Most of the people come to Jacuma for the sun, beach and tranquility. So did I.
Beside the beach in Jacuma there are also some others little or not discovered beaches nearby: Praia do Amor, Coqueirinho, Tabatinga and Tambaba, the only nudist beach in the Northeast.
I enjoyed the early morning walks along the seaside (during the day it was too hot) when there was nobody around. Some of the most beautiful beaches were in fact not so close. But once you reach them you found it is worth every effort. If you feel too tired to walk back, you can always find somebody who will take you back with a buggy as there are no regular buses around.
In Jacuma there are several places where you can eat fresh seafood. Most of them are family run and the further from the main street you go better they are. As Jacuma is not a touristy place it happened quite often that I was the only guest. My favourite place was Comar. Food was delicious and the service good. Chatting with the whole family was part of it. Very homely atmopsphere!
Favorite Dish: entire fish cooked in coconut milk and covered with shrimps, accompanied by rice
There are hourly buses from Joao Pessoa to Jacuma that leave from the platform in front of the long-distance bus station. The jorney takes about an hour.
To get to Jacuma by car, there are two possibilities:
- take the PB-008 south from Joao Pessoa and keep on driving about 30 km to Jacuma
- alternatively, from Joao Pessoa get onto Federal BR-101 and head south for about 15 km; take the State PB-018, which will cut across the town Conde and will finally reach Jacuma (about 16 km from the BR-101)