This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Tibau do Sul.
Tibau is a city in Brazil and is one of the last that is located on the coast in the Rio Grande do Norte region. It is known for its easy access to the numerous beaches around it, the most famous of which is probably its namesake, Tibau do Sul.
Getting a hostel in the city of Tibau is fairly easy and affordable. The locals are mainly fisher-folk, which makes them among the most hospitable and welcoming in the country. You should look for a hostel near the Tibau do Sul beach. This is a rather private beach that is surrounded by cliffs, making it tricky to get to. The sea in this area is great for swimming, with clear, calm waters.
If sea swimming is not for you, you can also go to the other end of Tibau and visit the Guaraira Lagoon. The perfect hostel location would be in the middle of the beach and the lagoon. If you really want to explore the beaches of the region, take the time to walk down to the Malemba beach, a beach with one of the best sceneries in the region.
At four miles long, the cove that makes up the Malemba beach is one of the largest in the region. Sand dunes and vegetation dot the landscape. Just a few miles inland, you will find dense rainforest encroaching the sandy beaches. Malemba has high winds, making it an ideal destination for kite surfers.
Other activities include sandboarding and dune skiing: These are unique to the region. Similar to actual skiing, you use the fine sand of the dunes and on the beaches to ski. After a day of heavy activities, remember to head back to the city of Tibau to dine at one of the many restaurants. A diverse range of cultures are present in the cuisine here, including Brazilian, Italian, French, and more.
Written by local enthusiast for Tibau do Sul hostelsJakob Lombardi