"Relaxing and laidback Pipa" Top 5 Page for this destination Pipa by tere1

Pipa Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 143 photos

Pipa is a small village located about 85 km (1.30 hours )from Natal, the capital of the Rio Grande do Norte State. It seems it has been gaining fame over the years and today it's full of tourists , specially from Europe. Also, Portuguese people have chosen it as one of their favourite destinations in Brazil.

This was my 4th trip in Brazil and I must say I was a bit disappointed as I found Pipa very touristic, food wasn't as good as I had tasted in the rest of Brazil and the tariffs at the Pousadas were high compared to the prices in other places in Brazil. Anyway, it's a nice place to relax and have some sun.

There are many beautiful beaches just a short drive from the center, the Ponta do Madeiro, the Baia dos Golfinhos and the Praia do Amor are some of them. The beach in the village center is not so good.

The village itself is a large street, the Avenida Baia dos Golfinhos, with lots of small shops, restaurants and some Pousadas (inns). Everything is closed until the middle of the afternoon, when people are usually at the beach, but at night it's very cheerfull, people walking there, having dinner and shopping.

See more photos of Pipa and the surroundings in my travelogues

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful landscapes, warm weather and warm people
  • Cons:Too touristic already
  • Last visit to Pipa: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 17, 2006
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  • Bartki's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2011 at 3:28 AM

    Hi Tere,
    I am living in Belgium, I saw you visited here some places already, I want to visit Brasil region Pipa, Natal, Fortaleza, Salvador, Joao Pessoa,.., maybe i want to move to one of these places. Do you have some tips maybe.

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    What a wonderful sounding place to stay. Season's greetings to you also.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Sounds like a great place for a relaxing holiday!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Beautiful photo of the capixaba moqueca. Pipa seems to be a very pleasant place!

  • Apr 15, 2008 at 7:01 AM

    Great beach picture! I love the summer countries!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Hello, Teresa! Thanks for your useful and interesting tips and stories!

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2008 at 3:10 AM

    Beautiful scenery, shame about the tourists!!!!

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2007 at 12:08 AM

    Lovely page Teresa! Yes, Pipa is getting more&more touristy but still a nice place to enjoy a couple of days! Pousada looks wonderful and the breakfast just gorgeous!! Casquinha de siriri, coconut shrimps, capixaba moqueca... que delicias!

  • Oct 23, 2006 at 11:58 AM

    Ola vizinha, tambem estive em Pipa eo ano passado e foi bom. Boa semana!

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2006 at 2:27 AM

    ...ja ouvi falar bem e tb mal de pipa! conforme....e nesta altura do ano o tempo estava bom?


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