boogie board in California). As an added bonus some dolphins came by for a visit during our session.

 

Sand soccer, sand futebol in Praia de pipa
Some local kids getting in one last game of football on the sandbar before the sun retires for the day. One of our favorite times of day is the 30-40 minutes after sunset, the sky is even more beautiful than during sunset and the reflections are to-die-for.

Pipa was phenomenal—charming town, amazing food, great nightlife, and a never-ending supply of beaches to explore. If you are looking for a relaxing get-away on the coast of Brazil, make sure Pipa is on your short list.

  • http://twitter.com/soccertransfer1 soccertransfers.net

     Pipa looks like my kind of place.

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      oh yeah, Pipa was amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.j.mclean Brandon McLean

    Wow….now that is a sunset….

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      oh yeah bro!

  • JimSteere

    awesome guys~!  hey, we are off to Paris today … ttyl! 

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      watched along with your photos, there were awesome!

  • JimSteere

    I want to visit there .. where would we fly into?  How far from airport?

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      hmmmm….i think the nearest airport is probably Fortaleza. this place was amazing.

  • David Carillet

    It is additionally amusing that the “100% Jesus”, which is apparently an alternative fuel in Brazil, is used on a vessel that can travel on water.

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      ya know everything runs on “The Dues”!

  • pattiecolgan

    Really enjoying the pics and stories! 

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      thanks so much for following along Pattie, hearing your guys comments make it that much more special :)

  • LAspots

    You guys are really getting the hang of this tourist exploration and the colorful language along with some really better than postcard photos (for those of you who can remember postcards.) Hope Anne gets more chances to hang ten.

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      oh LAspots, always with the amazing comments :)

  • valcope

    The photos are GORGEOUS. I predict there’s a handsome coffee table photography book in your future. Bravo guys!
    VCC

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      thanks for the love Val!

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    And this is why Brasil is my favorite country in the world!

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      Brazil was so amazing, we AGREE!

  • ClaudineO

    Hey guys!  So enjoying following your adventures and soaking up the beautiful descriptions and shots.  Well done.  Rock on!

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      Claudine! thanks for following along (and taking the time to leave a comment here….it means more than most people think). glad you are liking the photos too….we are just getting rolling! more coming soon!

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