Bessa Beach, Joao Pessoa

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While Bessa Beach is a weekend hotspot, during the weekdays it is less crowded and takes on a more relaxed attitude. Some areas are rocky, while others sometimes are hit with strong waves, so take a stroll to find the best spot. Despite the coast's varied topography, the beach is wide and long enough that you’ll be able to find enough room to relax away from crowds and rough water. For Bessa Beach and beyond, use our Joao Pessoa trip builder tool to get the most from your Joao Pessoa vacation.
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  • I was at the Dolphin Bar. Site with lots of kids and pretty easy to walk into the sea. Sand and clean water. Good structure with chairs and umbrella. Fair price, with real 25 you get beach umbrella and five chairs. Good service with snacks and drinks.
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  • My hotel was a block behind this beach and has a beautiful coastline but in the period was found somewhat ugly because it had a LOT of seaweed on the beach and the sand. used to collect, and also had many huge dead jellyfish on the sand, which gave me afraid to enter. I walked up to the end and found a spot cleaner. As on my vacation to tour different places I didn't mind, but stay on this beach not only rolls.
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  • Less crowded than the others, this fine beach near vuco-vuco, but is much prettier. With enough wave, warm water and soft sand track, clean and gorgeous.
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Where to stay in Joao Pessoa

As you'd expect, most of the accommodations in Joao Pessoa crowd around the eastern coastline, jostling for the best position to catch a glimpse of the morning sun. Of these areas, the beach neighborhoods of Cabo Branco Tambaú and Manaíra offer by far the best range of places to stay. In pleasant contrast to many of Brazil's other coastal cities, a restriction on high-rise buildings along the shorefront has helped the city retain its laid-back, natural feel. Consequently, most hotels are housed in smaller, unobtrusive buildings. You won't find a huge range of budget accommodations in the city, but if visiting in low season (March to November), you can bargain for as much as 40 percent off the regular price.
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