João Pessoa, Paraíba

Tambaba, naturist beach

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The beach of Tambaba is located in the municipality of Conde.

Tambaba, in Indian language, means "what's inside the shells".

Leia mais em Português sobre Tambaba e João Pessoa.

Tambaba was chosen by the International Naturist Federation to host the XXXI International Congress of Naturism, to take place in 2008 (Tambaba won a dispute with the other candidate, Calabria, in Italy, by 137 votes against 99); this is the first time that a place in the Southern Hemisphere will host such a Congress.

Source: Government of Paraiba.

Tambaba beach is only 600 meters long. There are steep cliffs (in Portuguese, the word is 'falésia'), with colorful walls up to 20 meters high, along most of the beach; atop the cliffs, there are remainings of the Atlantic Forest, and several stretches of palm trees.
The sea in Tambaba is quiet, with small waves. The water is warm, and there is a permanent breeze. In some places, during the low tide, small natural swimming pools are formed, which are excellent for children.

Below, more information about Tambaba:

»History. Why a small city in Paraíba became the naturist center of Brazil.
»Arriving in Tambaba. How to get to Tambaba.
»Rules. The etiquette to be followed by visitors.
»Photos and movies. Authorized images of Tambaba.