Part of the Tinharé Archipelago in the south of the state of Bahia in northeastern Brasil, the island of Boipeba easily became one of my favourite places in the country.
I spent five glorious weeks in Pipa, a small surf town south of Natal, in the northeastern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte.
Recife, capital city of the state of Pernambuco, is made up of three islands joined by both historic and modern bridges; the entire city has an eclectic mix of the old and the new Brazil. Founded by the Portuguese in 1537, the streets of Old Recife are lined by colourful colonial buildings leading travellers to… Continue reading Recife, Pernambuco
After the Dutch invasion of the region, São Luís, the capital city of the state of Maranhão in Brazil's north-east, was formally founded by the French in 1612 and soon after conquered by the Portuguese.
Belem is located at the mouth of the Tapajos (Amazon) River on Brazil's northern Atlantic coast.