The 10 Best Beaches In Brazil

The 10 Best Beaches In Brazil

From Jeri to Florianópolis, a guide to the “most beautiful” sands to start enjoying your next vacation and travel to Brazil with the best information.

The Best Beaches In Brazil


It is the capital of Alagoas, one of the most homogeneously beautiful states in Brazil. A stone’s throw from the city, from the beach of Pajuçara, the jangadas leave –kind of rafts with sails– that go to the natural pools.

To the south, fashionable beaches such as Gunga or Francês, and to the north, Barra de Santo Antonio (with the famous and attractive Praia do Carro Quebrado), São Miguel dos Milagres (with do Toque, Tatuamunha, Lage and Patacho) and the best-known Maragogi, with its neighbors Bitingui, Japaratinga, and Peroba, surrounded by coconut trees, right on the border with the state of Pernambuco.


It is one of the most beautiful in Brazil, popularized by those who installed the Outeiro das Brisas condominium. Today there are not only those that belong to the private complex but also those that have settled on the beach, by the sea: Enseada do Espelho, Pousada do Baiano, and Fazenda Calá, among others.

Very romantic and with sophisticated touches, they are generally unbalanced in the price-quality ratio. A good option is to stay further north, in Trancoso or Arraial d’Ajuda, and go for the day. Take into account, there are still no ATMs, public telephones, or stores in the area. The nearest airport is Porto Seguro. See the photo at the beginning of the note.

Porto Belo

At 12 km from Bombinhas, it is much less crowded than its famous neighbor. It has formidable beaches such as Caixa d’Aço and Estaleiro. The latter can only be reached on foot, and enclosed as it is between stones and hills, it is a guarantee of tranquility, accompanied by clear water and sand.

If you go in high season, don’t be fooled by the advertised excursion to Porto Belo Island and the Porto dos Piratas sauna (boat) rides: they are too hectic and include fake buccaneers and loud music.

In a calm plan, it is better to sign up for a caipirinha in the floating bars of Araçá, another friendly beach nearby.


Only in Floripa can the Miami-inspired phenomenon of Jurerê Internacional, its mansions and beach lounges, coexist with the wild beaches of Lagoinha de Leste, Saquinho, or Solidão. Only here does the large urbanization of Ingleses coincide with the Portuguese farmhouses – villas açorianas, actually – of Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Ribeirão da Ilha, where, by the way, the best oysters are eaten.

In Florianópolis, there is the surfing of Mozambique and Puerto Vallarta, the nightlife of Lagoa da Conceição, and the archaeological remains of the incredible island of Campeche, whose turquoise sea fights positions with the most precious one of the Northeast.

Ilha Grande

It is an island almost 32 km long by 14 km wide. To get there, travelers meet every morning in Vila de Abrão –where the inns are concentrated– and take one of the boats that leave for Pouso Beach. From there it’s 20 minutes to Lopes Mendes, and just after the climb up a narrow trail to go down a leafy hill, Santo Antonio. To return, it is necessary to pay attention to the time. The boats have a fixed schedule and the last one leaves at about 5:30 p.m.

There are other classic tours, to different beaches: to the green Aventureiros and Parnaioca (one of the most remote exits), Lagoa Azul, Lagoa Verde, and Japariz. Less frequent are the excursions to Cachadazo or Dois Rios, and even less the complete tour of the island, which requires an armed group to apportion the cost.

Fernando De Noronha

Difficult to know where it is prettier: above or below the water. Mecca for diving and also for honeymooners and nature lovers, Noronha is an archipelago that boasts of having the most beautiful –and coveted– beaches in Brazil. Arriving and staying are expensive. You can only arrive by plane (from Natal or Recife) and since it is a National Marine Park, there is an environmental preservation fee whose amount becomes more expensive as the stay is prolonged.

The cheap inns start at much higher values ​​than those on the mainland, and the luxury ones have astronomical prices. However, the color of the water and the view of the Dois Irmãos hills and Bahía do Sancho justify any investment.


It is no longer the secret it was ten years ago, but its geography of rocky peninsulas covered in Atlantic forest that reach the sea has made Itacaré one of the best in Bahia.

The airport is Ilhéus, about 70 km away, and it is on the way to that city that the most beautiful beaches are found: Itacarezinho, Havaizinho, Engenhoca, Jeribucaçu, and Prainha, a delight for surfers. There are also large resorts such as Txai, Itacaré Ecoresort, and the Village, where the hotel is part of the Villas São José condominium. This combination of real estate initiative and tourism, which was already taking place in São Paulo and Rio, is also hitting the Brazilian beaches hard.


Legend has it that Jeri became famous when it was listed as one of the 10 best beaches in the world in The Washington Post. True or not, this resort with a difficult name and the same access, has been growing by leaps and bounds and while it is true that it retains its sandy streets, it is also true that there are people from São Paulo who go there for the day, just for the snobbish fact of saying ” I know Jeri.”

You can, in fact, arrive by plane, but almost everyone arrives first in Fortaleza and takes the bus (6 hours) to Jijoca to complete the last 20 km in jardiniere (a kind of open trailer dragged through the dunes by a large tractor). wheels). Jeri deserves a minimum of 3 days to get to know the town, its por-do-sol dune –where everyone-everyone watches the sunset– and the neighboring villages of Preá and Tatajuba.


It is distinguished from the others by its falésias –cliffs– of red sandstone, nor by its astral, its international “wave”. This small town 85 km from Natal has always enchanted tourists from all over the world. They seem to have persisted in keeping it–almost–as it was.

Anyway, the truth is that in Pipa there is both the pioneering Toca da Coruja, Roteiro do Charme established in 1991, and the new and sophisticated Kilombo Villas & Spa, on the nearby Sibaúma beach. And always, always, the bookshop of Cintia Junqueira, an ageless gauche who has the star map tattooed on her back and who rents or exchanges (does not sell) any of the 2000 books that she accumulated in her store.

Porto de Galinhas

Before you go, find out about the tide schedule: the lower it is, the better. If you go in high season, it is important to have a reservation in advance. The offer of establishments is enormous, but also the occupation. That is why the resorts strive to achieve the loyalty of their guests by dint of increasingly impressive pools. The sophisticated inns are on Praia do Cupe, while the center was left for small establishments, with less structure and closer to a large number of restaurants.

Those who feel the saudade of the fishing village that Galinhas used to be have turned their compass towards Carneiros. It is just there and still retains part of the original spirit of its neighbor.

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