South shore of Joao Pessoa: viewpoints and cliffs

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by Vicente Paul By Vicente Paul

This page covers the viewpoints and cliffs... more beaches here:

PART I: JP until Coqueirinho | PART II: Tambaba until Barra do Abiai | PART III: Viewpoints and cliffs

Beaches of João Pessoa: Beaches of southern coast of Paraiba

Viewpoints | Finger of God | Canyons | Trails | Cliffs

The southern coast Beaches of João Pessoa (Costa do Conde)

The south coast of Paraiba is famous for the incredible beauty of its pristine beaches, each with its own beauty. Most of the trail is within an environmental protection area, the APA Tambaba, from the Tabatinga beach to the Barra do Graú (on the other side of the Tambaba beach). Colored sandy cliffs, the must-see viewpoints (access only via JEEP 4x4), mangroves and lush vegetation, form a unique combination.

The Viewpoints

Truly unmissable! The best known are the "Finger of God" and the "Castle of the Princess", but there are many other lookouts worthing a look... there are only accessible with a JEEP 4x4!

Barra of Gramame - Viewpoint

Barra of Gramame - Viewpoint

Barra of Gramame - Viewpoint

Barra of Gramame - Viewpoint

Beach of Tabatinga - Viewpoint

The castle of the princess

Viewpoint

Stairway - Viewpoint

Stairway - Viewpoint

Stairway - Viewpoint

Mirante

Mirante

Beach of Coqueirinho - Viewpoint

Beach of Coqueirinho - Viewpoint

The "Finger of God" Top of page

The most famous viewpoint (pay attention to the visiting hours, for security reasons). It has an amazing view on the beach of Tabatinga, and another stunning view on the smaller beach of Coqueirinho. Given the clean air, the purest of the Americas, you can see the towers of Joao Pessoa, tens of kilometers there! The sea is frequented by sea turtles...

Finger of God

Finger of God

Finger of God

Finger of God

Finger of God

Finger of God

Finger of God

Finger of God

Finger of God

Finger of God

The "Canyons" Top of page

There are several canyons, the most beautiful is reachable only by JEEP 4x4 when the tide is low; the largest being in Coqueirinho.
These colorful canyons (actually they are gullies), with amazing shapes, are caused by erosion from rains and global warming: the roots of weakened plants can no longer hold back the ground that collapses with rains...

All this red material reaches the sea, and accumulate itself behind the reef between Cabedelo and João Pessoa, forming the island "Areia Vermelha" (Red Sand).

Canyon of Coqueirinho

Canyon of Coqueirinho

Canyon of Coqueirinho

Castle of the princess - Coqueirinho

Canyon of Coqueirinho

Canyon of Coqueirinho

The Trails on the beaches Top of page

There are a number JEEP 4x4 trails reaching canyons, cliffs and lookouts not to be missed, with stretches on the beaches.

Trails

Trails

Trails

Trails

Cliffs of the APA Tambaba

Cliffs of the APA Tambaba

Between Coqueirinho and Tambaba

Ecological walks...

Between Coqueirinho and Tambaba

Beach of Arapuca

Portal da Jurema

The cliffs Top of page

The sandy cliffs are colored by various minerals, forming sculptures with the rain erosion.

Cliffs

Cliffs

Cliffs

PART I: JP until Coqueirinho | PART II: Tambaba until Barra do Abiai | PART III: Viewpoints and cliffs

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