Natural pools of turquoise water, steep cliffs and tropical forest, come and swim with turtles and dolphins on the heavenly Pipa beach.
Located on the Rio Grande do Norte coastline, perched on a cliff and overlooking the turquoise colored ocean, Pipa is the perfect destination for nature loving travelers.
Still a typical Brazilian fishing village a few years ago, this seaside resort on the Natal to Fortaleza travel route hides pristine beaches in exceptional landscapes. The village is well developed today, with lots of hotels, including some of the finest accommodation in the Northeast, which we have selected for you. It is a holiday destination in Brazil known for its festive and relaxed atmosphere. Pipa beach is for all types of travelers coming to have fun or just to relax and unwind during their stay.
Boasting an exceptionally well-preserved natural setting, Pipa is one of the few spots on the Brazilian coast where you can still see pods of dolphins that come close to shore, a magical and captivating sight. One of the highlights of this destination is the enhancement of its heritage through the ecological awareness of its visitors. There are excursions into the surrounding nature, snorkeling to discover the marine life and lots of activities to help you explore the natural local treasures. Last but not least, the area is perfect for surfers with virtually deserted beaches towards Tibau do Sul, but also for kite surfers with a great spot at Barra do Cunhau.
All these qualities make this Northeastern beach a particularly interesting destination for families with children, but also for couples and groups of friends looking for a mixture of discovery, fun and entertainment.
In our Pipa package
Charming luxury pousadas
Perfect beaches for relaxing, ecotourism and sports
An animated nightlife
The Pipa Beach Tour Package Includes:
- 1 private transfer from Natal international airport to Pipa
- 2 nights in a hotel with a double room.
- 1 private transfer from Pipa to the international airport of Natal.
Pipa Beach, a paradise preserved by nature!
Listed among the top 10 most beautiful destinations along the Atlantic coast of Brazil, Pipa has a magnificent “picture postcard” landscape.
It all began when the Portuguese settlers discovered this place while sailing along the “Nordeste” coast. They spotted a barrel shaped rock on the present day “Dos Afogados beach,” now adored by surfers. A barrel is called a “Pipa” in Portuguese (in Brazilian Portuguese it means a kite) and that is how it was named.
Over time, the colonizers and their descendants settled in the area and established a small fishing village on the cliff top in the middle of the forest. It was only from the 1980’s that the beauty of this place and its perfect waves started to attract the first surfers. From then, Pipa has become more and more famous and today we find a beautiful holiday village that has retained its charm. It now has a wide choice of hotels to welcome travelers to this splendid natural setting.
Relax in this small world ideal for sunbathing and swimming in the sea, thanks to the curved cliffs that protect the beach from the strong ocean currents. Its long white stretches of fine sand are bordered by dense coconut plantations and high cliffs covered with greenery, while its natural pools welcome the clear waters of the open sea. A superb panorama that we suggest you enjoy, from the jacuzzi or the private swimming pool of one of the very comfortable hotels we have selected for you, located on the edge of the cliffs.
Green leisure pursuits at Pipa beach
Although only 1 hour from Natal and its international airport (about 85km), the resort’s location in the most important nature reserve of Rio Grande do Norte offers many opportunities for green leisure activities.
If you are a nature lover, you will be delighted to know that both under the water and on the ground, you will find a rare and conserved natural environment.
Take a trip to the Praia do Madeiro, a conservation area where you can watch sea turtles swim underwater or go during the nesting season for night time outings. Also join the Baia dos Golfinhos early in the morning to admire the dolphins swimming freely just a few hundred meters from the shore.
At low tide, you will discover small pools of crystal clear waters that are formed in several places in the surrounding reefs. With a mask and a snorkel, you can discover the fascinating underwater world of fish, seaweed and other shimmering shells. The powerful wind and waves of Praia do Amor also make the resort a renowned spot for surfers and kite surfers of all levels.
