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PIPA

Paradise for dolphins and turtles, the village of Pipa is part of the district of Tibau do Sul, an indigenous name that means “between two waters” (the Guaraíras Lagoon on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other).

From “Orotapiry” – “the village of the white man” in Tupi to “Itacoatiara” – “the big yellow rock” and “the tip of the green cape” due to the panorama over the forest seen by the sailors at sea, the city was finally called Pipa (barrel) because the “rock of the kid” (which can be seen from the farthest point of the Praia do Amor (The Love Beach) that looks like a barrel of wine or rum. It seems that this stone caught the attention of adventurers and tourists from all over the world, since the time when pirates of all nationalities arrived at the coast in search of famous pau-Brasil.

But today Pipa is quite different; The surfers have rediscovered Pipa and thanks to them, Pipa began to open up to the world. Now Pipa welcomes surfers and tourists from all over the world and from all social classes who meet the Fishermen and local residents. A mixture of colors and energy is what makes Pipa so charming.

BEACHES

The beaches of Pipa are exceptional. The Dolphins Bay (Baia/Praia dos Golfinhos) is regularly in the top 5 of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and South America.

Each beach has its own uniqueness and its appearance changes completely depending on the tide and time of year.

Praia do Madeiro

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GOOD SURF SCHOOLS. SOME NICE BEACH RESTAURANTS. CLIFFS COVERED WITH VEGETATION, GREAT BEACH, GREAT SUNLIGHT FROM BEGINNING UNTIL THE END OF THE DAY. FAMILIES LOVE IT! TO GET THERE : CITY VAN, TAXI (5MN), OR WALKING THROUGH BAIA DOS GOLFINHOS WHEN LOW TIDE.

Praia dos Golfinhos

FEW WAVES, MAGNIFICENT, LESS PEOPLE THAN IN OTHER BEACHES, PARADISE OF DOLPHINS, GREAT FOR SWIMMING. ACCESS : ONLY A LOW TIDE FROM CENTRAL BEACH (PRAIA CENTRAL)

Praia Central

VERY LOCAL, POPULAR, WITH RESTAUTANTES OF ALL KINDS, GREAT BEACH TO SURF IN LOW TIDE. A FAVORITE!

Praia do Amor

IDEAL FOR SHORTBOARD SURFING. GREAT NATURAL POOLS WHEN LOW TIDE.

BEACHES

PRAIA DO MADEIRO
GOOD SURF SCHOOLS. SOME NICE BEACH RESTAURANTS. CLIFFS COVERED WITH VEGETATION, GREAT BEACH, GREAT SUNLIGHT FROM BEGINNING UNTIL THE END OF THE DAY. FAMILIES LOVE IT! TO GET THERE : CITY VAN, TAXI (5MN), OR WALKING THROUGH BAIA DOS GOLFINHOS WHEN LOW TIDE.
PRAIA DOS GOLFINHOS
FEW WAVES, MAGNIFICENT, LESS PEOPLE THAN IN OTHER BEACHES, PARADISE OF DOLPHINS, GREAT FOR SWIMMING. ACCESS : ONLY A LOW TIDE FROM CENTRAL BEACH (PRAIA CENTRAL)
PRAIA CENTRAL
VERY LOCAL, POPULAR, WITH RESTAUTANTES OF ALL KINDS, GREAT BEACH TO SURF IN LOW TIDE. A FAVORITE!
PRAIA DO AMOR
IDEAL FOR SHORTBOARD SURFING. GREAT NATURAL POOLS WHEN LOW TIDE.

The beaches of Pipa are exceptional. The Dolphins Bay (Baïa/Praia dos Golfinhos) is regularly in the top 5 of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and South America.

Each beach has its own uniqueness and its appearance changes completely depending on the tide and time of year.

TOURS

We can organize any type of tour in the region for you. Whether it is near Pipa at the border of the state of Paraíba, or to Pedra da Boca (country side), or in Olinda near Recife. We work with the best agencies and professionals.

For instance, a buggy ride with Marco, Rodrigo or Cacau (Official buggy drivers). They live in Pipa and offer exceptional day trips to the south or north. The south tour is the best, ask them to take you to have a fish moqueca at the Sagi beach restaurant, the Ombak.

We can organize any type of tour in the region for you. Whether it is near Pipa at the border of the state of Paraíba, or to Pedra da Boca (country side), or in Olinda near Recife. We work with the best agencies and professionals.

For instance, a buggy ride with Marco, Rodrigo or Cacau (Official buggy drivers). They live in Pipa and offer exceptional day trips to the south or north. The south tour is the best, ask them to take you to have a fish moqueca at the Sagi beach restaurant, the Ombak.

SURF/KITESURF

Pipa is one of the paradises of Surf and Kitesurf in Brazil. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, there are options for all levels: short board or long board for surfing, in a perfect flat lagoon or in the middle of the waves for kite.

The Pousada Tartaruga has partnership with the best schools and professionals in the region. We propose all inclusive packages, “à la carte” for a few days or for an intensive week (or more).

We work in partnership with the “Sossego Surfcamp” school in particular. In Pipa and Tibau do Sul since 2001, it is known for its good reputation and professionalism. They have good material, good teachers, everything needed to make the most of the possibilities of water sports.

www.sossego-surfcamp.com

Pipa is one of the paradises of Surf and Kitesurf in Brazil. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, there are options for all levels: short board or long board for surfing, in a perfect flat lagoon or in the middle of the waves for kite.

