The Must-See Hidden Beaches of Brazil
Updated: Apr 14
Tourism in Brazil is certainly not new, as the coastline and beaches attract people from all over. Unfortunately, this leads to congestion and a densely populated beach experience. A vacation is a perfect opportunity to step outside your comfort zone by visiting some lesser-known beaches. Here are several outstanding beaches that are a bit more bespoke than the most well-known locations.
Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco
Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago (an island chain) and only about 10 square miles. With 21 islands you would think that would be overwhelming, but only one of the islands is inhabited with ~5,000 people. The beaches here are exceptional due to the island’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, complete with warm waters (maybe even sea turtles and dolphins)! Make sure to visit Sancho, Procos, and Leao when you arrive!
Camburi, São Paulo
Sao Paolo has a modern, contemporary vibe and Camburi beach is no exception. Located along Costa Verde within Sao Sebastiao, Camburi is a laid-back surfer’s dream. Feel free to camp out on the sandy beaches, stroll through the small beach towns, or settle down for delicious seafood.
Morro de São Paulo, Bahia
Morro de Sao Paulo in Bahia is a car-free village that is only reachable by boat or plane. Five excellent choices for beaches give you distinct options, with Primera Praia (First Beach) well known for water sports, including surfing, scuba diving, and wakeboarding. Quarta and Quinta Praia (Fourth and Fifth) Beach are likely to be less crowded and located on the eastern side of the island. For a different flavor, check out Porto de Cima, Porto da Pedra or Pratigi.
Jericoacoara (locals call it “Jeri”) is home to some hidden beach fronts and other great coastal features. Surrounded by desert, Jericoacoara, Ceará has dunes (have you tried sandboarding?) and is the perfect location for water sports, including windsurfing. If you stay until the evening, you can watch the Sun “sink” into the ocean during sunset and enjoy the one-of-a-kind experience.
Shaping a vacation for your needs is especially important when you’re planning to go to one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. It can be stressful to go to a beach when there are too many people, so these lesser-known beaches give you the same utility without dealing with crowds. If Brazil’s beaches are on your mind, schedule a consultation to make it a reality!