Ecology Tourism in Joao Pessoa

Ecology Tourism in Joao Pessoa
In lntermares, the Macaco Sea is a compulsory stop for surfers: its waves are ideal, due to a natural crack in the reef chains.
And the calm waters of the Sanhauá river favor nautical tourism on the river beach of Jacaré. Also worth highlighting is the Tambaba beach, the first official naturism beach of the northeastern region, 40 km away from João Pessoa, in the municipality of Conde; its waters are bluish-green and warm, forming natural pools. There are also beautiful 20-meter high sea cliffs in the region, which emerge, multicolored, on the beach of Coqueirinho.

Other famous beaches are Jacumã, featuring the most exciting carnival on the coast of Paraíba; the Barra de Camaratuba (with stretches of deserted beach, deep waters and dunes from the Paleolithic period); the Bay of Traição, the site of old battles; and the Barra de Mamanguape, which shelters the Center for the Preservation of the Manatee.

As for preservation, it is worth recalling that Paraíba is one of the most important ecological tourist sites in the country. The state also shelters several species of the flora and fauna that remain from the Atlantic Forest. In João Pessoa, the 471 hectare Buraquinho Forest (the Botanical Garden) is a true genetic base of both the animal and vegetal life of the Northeastern region. In Cabedelo, the 530 hect- are Restinga Island, located on the estuary of the Paraíba River, several types of ecosystems can be found: mangroves, the estuary, the Atlantic Forest, lagoons and the forests typical of the restingas, beaches covered by mud, which usually rise up out of the water parallel to the coast. In Mamanguape and Rio Tinto lies the Ecological Reserve of the Guaribas, aimed at sheltering this endangered monkey species.

Other natural beauties are Pedra da Boca, in Araruna, a set of rocks frequently visited by mountain climbers, and the 1197 meter high Pico do jabre, the highest elevation in Paralba, from where the visitor can admire the mountain forest, rivers, mineral water springs and the caatinga, a type of stunted vegetation found in the more arid areas of northeastern Brazil.

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