Tour to Areia Vermelha |Cabedelo
The Urban North coast is one of the MOST CLASSIC tours of João Pessoa!
Areia Vermelha is part of the tour Urban north coast, together with Fort Santa Catarina, and the Sunset on Jacaré beach.
- HOW DOES IT WORKS and the info to BOOK;
- the TOURS and the PRICES;
- the detail of the BEACHES (in the end)
Tour on the north coast of João Pessoa
The Coastline of João Pessoa to the Fort of Santa Catarina in Cabedelo, with the island "Red Sand" (Areia Vermelha), island of sand that accumulates behind the reef barrier, and the sunset on the Alligator Beach (do Jacaré), going through beaches of Bessa, Intermares, Poço and Formosa...
See the sunset on our Blog Sunset on the Alligator beach
The Red Sand island consists of a sandbar stuck behind the reef, and is located about 800 meters from the coast, halfway between Joao Pessoa and the end of Cabedelo.
The color orange is due to coastal erosion processes from the south by the rains that throw to the sea, a red dye, brought north by ocean currents. This sandbar goes above sea level when the tide is low.
The Fort St. Catherine located at the tip of Cabedelo was built in 1589 by the Dutch to defend the entrance of the river Paraiba, only entrance to the city of João Pessoa (then called "Our Lady of the Snows").
Along with the fort St. Anthony on the other side (which no longer exists), and a battery of guns on the island of restinga in the middle of the river.
The visit of the Fort of Santa Catarina tells all the history of the place, from the meeting with the Indians until whaling in the 1980s.
The sunset on the Alligator Beach, besides the spectacle of Jurandir playing Ravel's Bolero when the sun sets on the horizon, is the opportunity to meet the best crafts in the region.
If you watch the sunset on a catamaran, you will also have dances typical of the region with Lampion and Maria Bonita, and a turn on the river with all the explanations on this tradition...