Do You Prefer a Relaxing Beach Rather than an Intense Adventure? Check Out the 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Brazil!
Let’s Go to the Beach!
Let's face it: the beach is the best place for most of us to relax. While on vacation in Brazil, relaxing and enjoying the most beautiful beach panoramas sounds only too tempting. Brazilian beaches are as diverse as the preferences of the travelers who visit them - whether palm-fringed, Caribbean-style paradises or sandy beaches growing out of the rocks. Reefs for scuba-diving, waves for surfing, natural pools for splashing around, all this belongs to the repertoire of the most beautiful beaches of Brazil. Those drawn to more isolated and natural settings, as well as those who prefer robust beach infrastructure, will all find what they are looking for here. To narrow down your choices, we have chosen our personal top 10 beaches. However, the order is arbitrary. We don't like to choose one beach as number one over others, but rather want to highlight the variety of beaches in Brazil.
Cacimba do Padre - Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco
Cacimba do Padre, with its world-famous view of Morro Dois Irmaos (Hill of the Two Brothers), attracts surfers from all over the world between November and March. Perfect surfing conditions prevail during this period and are considered among the best in Brazil. For the rest of the year, the ocean remains calm and the endless sandy beach on Fernando de Noronha is perfect for sunbathing. By the way, the beach got its name from a prison chaplain—the island served as a prison camp for a long time—who discovered a source of natural drinking water here.
Praia dos Carneiros - Pernambuco
3.1 miles (5 kilometers) from the small village of Tamandaré lies Praia dos Carneiros. Named after the family, who owns the land, this beach idyll is lined by coconut palms stretching 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) and seems to have grown directly out of the wilderness. The ocean water is clean and warm. The beach is bordered by the mouth of the Rio Formoso and a reef of 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) length.
Canoa Quebrada - Ceará
Legend has it, that the canoe of a Portuguese conquistador broke on the rocky shore of Canoa Quebrada (Broken Canoe). Formerly a destination for backpackers only, this destination now has a respectable infrastructure. The beauty of the beaches, sand dunes and cliffs is preserved. With buggies or on horseback, excursions can be made to the dunes and the neighboring beaches. The hills of Canoa Quebrada are well known as a lookout point from which spectacular sunsets can be admired. Night owls make Broadway unsafe in the evening, as the main street of the village is called.
Itaúnas - Espírito Santo
Dunas de Itaúnas is a small beach village in the north of Espírito Santo, near the state’s border with Bahia. About 167 miles (270 kilometers) away from the capital Vitória, the village offers scenery of peace and quietness. A small church adorns the central square. Simple houses, rustic pousadas (inns), little car traffic and a delicious local cuisine complete the tranquil idyll. Not to be excluded, of course, is the wide and extensive sandy beach.
Praia dos Castelhanos - Ilhabela, São Paulo
A 13.6-mile-long (22 kilometers) road, connecting the west to the east of the island of Ilhabela and winding through the dense Atlantic Rainforest, leads to Praia dos Castelhanos. This beach stretches over a length of about 0.9 miles (1,500 meters) and offers the best conditions for surfing and canoeing. The ocean is home to a fascinating underwater world and is often contemplated for scuba-diving excursions.
Ipioca - Alagoas
Ipioca is located about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the lively capital of Alagoas, Maceió, where crystal clear and turquoise waters create a Caribbean atmosphere. This is just the right place for those, who are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and prefer to take it easy on the beach. The name comes from an indigenous language meaning "flat ground."
Praia do Rosa - Santa Catarina
Those who long for a sparsely populated beach in the middle of nature, should be directed to visit Praia do Rosa. Many aspects still take the mind back to the simple fishing village, that once existed here before the arrival of the first (surf) tourists in the seventies. The name comes from the Rosa family, the only inhabitants at the time when the first surfers arrived.
Baía do Sancho - Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco
Baía do Sancho is a beautiful postcard beach and one of the most popular scuba-diving destinations in Brazil. For this reason, it has now been awarded the title of "Best Beach" in the country by the magazine Viagem e Turismo.
Lopes Mendes - Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro
Ilha Grande has a lot to offer, not only for hiking enthusiasts. In the south of the island, there is Lopes Mendes beach, extending 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) with its very fine white sand that delights every sun worshipper. For decades, it has rightly been the most famous beach of Ilha Grande. The constantly churning ocean attracts many surfers. The shallowness of the water makes the sea almost transparent and develops remarkable hues of color.
Taipús de Fora - Bahia
The name “Taipús” comes from an indigenous language and means "rounded stones." Such compose the characteristics of the beach. Taipús de Fora is located on the Maraú peninsula and extends over 4.3 miles (7 kilometers). Gigantic coconut palms, coral reefs and light sand complete the landscape of this dream beach.
You will find yourself entranced in a reverie upon contemplating the beauty of these Brazilian beaches. Many travelers come to experience adventures in the Amazon or the Pantanal. But those who want to spend their time relaxing on a beach, will be in good hands with the Aventura do Brasil team.