Tourism tips in Barra Grande: discover the main tourist attractions to know and visit on the coast of Piauí
One of the points that most stand out in terms of tourist potential in the Piauí it's the beach of Big Bar, the attraction is located in the municipality of Beach cashew tree (one of the stops of Route of Emotions), in a more remote neighborhood that has been attracting practitioners of kitesurfing and windsurf, thanks to the strong winds that pass through the region. This constant movement of fans of nautical sports has been increasing the city's infrastructure more and more. There are already great options of charming hotels and inns that promise to improve your stay in the destination.
The coast of Barra Grande is crossed by several rivers that go from meeting to the sea and sand dunes that concentrate shallow lagoons that turn into true natural pools. The proximity to Luis Correia and Parnaíba also allows tourists to discover other unmissable attractions on the Piauí coast, such as Delta do Parnaíba and Praia do Coqueiro.
The rush of the big cities is far from reaching Big Bar, in the village the days are filled with lots of sun, long walks, baths in warm waters and tours that explore all the beauties of the Piauí region, such as boat trips on the Camurupim River, where it is possible to observe the seahorses and discover other nearby beaches. from the village.
The peaceful climate and paradisiacal scenery also conquers the couples in love who arrive in Barra Grande, and the destination has been pointed out as a great place to celebrate weddings and enjoy a honeymoon in style.
At night, the options of restaurants and snack bars meet all the needs of a potential tourist destination, the main street of Big Bar it is the most charming point of the small village, with sandy streets, great gastronomic houses and some options of bars.
Things to do in Barra Grande
Barra Grande beach
With small waves and warm waters, Praia de Barra Grande has a calm and idyllic setting. During low tide some natural pools appear on the sand strip, in the late afternoon the landscape gains even more colors with kite surfers who take advantage of the region's winds to practice the sport.
The boat trip along the Camurupim River travels through streams and mangroves that serve as a shelter for the animals that live in the region. During the tour, the guides explain the importance of the biome in the region and make two stops: the first to observe some animals such as birds, crabs and sea horses. The second is optional for a bath in the clear waters of Rio Camurupim.
Luis Correia offers easy access to other beaches on the Piauí coast and is only 60 km from Barra Grande. The attractions of this part of the coast are Praia da Pedra do Sal, Praia do Coqueiro and Praia de Atalaia, which offers a great beach structure, with several restaurants and bars available throughout the shore.
Macapá Beach is divided with Barra Grande Beach by the Camurupim River. AP de Macapá is actually a large peninsula of white sand, with a very rustic and limited structure, which offers great bathing in fresh and salt water. The place is ideal for people looking for a little more privacy and quiet.
Delta of the Parnaiba River
The Parnaíba Delta has unique landscapes formed by water mirrors, dunes, lagoons, rivers and freshwater beaches, located on the border of the states of Maranhão and Piauí. The city of Parnaíba is the gateway to the incredible archipelago with more than 70 islands.
How to get to Barra Grande
The closest airport to the destination is in the capital of Piauí, 400 km away and receives daily flights from the main Brazilian capitals. Another alternative a little further away is Fortaleza Pinto Martins International Airport, 442 km away.
Access to the coast from Teresina is via BR 343. Those leaving the capital of Ceará continue along the BR-222, CE-364, CE-202 and BR-402 roads.
THE Guanabara Express There are bus options with direct lines to Barra Grande every day leaving from Teresina Bus Station. Another option is to go from Teresina to Parnaíba and, from there, take another bus to the final destination.
Best time to visit Barra Grande
The municipality receives few rain showers throughout the year and has a semi-arid tropical climate. Temperatures in Barra Grande are always around 25ºC and the driest months tend to be between August and November.
The second semester is marked by strong winds and the favorite season for tourists who practice sailing sports. From July to December, the winds blow even stronger and this is considered the high season for sailors.
Where to stay in Barra Grande
The few hotels present in the destination promise not to disappoint those who decide to spend a few days in Big Bar, a BGK Inn for example, it has a wonderful area in front of the beach, with several chalets that interact amidst the rustic landscape. All rooms are well equipped and comfortable, with privileged views of the paradisiacal coastline.
Another famous option in Barra Grande is the Chic Inn, with architecture and decoration of extreme taste in a rustic atmosphere and in front of the beach.
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