A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
265: Areia Vermelha
You will find a great variety of coasts and beaches along the very long Brazilian coastline. For example cliffs, sandstone shores, sandy beaches, beaches that disappear at high tide, sand banks. These sand banks are very popular among tourists; local boatmen try to have their profitable share. To a somewhat expensive rate they offer boat trips to the sand banks. However, at the larger and better known beach resorts, these boat trips are under the control of the municipality, and only licensed boats are allowed to transport tourists. As in Maragogi, Porto de Galinhas, and here in Joao Pessoa, where they offer boat trips to Areia Vermelha. At low tide, the ferry, with several dozen tourists, heads to the sandbank, and returns a few hours later, at the time when the sand disappears again, being taken by the water.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017