Praia do Amor has this name due its heart shape and for the fact that in this beach the foreigners used to deal with the nature practicing nudism. Praia do Amor is also loved by the surfers, because of its very high waves.
The Praia do Amor is only accessible by car, as it's a bit far from Pipa's center.
Baia dos Golfinhos is a wonderful long white sand beach and it's a dolphin sanctuary. It's situated in Ponta do Madeiro beach, about a 10 minute drive from the center of Pipa.
You can see the dolphins in the sea appear in this place to feed themselves and to play, being also possible swimming with them every day more frequently in the morning.
There are two large resorts situated in this beach which give facilities in the beach.
It's a nice beach but beware because it's too hot here, even in winter and you can hardly stay in the sun as there is no breeze.
You shouldn't stick to your resort or Pousada while in Pipa. Hire a buggy with a driver and take a tour to the south, to Sangi, next to the Paraiba state border. You will go through the different beaches, have a bath at the Cocacola Lagoon, see the villages and the coast. Finish it with a nice seafood lunch in a local seaside restaurant.
Your Pousada or hotel can arrange that for you. It's a bit expensive ( about 90 euros for the whole day) but well worth it.
As might be expected from a beach resort, time is best spent around Pipa tanning, swimming, surfing, or just enjoying the special views. While the beach fronting the town is OK, the surrounding beaches are far better.
During the sunsets and sunrises,people meet in "Chapadao ",a high hill next to Pipa,from there,it's a spectular view!
One interesting fact,is that many guys who came here from other countries for vacations,just..DIDN'T GO BACK!
Most of them are today running Inns here,restaurants ( as Jack's Bar ) or working in whatever will bring some money,but,anyway,there are a lot of this "permanent " tourists here!!
I also heard from the locals that in the 70'S,a big group of hippies were living here,in peace and harmony with the natives!
Pipa is not a wild isolated village,as others I showed here!
It has already its tourism infra-structure and lots of tourists,such a paradise could not be isolated forever!
But here,not as in Buzius or Ilha Grande,the fact the place lost a bit of its native lifestyle,didn't bother me too much!
I think it's because,the natural beauty keeps so alive,that your eyes will focuse only at it!
It's the most liked beach in the region,the extended strips of sand beaches,are often colored and isolated by high hillsides.
It's a great feeling to enter the beaches here,it's like to escape and forget all problems in the world (mostly, what all of us are looking for when we choosing a place for a trip!).
Groups of turtles and dolphins will appear ocasionally,ask the locals the best point for observation.
" PRAIA DO AMOR " ("LOVER'S BEACH),is just as beautiful as Pipa,but the access to there from Pipa's beach can be hard when the tide water is high.
Note that the tide water changes the landscape,when it's down or high!
PICTURE:PRAIA DO AMOR.