Facts and Figures about Joao Pessoa

Facts and Figures about Joao Pessoa

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The capital of Paraiba is one of the oldest in the country and for more than 400 years  João Pessoa knew how to look after its historic treasures. In Barroco Park – one of the biggest in Brazil – the slopes and the old colonial mansions tell a bit about the journey travelled by this delightful city, which amazes visitors with some of the most beautiful beaches of the Brazilian coastline. Contrasting with the secular architectural wealth are the modern and sophisticated buildings, giving João Pessoa that business city feel. Big theatres, auditoriums and convention centers are part of the infrastructure in the city; ready to host a variety of events and business meetings.


The climate in the region is tropical hot semi-humid. Average annual temperature is around 28ºC – with maximum annual average of 32ºC and minimum of 24ºC.


    * Campina Grande 125km
    * Recife 125km
    * Natal 180km
    * Fortaleza 688km
    * Salvador 944km
    * Brasília 2.338km

How to get here

    * By Air: The Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport receives regular flights from most Brazilian capitals, and from many other Brazilian cities.
    * By Road: For those coming from Recife or Natal, the access highway is the BR-101. Setting off from Fortaleza, the best route is through the BR-116, and then the BR-230. The major interstate bus companies make regular trips to the Paraíba State capital.

Useful numbers

    * Municipal City Hall of João Pessoa: +55 (83) 3218-9797
    * Tourism Information: +55 (83) 3218-6655 / 3253-4010
    * Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport: +55 (83) 3232-1200
    * Bus Station: +55 (83) 3221-9611

João Pessoa City website: www.joaopessoa.pb.gov.br

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