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The northeast of Brazil, from the state of Bahia to the state of Ceará, boasts a stunning and varied coastline of palm fringed deserted beaches, reef pools, mangrove swamps and busy little fishing towns.

Some of Brazil’s most exclusive beach retreats can be found on this stretch of coast as well as a handful of wonderful small, locally run pousadas that are ideal for those with their own vehicle looking to explore the area at their leisure.

Although the southern parts of this coastline do have a rainy season it’s more than manageable with a well-timed afternoon nap, whilst further north there are over 300 days of sunshine on average each year making it a fantastic destination to visit year round.

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Places to visit in the Northeast Coast

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting the Northeast Coast, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring the Northeast Coast

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Northeast Coast, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of the Northeast Coast

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around the Northeast Coast

    Accommodation choices for the Northeast Coast

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Northeast Coast. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Toca da Coruja, Pipa

      Toca da Coruja

      First Class

      An exquisite hotel, with wonderful attention to detail and beautiful gardens.

    • Pousada Naquela, Jericoacoara

      Pousada Naquela


      Pousada Naquela is a charming and simple property with a great outdoor pool, hammocks and lots of attractive plants.

    • Praiagogi, Praiagogi

      Pousada Praiagogi


      Praiagogi is a lovely little pousada run by a very friendly and extremely welcoming couple.

    • Manary Praia Hotel, Natal

      Manary Praia Hotel

      First Class

      The charming Manary Praia Hotel is situated close to the center of Natal on the seafront of Ponta Negra beach. Easily the best option in Natal, it is perfect for a bit of rest and relaxation.

    • Superior (Bungalow), Casa Acayu

      Casa Acayu

      First Class

      Casa Acayu is a quiet retreat approximately 100 km (62 miles) from the town of Maceio, and 180 km (111 miles) from Recife.

    • Marajo Villa, Kenoa Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort, Barra de Sao Miguel


      First Class

      Only an hour’s drive from Maceio airport in north-east Brazil, Kenoa Resort is a beach front, design hotel located in a spot that offers year round summer temperatures.

    • Pousada do Amparo, Olinda

      Pousada Do Amparo


      The Amparo is a beautifully decorated traditional pousada in the center of Olinda.

    • Pousada Quatro Cantos, Olinda

      Pousada Quatro Cantos


      This charming 120 year old house provides an ideal location for exploring Olinda and claims to be the first pousada in Brazil, having opened 25 years ago.

    • Hotel 7 Colinas, Olinda

      Hotel 7 Colinas


      The hotel is located in the heart of the colonial town of Olinda and is set in lush green gardens full of fruit trees and coconut palms.