Northeast locations for many who do not just like the seaside

Stand you do not like sand, remoted or crowded; salt water baths; or already know the Northeast’s hottest coastal locations, this submit is your seaside.

On this tremendous north-eastern route with out seashores, there are coloured mountains, historic cities, the cachaça route, addresses devoted to Gonzagão and even, coincidentally, a citadel with surrealist contours.


Northeast for those who don't like the beach

Northeast for many who do not just like the seaside

If the coast of the smallest Brazilian state hasn’t had the identical scenic fortune as its northeastern neighbors, Laranjeiras and São Cristóvão have managed to protect their historic previous within the type of squares, church buildings and museums.

São Francisco Sq., declared a World Heritage Website by Unesco, in São Cristóvao, Sergipe (photograph: Eduardo Vassoni)

Removed from the ocean and the São Francisco River, however near the capital Aracaju, these two municipalities are the historic variations of tourism in Sergipe.

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Beforehand inhospitable space, not navigable and tough to entry, immense slim corridors of carved rocks on the São Francisco River emerged with the development of the Xingó hydroelectric dam, in 1995, thought of one of many largest in Brazil.

Abseiling on the São Francisco River, in Canindé do São Francisco, within the excessive northwest of Sergipe (photograph: Eduardo Vassoni)

These dammed waters have given approach to the Xingó Canyon, situated in a valley 65 km lengthy and with a median depth of 150 meters, the place it’s attainable to navigate aboard catamarans, take journeys in small boats that cross the slim corridors of the canyon, abseiling and even working towards Stand Up Paddle.

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Cabaceiras is situated 166 km from João Pessoa, within the semi-arid area of Paraíba, and has turn into well-known all through Brazil because the setting for over 30 productions, together with documentaries and nationwide function movies, equivalent to ‘Cinemas, Aspirinas and Urubus’, ‘O Auto da Compadecida’ and ‘Canta Maria’.

Late afternoon in Lajedo do Pai Mateus, in Cabaceiras (photograph: Carla Belke/Wikimedia Commons)

Situated within the Cariri area, this metropolis of 5 thousand inhabitants is taken into account some of the vital vacationer locations within the inside of Paraíba.

Its historic middle all the time appears prepared for one more movie manufacturing: it’s easy, nicely preserved and has extensive streets and slim alleys that intersect with colourful homes from the 18th century.

Within the winter months, temperatures within the Paraíba mountains fluctuate between 12° and 18°, the times are colder and on the colder mornings there’s fog within the mountains.

It does not look like it, however this situation is in the course of the northeast, within the Brejo area, in Paraíba.

Engenho Martiniano, in Brejo Paraibano (photograph: Eduardo Vessoni)

Greater than historic buildings and the birthplace of artists equivalent to Pedro Américo and Jackson do Pandeiro, cachaça is the very best inspiration for tourism past the seashores of this small northeastern state.



165km from João Pessoa, this municipality bordering Rio Grande do Norte has made its rocky environment a setting for journey actions.

One of many novelties is the Rhinoceros Park, a pleasant journey complicated for many who don’t have any expertise with actions of this sort.

In an space of ​​about two thousand sq. meters, the circuit begins with a mini through ferrata and continues with rappelling and climbing up small granite partitions. The expertise additionally features a three-rope bridge and even uncommon browsing on that stone world.

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Swinging on a pendulum on the mouth of a rock over 300 meters excessive is simple.

It’s actually difficult to deal with the 600m steep path and appreciable gradients to succeed in Pedra da Boca, in Araruna, a metropolis in Paraíba, on the border with Rio Grande do Norte.

It is like swinging along with your head in Paraíba and your ft in Rio Grande do Norte.

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It began in childhood, when José Antônio Barreto had a imaginative and prescient by which a girl requested him to construct seven church buildings in other places.

Since that picture appeared to him in 1941, there have been 12 extra apparitions till, as an grownup, Barreto lastly discovered the precise tackle for constructing his church/citadel.

View of the exterior labyrinth of Castelo Zé dos Montes, in Rio Grande do Norte, 100 km from Natal (photograph: Eduardo Vassoni)

Unfinished, the work with surrealist contours can solely be visited on weekends, whose rooms with out furnishings will be explored by the customer, such because the rock rooms and stone altars.

However the spotlight is the curious earth labyrinth that represents the By way of Crucis.

In Serra de São Bento, simply over 100 km from Natal, the place you may see there are stones. Of all codecs, sizes and utilities.

There are rocks to see, to face in, and even to make a human pendulum. However essentially the most uncommon factor about this mountainous vacation spot in Rio Grande do Norte is a bar-restaurant working below an enormous rock.

Lounge Pedra do Sapo is situated in Fazenda Floresta and serves as roomthe place appetizers and pizzas are served, to the sound of dwell music.

Lounge at Pedra do Sapo, in Serra de São Bento, on the Gande do Norte River (photograph: Carla Belke-Disclosure)

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Within the inside of Rio Grande do Norte is Seridó, in the course of the northeastern hinterland, the place actions equivalent to strolling by way of 9,000-year-old cave work and mountaineering throughout the low partitions of the spectacular Cânion dos Apertados happen.

Within the excessive north of Rio Grande do Norte, between Areia Branca and Porto do Mangue, an arid, ever-changing panorama brings recent air to tourism in Potiguar.

Dunas do Rosado, in Rio Grande do Norte (photograph: Eduardo Vassoni)

With 10 km² of extension, the Dunas do Rosado are a sequence of coloured mountains, fashioned by the sediments of the close by cliffs, carried by fixed winds.

250 km from the capital Natal, the park, thought of the most important set of dunes in that state, continues to be unknown to native tourism, however is often mixed with coastal itineraries, in Ponta do Mel, a village within the municipality of Areia Branca.

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