Road Trip on Br-101 Nordeste


A Road Trip on the Br-101 Nordeste is an excellent summer itinerary carefully assembled to visit the beaches of the northeastern coast. Have you ever thought about visiting 4 of the most beautiful places in Brazil?

A Road Trip on the Br-101 allows you to discover the best tourist attractions in the Northeast.
The planned itinerary is Maceió x Recife x João Pessoa x Natal.


BR-101 is a large highway, with 4482 km of road. It crosses all of Brazil, bordering the Atlantic coast from North to South (or from South to North, since it starts there).


It crosses 12 Brazilian states. Br 101 is the second longest in Brazil. It starts in the city of Touros, in Rio Grande do Norte and ends in São José do Norte, in Rio Grande do Sul.

The highway's main feature is its route that follows a large part of the Brazilian coast and has very beautiful stretches by the sea, such as the Rio-Santos section.

The ideal departure is from a point that is already on the coast. If you are in São Paulo, go to the easiest point on the coast of São Paulo to enter on BR 101.

Road Trip on Br-101 Nordeste 2
Road Trip on Br-101 Nordeste 2

From Rio de Janeiro, Avenida Brasil is the one that guarantees access to the BR 101, since it is itself part of the highway. This piece of Highway is its largest urban area. To the north it connects Rio to Vitória in Espírito Santo.

Road Trip on Br-101 Nordeste

Traveling by car on the BR 101 is a unique experience for anyone looking to discover the coast of Brazil. The highway, which extends over 4,500 km, is one of the most important in the country and runs along a large part of the Brazilian coast, from Rio Grande do Norte to Rio Grande do Sul.

Scheduling a road trip along BR 101 may seem challenging, but with planning and organization it is possible to have an incredible trip.

In this article, we are going to give you some tips to help you plan an unforgettable trip along the BR 101.

But here we are dealing with a Roa Trip that already starts in the Northeast. So let's go!

At the first stop, Maceió, it is possible to visit the natural pools, while in Recife, in addition to the beaches, you can also learn a little more about the local history.

The next stop, João Pessoa, you can visit the famous Praia das Seixas, one of the best known places in the entire region.

And finally, Natal, which offers wonderful dunes where you can take buggy rides and discover beaches amidst the trails.

define your script

Before starting to plan your trip, it is important to define the route you intend to follow. The BR 101 passes through several states and cities, so it's important to choose the places you want to visit and plan an itinerary.

Some of the best known cities along the BR 101 route are Natal, João Pessoa, Recife, Salvador, Vitória in the Northeast. In the Southeast – South are Rio de Janeiro, Florianópolis and Porto Alegre.

However, there are many other smaller cities that can also be interesting to visit.
Check road conditions.

Before setting off on a trip along the BR 101, it is important to check the road conditions. The highway is well maintained for most of the stretch, but it is important to be aware of possible works, detours and weather conditions.

A good way to keep up-to-date on road conditions is to follow the social networks and official websites of traffic agencies.

It is also important to take into account the period of the year in which you intend to travel, avoiding periods of intense rain, for example.

Choose the ideal car

To take a road trip along the BR 101, it is important to choose the right car for the trip. It is important to choose a comfortable and safe vehicle that is suitable for the roads and for the number of passengers and luggage.

It is also important to pay attention to fuel consumption and the availability of gas stations along the route. Take into account the autonomy of the vehicle and plan the stops to refuel along the trip.

Get ready for the stops

A road trip on the BR 101 is a long trip, so it's important to be prepared for the stops along the way.

Take into account the distance between cities and plan strategic stops for rest, food and supplies.

Along the BR 101, there are several options for gas stations, restaurants, snack bars and convenience stores.

Road Trip on Br-101 Nordeste 1
Road Trip on Br-101 Nordeste 1

However, in some more outlying areas, options may be more limited, so it's important to take food and water with you to ensure you don't run out of provisions during your journey.

Choose accommodations

For a successful road trip, it is important to choose accommodations in advance. Take into account the cities you intend to visit and search for options for hotels, inns, hostels and campsites.


This script is for those of adventurous blood. And this tour is ideal to do in a group. Bearing in mind that the route is in the Northeast, a car with 4×4 traction would be ideal, which already makes things easier when accessing the beaches. But the car must be comfortable.

In addition, it is essential to have a great travel plan with an old-fashioned itinerary, that is, on paper.
Containing everything about each location and each stop, for example, useful and emergency telephone numbers.

Other than that, just enjoy the road, the sun and the beautiful landscapes.

Bon voyage!!!

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