Pipa (Brazil)

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Pipa Beach (Praia de Pipa in Portuguese) is one of the most famous beaches of Brazil. It is located next to the city of Natal, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. More precisely, it is located in the municipality of Tibau do Sul, exactly 84 kilometres from the capital. The beach town is situated in the biggest ecological sanctuary in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, chosen by “Guia 4 Rodas” (the most respected travel book in Brazil) as one of the ten most beautiful beaches in Brazil, Pipa became famous in the 1980’s thanks to the surfers who discovered its delights.



Sights and Activities

Home to dolphins and sea turtles, there are many things to do in this beautiful beachtown! Even on arrival, from the road you are bewitched by beaches with clear, warm waters, immense coconut palms plantations, natural pools and viewpoints, impressive cliffs, some still covered by Atlantic Forest, white sand dunes, coves and precipices.

Still, the in-crowd say Pipa is best at night… there’s always something going on!



Getting There

It is really easy to get to Praia da Pipa, as it is a famous destination for tourists from all over the world!

By Plane

The closest airport is in Natal, city in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. From there, get a taxi or bus to Praia da Pipa.

By Car

To get to Pipa by car, you have three options, depending on your starting point. Leaving from Natal via BR-101 south, by dune buggy via the coast, or leaving from Joao Pessoa via BR-101 north.

By Bus

Take the van "praia de Pipa" from Natal city centre and get off at centre of Pipa town. there are also buses leaving from Natal main bus station to Pipa run by company "Oceano". But if you are coming by bus from any other city in Brazil, you need to take a bus to Natal first.



Getting Around

By Car

There are car rental places in town, and renting a car could be useful if you want to get around tothe other beaches.

By Public Transport

There are vans and minibuses running from Natal and from Goianinha every 10 minutes that can get you to most beaches and towns around.

By Foot

It is a pretty small town, everyone gets around mostly by foot. the beach is very close to town and most of the hotels are very close.

By Bike

easy. there is bike rental and you can get to the other beaches easily.




Food is another big attraction to this charming cosmopolitan beach town! there are many restaurants that can offer from gorgeous regional/Brazilian food to fine international cousine.




With many bars and clubs open every night in high season, places to drink and people to meet is nothing diffucult to find at all in this party place.



Keep Connected


There is wi-fi in many restaurants and bars, and also internet cafes in town.


See also International Telephone Calls

There are many public telephones.


There is a post office in town centre.


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