Ah, Pipa… what a beautiful place. Will I ever come across beaches like this again? I don’t typically post on this blog unless the topic is design related, but this place was so stunning that I feel like sharing. Hopefully the images do it justice.

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This small beach town which I visited for a week in January, is located near Natal, in the northern state of Rio Grande do Norte, in Brazil. It has some of the most scenic coastlines I’ve ever seen.

Walking distance from the town, the closest beaches are Praia do Amor (great surfing spot), Praia das Minas (completely deserted, sometimes visited by marine turtles), Praia dos Golfinhos (no waves, visited by dolphins!), and Praia do Madeiro (it has some waves, and is also visited by dolphins). Nearby, by van or boogie, one can access lagoons (one with water the colour of Coca Cola!), an ecological sanctuary, cliffs… the list goes on.

I stayed at the Pousada Pomar da Pipa owned by a great paulista named Mario, and became friends with some cool Brazilians who were also staying there. At night, while the bar scene was very small, the culinary choices were quite varied, considering the size of the town. We tried lots of different restaurants, and even grilled some meat on the last night of our stay.

It’s a place I definitely want to visit again!