Pipa's beaches are extraordinarily beautiful. As Brazilian typically northeastern beaches, Pipa's green sea touches its cliffs in varied shades of yellow, ocher, orange and red, shrouded by the lush Atlantic forest. This paradisiacal scenario is home to animals such as dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, and others.
The tide pendulum movement creates natural hot water pools, ideal for diving and for snorkeling. More agitated sea spots are disputed by surfers, while Praia do Amor and Praia das Cacimbinhas skies are strived by paraglide fans.
Until a few decades ago, Pipa was just a rudimentary fishing village. Rediscovered then by surfers who sought good waves, the village began to take fame and little by little some inns, campsites and restaurants started to emerge. Since then Pipa has not stopped growing and today it receives tourists from all around the globe. It has become a permanent highlight in the main tourism guides and it is always chosen as one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and in the world.
During the colonization of Brazil, the region was very disputed by European nations, especially by the French, Dutch and Portuguese. Originally inhabited by the Potiguaras Indians, the region was explored for its natural resources, mainly for Pau Brasil - a native tree used for fabric dyeing.
Praia da Pipa officially belongs to Tibau do Sul county. The discussion about the origins of its name is old, yet the predominant idea is that Pipa is a reference to "Pedra do Moleque" (a huge rock that lies on Praia do Amor) which contours look like a big wine barrel, might used for navigation reference.
Pipa is famous for its varied gastronomy that mixes typical regional dishes to contemporary French cuisine. This variety is the result of a large number of foreign and Brazilian immigrants from other regions who decided to settle here, bringing with them some of the flavors of their native land.
Despite being a small village, Pipa has a rather hectic nightlife. All cultures and origins find place in an atmosphere of relaxation and joy to listen to good music, from the traditional to the most innovative sound. In Pipa you will find places tha play Reggae, Rock, Samba, MPB, Forró, Eletronic, and many other genres. The city is a true fest point in the Brazilian northeastern coast.
So you may enjoy a great time during your stay at Boutique Hotel Marlin's, here are a few tips about Praia da Pipa.
SUN & HEAT
Rio Grande do Norte state is characterized by sun and very intense heat, so remember to:
Prefer light meals.
Avoid uninterrupted sunbathing and always use sunscreen.
The eletric voltage in Pipa is 220V AC.
Be careful when connecting eletronic devices to Pipa's power grid and make sure they are able to receive that
Pipa is considered a safe place,
still some care is never too much, so:
Avoid hikes on the beach at night.
Watch out for your belongings while bathing in the sea.
Avoid carrying too much money or credit cards for tours where they are not needed.
USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS
Health Station: +55 84 3246-4304
Natal Airport: +55 84 3343-6060
Tourist Police Office (RN): +55 84 3232-7404
Pipa Police Office: +55 84 3246-3211
Natal Bus Station: +55 84 3205-2931
Child Sexual Exploitation Complaint: 100