The most beautiful beach in the whole area, worth the short bus ride from Pipa town (take a local bus for R$2.50). The surf here is the best of the town's beaches with many surf schools for any beginners wanting to pick it up. There is also a nearby nature sanctuary which is well worth a look. The beach itself has beautiful sand, is resplendent with dolphins and has incredible cliffs jutting out of the ocean as its beautiful backdrop. At low tide the town can be reached with difficulty by climbing around the rocks to Dolphin bay, which is also definitely worth a visit.
Ask a collectivo (local bus) driver for Praia do Madeiro and he'll drop you outside a hotel. Walk through a gate in the wall and there are steps down the cliff to the beach.
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There is a beautiful sanctuary about a kilometre out of town where you can see all sorts of wildlife such as monkeys and lizards, with beautiful views over the Baia dos Golfinhos back towards Pipa. Only R$5 for entry and definitely worth it.
It's a half an hour walk if you just follow the main road out of town, or just hop on a collectivo and ask for 'o santuario'!
Praia da Pipa - Tibau do Sul - RN - Brasil
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