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Joao Pessoa

  • General information

    Official language: Portuguese
    Time zone: UTC -3
    Currency: Brazilian real (BRL)

  • The gate to the sun

    The city lies on a peninsula the most forward to the east in South America. Because of that location, it is nicknamed the gate to the sun, as sun rises there the earliest on the whole continent.

  • Sightseeing by bike

    Instead of public transportation or walk, in João Pessoa you can choose bike. The city, as the third one in the country, offers renting of bikes in a few spots in the city’s centre.

  • A turtle’s house

    On beaches located in João Pessoa turtles are setting up their nests. If you have always wanted to observe how their little ones are hatching – that spot recommends itself for a trip!

What’s worth seeing in João Pessoa?

João Pessoa – the capital and business heart of the state Paraíba, located on the northern-eastern shore. It has everything you can except – a tiny old town, fantastic beaches and even its own island.

João Pessoa is the third oldest capital of state in Brazil, it is also considered to be the most green city in the country thanks to a park of 515 hectares located in the very centre - Jardim Botânico Benjamim Maranhão. The city was also qualified as one of the best and most friendly place to spend retirement.
 
The city is calm and clean, spend a day resting on one of its beaches. Most of them are characterized with white sand and heavenly blue water. Which beach to choose? Among many places it is worth to mention Tambaú, situated in a district of the same name, Cabo Branco, which takes its name from a street by which it is located or the beach Bessa, stretching along Av. Arthur Monteiro de Paiva and Av. Gov. Argemiro de Figueiredo.

Are you interested in tasting a bit of nightlife in Brazil? In João Pessoa residents recommend a bar
Cervejaria Devassa Joao Pessoa at Rua Professora Maria Sales 261, because of its vast choice of good beers, snacks and great ambience. If you are a fan of beer or simply don’t want to sit in a hotel in the evenings, make sure to visit that place.

Hungry? Great, if you are looking for elegant restaurants, we have two proposal for you. First one -
Nau Frutos do Mar by Rua Lupercio Branco 130 – specializes, as the name suggest, in seafood and also in the Brazilian cuisine. The other one worth visiting is Adega do Alfredo at Rua Coracao de Jesus, where you can also try Brazilian food, as well as Mediterranean one. If you care about eating fast but tasty at the same time – step by Empadinhas Barnabe at Rua Juvenal Mario da Silva 670, where typical snacks for that region are served.

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