The Pousada Tartaruga has partnership with the best schools and professionals in the region. We propose all inclusive packages, “à la carte” for a few days or for an intensive week (or more).

We work in partnership with the “Sossego Surfcamp” school in particular. In Pipa and Tibau do Sul since 2001, it is known for its good reputation and professionalism. They have good material, good teachers, everything needed to make the most of the possibilities of water sports.

www.sossego-surfcamp.com

SURF TIPS

  • The mouth of the lagoon (800m), over the sandbanks, an excellent place, but reserved for surfers who ride all the swells.
  • To the right of the mouth (300m) there is a reef that works with southeast swell, reserved for the experienced surfer, Boia: beach break that works with north, east and southeast swells.  
  • Cacimbinhas: Long Beach (4 km), beach break that works with swells from the North, East and Southeast.
  • Ponta do Madeiro: Spotlight World Class, walk in a long straight line with a North swell (November to March) better at low tide, the prevailing winds (S-E) are off the coast.
  • Lajão: Situated in front of the center of Pipa, has to paddle 300m into the reef, a long right that works with a North swell and a Southeast swell, right and left, works with high tide, protected by the winds.
  • Avocado: The right of Lajão, right reserved for experienced surfers, waves that break on the reef with little water, very dug and fast waves.
  • Sororoca: Reef in high tide, the waves are formed thanks to the North and Southeast current, they grow very hollow and tubular.
  • Praia do Amor: Beach breack, which runs through the Southeast swell, on the right and left.
  • Lajinha: Spot Word Class, Reef Break, works for the East and Southeast swells, fast and hollow waves, tubular, little water, for experienced surfers.
  • The mouth of the lagoon (800m), over the sandbanks, an excellent place, but reserved for surfers who ride all the swells.
  • To the right of the mouth (300m) there is a reef that works with southeast swell, reserved for the experienced surfer, Boia: beach break that works with north, east and southeast swells.  
  • Cacimbinhas: Long Beach (4 km), beach break that works with swells from the North, East and Southeast.
  • Ponta do Madeiro: Spotlight World Class, walk in a long straight line with a North swell (November to March) better at low tide, the prevailing winds (S-E) are off the coast.
  • Lajão: Situated in front of the center of Pipa, has to paddle 300m into the reef, a long right that works with a North swell and a Southeast swell, right and left, works with high tide, protected by the winds.
  • Avocado: The right of Lajão, right reserved for experienced surfers, waves that break on the reef with little water, very dug and fast waves.
  • Sororoca: Reef in high tide, the waves are formed thanks to the North and Southeast current, they grow very hollow and tubular.
  • Praia do Amor: Beach breack, which runs through the Southeast swell, on the right and left.
  • Lajinha: Spot Word Class, Reef Break, works for the East and Southeast swells, fast and hollow waves, tubular, little water, for experienced surfers.

KITESURF TIPS

  • The Tibau do Sul lagoon (800m), ideal for beginners and intermediate. The mouth of the lagoon (300m), surfing with waves that break over the sandbanks, an excellent place for students who enjoy Kitesurfing.
  • To the left of the mouth (800m), 10 km of beach break, ideal for intermediate and for learning riding waves, excellent for downwind.
  • Cacimbinha: Cacimbinha: 4 km beach break, which works with swell from East and Southeast, there are 2 reefs with excellent waves.
  • Barra do Cunhaú: Barra do Cunhaú, an excellent location 30 minutes from Pipa, is a river with a flat side perfect for freestyle, and outside a sand bank with waves. This is the place for the world championship race.
  • The Tibau do Sul lagoon (800m), ideal for beginners and intermediate. The mouth of the lagoon (300m), surfing with waves that break over the sandbanks, an excellent place for students who enjoy Kitesurfing.
  • To the left of the mouth (800m), 10 km of beach break, ideal for intermediate and for learning riding waves, excellent for downwind.
  • Cacimbinha: Cacimbinha: 4 km beach break, which works with swell from East and Southeast, there are 2 reefs with excellent waves.
  • Barra do Cunhaú: Barra do Cunhaú, an excellent location 30 minutes from Pipa, is a river with a flat side perfect for freestyle, and outside a sand bank with waves. This is the place for the world championship race.

NIGHT LIFE

Pipa is a paradise for those who don’t want to do anything, for those who want to surf or Kitesurf, for those who want to discover nature, and also for those who want excellent cuisine and good places to party. The festive life is hectic all year round. The bars are very nice with different music depending on the day. There is live samba, reggae, salsa, rock, electronics, carnival, bossa and jazz festival…

The Pousada is near the center where everything happens but without the noise and madness.

Pipa is a paradise for those who don’t want to do anything, for those who want to surf or Kitesurf, for those who want to discover nature, and also for those who want excellent cuisine and good places to party. The festive life is hectic all year round. The bars are very nice with different music depending on the day. There is live samba, reggae, salsa, rock, electronics, carnival, bossa and jazz festival…

The Pousada is near the center where everything happens but without the noise and madness.

GASTRONOMY

In Pipa, there are some of the best restaurants in the Northeast of Brazil.

It has excellent Northeastern Brazilian, Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish food, but during the day it also has the “beach food” from beach vendors (Açaí, Oysters, cocadas, empanadas, fruit salads …) that is most of the time excellent.

In Pipa, there are some of the best restaurants in the Northeast of Brazil.

It has excellent Northeastern Brazilian, Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish food, but during the day it also has the “beach food” from beach vendors (Açaí, Oysters, cocadas, empanadas, fruit salads …) that is most of the time excellent.