The city of Joao Pessoa stands on the extreme eastern coast of Brazil. It's in the State of Paraiba, and on the renowned BR-11 coastal highway, 75 miles north of Recife and 12 miles south of Natal. The local Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport is five miles to the west. This is a coast that attracts tourists, so there are attractive resorts in both directions. To the north is Lucena and the beautiful wide mouth of the river Mamanguape; to the south is Jacuma and Mirante da Praia de Tambaba, which is sometimes called 'the best beach in Brazil'.
As the easternmost city in the Americas, Joao Pessoa is a good place to hire a car. Then you'll be able to drive to Ponta do Seixas (or Cape Branco) in the south of the city - this is the continent's easternmost point. Tourists often visit the lighthouse and white sand beaches here. Back in the city there's another 12 miles of beachfront to explore, and a host of parks and tree-lined avenues. There are two highly rated arts and cultural centres too. Other highlights include an enormous shopping mall, zoo, craft museum and an Ocean Museum full of remains of shipwrecks from the area.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su Closed
Address: Avenida Senador Ruy Carneiro, 595
Phone: 55 83 3225 1535
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.