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1. Posted by gemstar (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Hi,
I am planning on entering Brazil from Venezuala and spending a month travelling down the North east coast to until we get to Salvador for Carnaval. We will start off at Belem and work our way down by bus. I know it is a long way so we need a few places to stop off to break up the jouney! I am definitly going to go to Fortaleza and Jeri, can anyone offer any further advice on places we should see? Any help greatly appreciated!
Thanks.

2. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

There's a national park just Northeast of Belem Lencois maranhenses

Don't get stuck in Jerri too long!

Theres plenty of sand dunes around Fortaleza and good days out, The Porto do galinhas just north of Recife is also a great place, really good seafood! and mostly locals over tourists...

Make a visit to Olinda too, really nice place, v.chilled!

Good luck and you will have a fabulous time!

m

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 5, 2006, at 12:03 PM by mim ]

3. Posted by MilyP (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

I recommend Pipa a few hours south of Natal. Great beaches and lots of dolphins you can swim out to from the beach. The town itself is nice too with lots of bars shops and restaurants.

Olinda is lovely too - definely go there

4. Posted by Tonytravel (Full Member 87 posts) 9y

I can add a few fabulous places:
- Travelling south from Fortaleza you can stop at Canoa Quebrada, wonderful beaches and lively nightlife too.
- Between Natal and Recife, try to stop by at João Pessoa.
- Maceio is a place I adore, check it out if you can.
- I wouldn't miss Praia do Forte if I were you, it's in Bahia, 90 km before getting to Salvador. Look into the Tamar Project, marine turtles protection.
Those are on the road. If you can get off the track and catch a boat, make it to Fernando de Noronha.
Hope it helped! Boa Viagem

5. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

Quoting Tonytravel

I can add a few fabulous places:
- Travelling south from Fortaleza you can stop at Canoa Quebrada, wonderful beaches and lively nightlife too.
- Between Natal and Recife, try to stop by at João Pessoa.
- Maceio is a place I adore, check it out if you can.
- I wouldn't miss Praia do Forte if I were you, it's in Bahia, 90 km before getting to Salvador. Look into the Tamar Project, marine turtles protection.
Those are on the road. If you can get off the track and catch a boat, make it to Fernando de Noronha.
Hope it helped! Boa Viagem

Heard great things about all of these places
Fernando de noronha is v.expensive trip bear in mind but supposed to be fantastic!

I'm suprised you liked Maceio so much, I just thought it was the place where rich Brazilians went for their plastic surgery, bit of a buzz on the beaches but not that clean and not an amazing amount to see... but each to their own!!

6. Posted by Tonytravel (Full Member 87 posts) 9y

I'm suprised you liked Maceio so much, I just thought it was the place where rich Brazilians went for their plastic surgery, bit of a buzz on the beaches but not that clean and not an amazing amount to see

Well, it's the first time I hear such a comment about Maceió. I don't know where you stayed or what beaches you visited, may be Praia da Avenida o do Sobral, which are next to the port therefore really poluted. And, for what I know, "rich" Brazilians prefer other places (e.g. Fernando de Noronha, Angra dos Reis).
I think Praia de Ponta Verde and Praia do Francês are amazing, their natural pools are worth to visit. You can also go by boat to beatiful rivers, lagoons, coral reefs. I personally like diving, another reason why I do like Maceió very much.

7. Posted by Alfa75 (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

I will go to Maceio 21 december, and are already looking forward to it.

8. Posted by ben78 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Brillaint! Thanks for all you help. Can't wait to go! Gemstar x

9. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 9y

From Recife you can take a plane and go to Fernando de Noronha Island. It's my favourite place. It's not cheap to go, but it is worthed.

Enjoy.

Aline

10. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 9y

You can take a plane to fernando de Noronha from Natal too.