Main Cities: Salvador (Bahia), Recife (Pernambuco), Fortaleza (Ceará), Natal (Rio Grande do Norte), São Luiz (Maranhão)
States: Alagoas (AL), Bahia (BA), Ceará (CE), Maranhão (MA), Paraíba (PB), Pernambuco (PE), Piauí (PI), Rio Grande do Norte (RN) and Sergipe (SE)
The most beautiful Brazilian beaches are located in the Northeast, with their white sands, warm and crystal clear waters and many coconut trees. It is also the birthplace of many musicians, writers, poets and intellectuals. The culture and the incredibly rich folklore are one of many great attractions of this region. It is stage for one of the main Carnival festivals of the country.