How to arrive

The best ways to get to Pipa's paradise

The best ways to get to Pipa's paradise

Pipa Beach is located in the municipality of Tibau do Sul, on the southern coast of Rio Grande do Norte, between two important capitals: Natal (80 km away, northbound) and Joao Pessoa (140 km away, southbound).
Check below for details on how to get to the village of Pipa, the routes and distances to be covered, among other details.


How do you come?


Those who come from far away usually opt for air transport to get to Pipa. The closest airports are Natal, João Pessoa and Recife.

NATAL – Gobernador Aluízio Alves International Airport

The Natal Airport is 94 km from the spa, in the municipality of São Gonçalo do Amarante, Natal metropolitan region. It receives daily flights from the main Brazilian capitals, in addition to a weekly line from Buenos Aires, in Argentina, and four weekly lines from Lisbon, in Portugal.

It is the closest airport to the town and offers the largest number of transport options, such as car rental, taxis, vans or intercity buses.
Car rental and taxi services for Pipa can be easily hired at the airport 24 hours a day. Van service has stricter hours and departures depend on a minimum number of people. It is one more option in mind and has the convenience of leaving you at the door of the inn or hotel, but it is important to check the schedules before to get it program.

For details on schedules, prices and travel schedules, see the website Pipa Transfer .

The cheapest way to come from the Natal airport to La Pipa is with the use of intercity buses, but it is a long journey: first you must take a bus from airport to the capital Potiguar and get off in front of the Christmas bus terminal and from there take another bus to Pipa. For all the details of the route between the Natal and Pipa highway, consult the bus route.

JOÃO PESSOA – Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport

The João Pessoa airport is at 140 km from Pipa, in the municipality of Bayeux, metropolitan region of the Paraiba capital. It receives daily flights from the main Brazilian capitals, as well as a weekly line linking the Paraiba capital to Buenos Aires, in Argentina.

From João People airport to Pipa there is no vans service but it is possible to rent a car or use taxis. It is also possible to get to Pipa with the use of intercity buses. The journey is long, buses from the airport to the capital are bad and you will have to take three different lines, but it is a possibility. From the airport, you must take a bus from the Metro Transportes to the one on the João Pessoa highway. The service operates from 5 am to 9:50 pm but registers several failures in schedules and operation. For all the details of the route between the João Pessoa and Pipa highway, consult the bus route.

RECIFE – Gilberto Freyre International Airport

The Recife airport is a little more distant, 261 km from Pipa, and receives daily flights from the main Brazilian capitals and regional poles , in addition to international flights from: Buenos Aires, Rosario and Córdoba (in Argentina), Panama City, Isla de la Sal (in Cape Verde), Orlando, Miami and Fort Lauderdale (USA), as well as European cities Frankfurt , Madrid and Lisbon.
From the airport it is possible to rent a car or hire a taxi to go to Pipa.
For those who want to come to Pipa by bus, the journey to the Recife highway is relatively easy: it can be done by metro and lasts about an hour. Once on the road, it is necessary to take a bus for Christmas. For all the details of the route between the Recife and Pipa highway, consult the bus route.


Those who come by car to La Pipa must first pass through Goianinha, a neighboring city that borders the BR-101. And there are two ways to get to Goianinha: coming from the south, from the city of João Pessoa, or from the north, from Natal.

Christmas route

The capital of the RN is 80 km from Pipa and the total distance can be overcome in an hour and a half in a quiet and safe trip. Leave Natal by BR-101 towards the south, following the signs for João Pessoa and Recife. After about 50 km you will reach Goianinha. Leave the BR in this town, which is about 25 km from Pipa, and follow the signs indicating the direction of Pipa and Tibau do Sul.

Route from João Pessoa

The capital of Paraibana is 150 km from Pipa and the journey from there to Pipa takes just over two hours. Exit João Pessoa and take BR-101 north, following the signs for Natal and Fortaleza. After a journey of about 125 km, you will arrive in the city of Goianinha. Leave the BR in this town, which is about 25 km from Pipa, and follow the signs indicating the direction of Pipa and Tibau do Sul.

Route from Recife

The capital of Pernambuco is further away, about 250 km from Pipa. The drive takes about 4 hours. Leave Recife heading north, following the signs for João Pessoa and Natal. After a journey of about 225 km you will reach Goianinha. Leave the BR in this town, which is about 25 km from Pipa, and follow the signs indicating the direction of Pipa and Tibau do Sul.


From Christmas

There are about ten daily departures from the Rodoviária de Natal to Pipa, and the trip takes just over two hours. The only company that covers the section is Viação Riograndense, which offers about ten departures a day, the first being at 6am and the last at 6pm, and the buses do not have air conditioning. The bus station is closer to the center of Natal, but it is also possible to take these buses at the exit of the city, at 2300 Av. Senador Salgado Filho in front of the Carrefour Supermarket and next to the Christmas Shopping. During part of the day the ticket can be purchased at this point directly with a representative of the company.

If not, it can be purchased within the same bus.

Going to Goianinha and from there to Pipa can be an interesting option if you miss the last time for Pipa, which is at 6pm. At this point of the Carrefour it is also possible to take vans or buses to Goianinha and from there take another van to Pipa (pay attention to the fact that when you arrive in Goianinha you have to walk about 500 meters between the place where you are going to get off and in the center from the city where the vans leave for Pipa, and it is an unsafe region at night. It is worth using a taxi or uber service in those cases).
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The vans from Goianinha to Pipa leave from behind the central church every 15 minutes from the early hours of the morning until midnight and go to the center of Pipa, 25km away. The tour takes approximately 50 minutes.

From João Pessoa

There are no lines that make the complete route between João Pessoa and Pipa. It is necessary to take a bus from Rodoviária de João Pessoa for Christmas. There are two companies that make this section with very varied schedules: Viação Progresso and Viação Nordeste

But you do not go to the final destination, you must get off in the city of Goianinha-RN, about two hours from João Pessoa. When getting off the bus it will be necessary to walk about 15 minutes to the point of the vans that is in the center of Goianinha (pay attention to the fact that when you arrive in Goianinha you have to walk about 500 meters between the place where you are going to get off and the local in the center of the city from where the vans leave for Pipa, and it is an unsafe region at night. It is worth using a taxi or uber service in those cases).

The vans from Goianinha to Pipa leave every 15 minutes from early morning to midnight and go to downtown Pipa, 25 km away. The tour takes approximately 50 minutes.

From Recife

There are also no lines that make the complete route between Recife and Pipa. It is necessary to take a bus from Viação Progresso de la Rodoviária de Recife to Natal and get off at the city of Goianinha-RN, a journey of approximately 2 hours. There are eight matches a day between 6.30 and 23.55.

When getting off the bus it will be necessary to walk about 15 minutes to the point of the vans that is in the center of Goianinha (pay attention to the fact that when you arrive in Goianinha you have to walk about 500 meters between the place where you are going to get off and the local in the center of the city from where the vans leave for Pipa, and it is an unsafe region at night, it is worth using a taxi service uuu in those cases).

The vans from Goianinha to Pipa leave every 15 minutes from early morning to midnight and go to downtown Pipa, 25 km away. The tour takes approximately 50 minutes.

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