Normal tourists in Olinda

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The Beaches of Tamandaré

We left Patacho on March 1. We heard so much about the mass tourism Maragogi that we decided to skip that stretch of coast and go straight to Tamandaré in Pernambuco.

Tamandaré received us with open arms. It was easy to get there, since Christian, the owner of Pousada Patacho, had […]

The Beaches of Tamandaré

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Can fishermen live from the sea without fishing?

“They fished there for many, many years… from father to son, from son to grandson, from grandson to great-grandson and so on… many families lived off the sea…they lived off the sea so much that now there are not as many fish as before… fishermen are now painters, guards, bricklayers or whatever they […]

Can fishermen live from the sea without fishing?

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Rota Ecológica: A different kind of tourism

From the moment we arrived at the Pousada Patacho, we realized that – besides being an excellent accommodation option – it is very similar to what we imagine, when we think about building a pousada – a place to celebrate the good things of life: to eat and drink […]

Rota Ecológica: A different kind of tourism

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Photos from Patacho beach

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Alagoas: sea, sugar, trash… and finally paradise!

After surviving our adventurous arrival on the coast, we were anxious to enjoy the beach in Barra de Santo Antônio. Unfortunately our bad luck (remember the black cats?) continued: It rained a lot on our first day on the beach! Luckily, there were 3 nice Germans in our pousada (a […]

Alagoas: sea, sugar, trash… and finally paradise!

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Do black cats bring bad luck?

Our arrival on the coast was much less glamorous than we had expected. After Penedo we took a bus to Maceió to digest, write and publish our incredible experience in the Chapada Diamantina. Besides the beautiful color of the Sea nothing special happened. We dove back into urban life and lived three […]

Do black cats bring bad luck?

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Mouth of the Rio São Francisco

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Where the River meets the Sea

After a long stay in the Chapada Diamantina it was time to move on. After all, we still have the whole coast of the Brazilian Northeast ahead of us. Our first stop was Penedo in Alagoas. Penedo is a colonial town founded in the beginning of the 16th century. Its streets present […]

Where the River meets the Sea

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What is good for the park, is good for its people

Since our arrival in the Chapada Diamantina National Park, we feel that its history represents a strong symbol for our search. The contrast between the diamond extraction on one hand and the conservation of nature on the other, combined with the ongoing challenge to reduce poverty teach important lessons for those who envision […]

What is good for the park, is good for its people

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Second Tree Nursery of Natureza Bela

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With seedlings

Viveiro da Natureza Bela

Equipe da Natureza Bela

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