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Sun, Sea and Brazilian Hospitality

Founded in 1585, the Brazilian city of João Pessoa is the capital of Paraíba and a popular tourist destination with sandy beaches, tropical blue waters and lush greenery. Featuring colonial architecture, modern buildings and historic landmarks, this coastal paradise is worth a visit.

One of oldest cities in Brazil, João Pessoa is home to significant attractions like Science Station designed by Oscar Niemeyer and the iconic Cabo Branco Lighthouse in Cabo Branco. The Baroque church of São Franscisco is a beautiful 18th-century building with Portuguese tiles and excellent wooden doors.

The beaches of Cabo Branco, Tambau, Manaira, Ponta de Seixas and Barra de Gramme are famous for their amazing landscape and the crystal waters of the South Atlantic Ocean. Travellers can savour regional specialities, visit one of the large shopping centres or mix with the locals and experience the Brazilian hospitality.

Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport is about 15 km from the city centre and has flights to Brasília and Rio de Janeiro. offers a great variety of hotels, guest houses, hostels and apartments in João Pessoa and the nearby cities of Conde, Lucena and Jacumã.