About Joao Pessoa


Let's have a look around into background of Joao Pessoa

Let’s have a look around into the background of Joao Pessoa.

  • Region: Paraiba
  • Country: Brazil
  • Latitude: -7.1166667
  • Longitude: -34.8666667
  • Time zone: America/Recife
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -3 hours

Weather in Joao Pessoa

  • Climate: Tropical monsoon climate
  • Best Time to Visit: November to March

Location

João Pessoa is the capital of the state of Paraíba in Brazil. It is famous as the city where the sun rises first and it was founded in 1585. It is the easternmost city in the Americas. Its easternmost point is known as Ponta do Seixas. Interestingly, the city is known as the second greenest in the world as it has more than 7 sq kms (2.7 sq mi) of forest land.

Distance from Joao Pessoa center to Airport

  • Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport
  • Driving Distance: 11 miles / 18 km
  • Driving Time: 28 minutes
  • Languages: Portuguese followed by Spanish

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport
  • Rail: Praça Napoleao Laureano Railway Station
  • Road: Bus – Valentina Integration Bus Terminal

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% service fee added to the Bill, no tips given separately

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: R$5 to R$10
  • Housekeeper: R$5 to R$10
  • Concierge: R$5 to R$10

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: R$2 to R$5

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Paulista
  • Olinda
  • Recife

Emergency Contact Numbers in Joao Pessoa city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 193/ 190/ 192
  • Airport: Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport [ +55 83 3041-4200 ]
  • Hospital: Hospital de Guarnição de João Pessoa [ +55 83 2106-1752 ]

Events

Let’s step into the extensive list of To Do’s in Joao Pessoa.

  • João Pessoa Tourism Festival
  • Children’s Gospel Festival
  • São João Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Cabo Branco Station - Science, Culture and Arts
  • Cabo Branco Lighthouse
  • Paraibana Academy of Letters

Theatre & Concerts

  • Cine Bangüê
  • Theater Stone United
  • Concert Hall Maestro José Siqueira

Visit Top Restaurants in Joao Pessoa

  • Restaurante Peixada do Amor
  • Gulliver Mar Restaurante
  • NAU Frutos do Mar

Top Shopping Centers in Joao Pessoa

  • Manaíra Shopping
  • Mangabeira Shopping
  • Mag Shopping

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Museu Casa do Artista Popular
  • Galeria Gamela de Arte Ltda
  • Botanical Garden Benjamim Maranhão

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Shrimp Vaporeto - NAU Frutos do Mar
  • Grouper Fish - Gulliver Mar Restaurante
  • Fish stew (sawfish) - Restaurante Peixada do Amor

Sports Club

  • Santos Futebol Clube - Soccer Club
  • Late Clube da Paraíba - Yacht club
  • Centro Sportivo Paraibano - Football Club

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 6.00 R$ / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: 4.85 R$ (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 1,393.33 R$
  • Cheap meal: 20.00 R$
  • Gasoline: 3.80 R$ / liter
  • 3 course meal: 100.00 R$
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