Also, plan a hike in one of the world’s oldest preserved jungles, the “Mata Atlantica“. This tropical forest that originally covered virtually the entire Brazilian coastline has been 95% destroyed and Pipa is one of the few places in Brazil where you can explore a forest which survived the last glacial period.
Several trails will allow you to meet the emblematic species of the Northeast such as callithrix, iguanas, opossums and great kiskadee.
It’s an ideal opportunity to learn more about the local ecosystem and discover a totally different and very diverse landscape. A real show of nature, for both children and adults.
A quiet seaside resort that wakes up at night!
Once the sun sets, it’s good food and party time! The village has a wide range of restaurants offering regional and international dishes.
You can feast on fresh lobster, delicious grilled pargo, feijoada… or pizza, you are sure to find something you will enjoy !
The are several nightclubs and lots of bars with welcoming local decor. You will hear local and international music in the heart of a village well known for its nightlife. Note that Pipa is not a wild party location, the nightlife here does not interfere with the relaxing atmosphere, rather it compliments it. You will be spoilt for choice, have a quiet drink on a terrace in the evening or go dancing until dawn!
Pipa Beach – Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Natal In/Pipa
On arrival at Natal airport, you will collect your luggage and meet a driver and vehicle to take you to Pipa village.
During this trip of 100kms, you will see the countryside of Rio Grande do Norte. It takes between 1hr and 1hr30 to reach the village. Catch a first glimpse of the local ecosystem between Caatinga and Mata Atlantica and also take your first look at the local way of life.
On arrival you can check-in at your hotel (a pre-check-in will have already been done by our team to speed up the process).
Night at your hotel
Day 2 : Pipa
If you are an early riser, take advantage and watch the dolphins swimming and jumping only a few metres from the shore.
You will then have a buffet breakfast in your hotel restaurant before spending the rest of the day as you wish.
There are a multitude of choices available for you to make the most of Pipa.
Spend the day relaxing in the pool, sunbathing on the beach or lounging in a hammock with a good book. All good options for unwinding and enjoying your surroundings !
Water sports enthusiasts can go for a surf or kite-surf lesson. There are more simple leisure activities such as snorkeling with flippers in the rock pools left at low tide, or a walk in the nearby forest to discover the wonders of this extraordinary ecosystem.
To do all these activities, you can either ask us or chose your activities once you arrive.
Night in your chosen hotel.
Pipa Beach – Accommodation
Hotel & Resort Sombra e Agua Fresca. (standard & superior)
Standing on the cliff, facing the ocean, the Sombra e Agua Fresca Hotel & Resort is divided into 2 parts, a hotel offering rooms and a resort.
The Hotel :
It has 25 very nice rooms facing the ocean or with a personal garden, all equipped with saunas and jacuzzis and some with private pools. There are 6 categories of service, combined with unique decoration; a mix of local and oriental inspirations that give pride of place to wooden furnishings and regional art. Imagine a glass of champagne in your hand, comfortably seated in your jacuzzi watching the sun set over the ocean … An establishment particularly suitable for a romantic stay or simply for pleasure.
The Resort :
On the highest point of the cliff with a 270 ° view, surrounded by a large garden with a pool and wet bar, there are 10 excellently decorated houses awaiting you. Equipped with saunas, jacuzzis and / or private pools (according to the category), these houses welcome you in the utmost comfort and with a warm atmosphere for a few days in this ecological sanctuary. An ideal place for a longer stay, for families or with friends due to there being several rooms in each house.
Hotel Toca da Coruja (superior)
The pousada Toca da Coruja is one of the finest places in Pipa, but a little out of the village centre, so very quiet. It is a charming and luxurious establishment with a very large private garden; a calm oasis. The luxury bungalows are 130m² in size and their romantic decor is really magnificent and worth a visit. The common areas are also very stylish and comfortable with a large area of 60m2.
Two important points: Children under 12 years old are not accepted, and the hotel doesn’t have direct access or a view of the sea.
This luxury hotel is perfect for honeymooners or those looking for a very quiet and comfortable stay.