Natural pools of turquoise water, steep cliffs and tropical forest, come and swim with turtles and dolphins on the paradise beaches of Pipa, only 10 hours flight from Paris!
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 in the Northeast of Brazil hides pristine beaches in exceptional landscapes. The village is well developed today, with lots of hotels including some of the best places in the Northeast and which we have selected for you. It is a holiday destination in Brazil known for its festive and relaxed atmosphere. It 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 groups 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 an 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 the 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 which is preserved by nature!
Listed among the top 10 most beautiful destinations along the Atlantic coast of Brazil, Pipa has a magnificent picture postcard landscape.
All began when the Portuguese settlers discovered this place while sailing along the Nordestine coast. They spotted a barrel shaped rock on the present day Dos Afogados beach now prized by surfers. A barrel is called a Pipa in Portuguese (in Brazil it means a kite) and that is how it found its name.
Over time, the settlers and their descendants settled in the area and established a small fishing village on the cliff top in the middle of the forest. But it is only from the 1980s that the beauty of this place and its waves started to attract the first surfers. Leading on from there, Pipa has become famous and today we find a beautiful holiday village that has kept its charm but has a wide choice of hotels to welcome travelers in 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 thick 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 contemplate, particularly from the jacuzzi or the private swimming pool of one of the very comfortable hotels we have selected for you, installed on the edge of the cliff, with an ocean view.
Green leisure pursuits, lesser known aspect of holidays in Pipa
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 because both under the water and on the ground, you will find a rare and always preserved environment.
Take a trip to the Praia do Madeiro, a conservation area and watch sea turtles swim underwater or during the nesting season for night time outings. Also join the Baia dos Golfinhos early in the morning to admire the dolphins swimming free 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, seaweeds and other shimmering shells. The powerful winds 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 destroyed to up to 95% and Pipa is one of the few places in Brazil where you can discover this tropical forest which survived the last glacial period.
Several trails will allow you to meet the emblematic species of the Northeast such as saguis (monkeys & cousins of the marmosets), iguanas, timbus (oppossums) and bem-te-vi (passerines).
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 seaside resort that wakes up at night
Once the sun sets, it’s food and party time. The village has a wide range of restaurants offering regional and international dishes.
You can taste fresh lobster, a delicious grilled pargo, a feijoada… or pizza, you are sure to find something you will enjoy !
The are several nightclubs and lots of bars with a local decor and lots of music in the heart of this village well known in the region for its nightlife. However this nightlife doesn’t get in the way of those coming here for a relaxed and quiet vacation. You will be lost in the choice of where to have a quiet drink on a terrace in the evening or go dancing until dawn to the sound of forro or samba and other regional or international music !
Detailed Program of Pipa Beach Tour
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 the 100kms, you will discover the countryside of Rio grande do Norte on the way to the village. It takes between 1hr and 1hr30 depending on the traffic. This will be a first glimpse of the local ecosystem between Caatinga and Mata Atlantica and also a 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 enthusiastic, you can get up early 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.
If you are tired you can spend the day relaxing in the pool or 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 when you send your request for a quote or chose your activities once you arrive.
Night in your chosen hotel.
Day3 : Pipa/Natal/ out
After a Brazilian buffet breakfast at your hotel you will check out before midday.
Depending on your flight time of about 4hrs. A private vehicle will take you to the airport.
At the airport the vehicle will drop you off and leave you to register your luggage.
End of our services.
Accommodation in Pipa
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 very nice services combined with an original decoration, combining 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 your pleasure
The Resort :
On the highest point of the cliff with a 270 ° view, surrounded by a large garden and 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 to be discovered for a long stay, for families or with friends thanks to the configuration of several rooms proposed per house in this Resort.
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 and so very quiet. It is a charming luxurious establishment with a very large private garden that is 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.