The beach front outside my hotel. It runs several miles in either direction, and as a result is much more spread out than Mar del Plata, Argentina (the location of last year's international conference I attended). There were many people walking, jogging, hanging out on the beach, eating at cafes and restaurants along this road. It is about 20-25 minutes from the city center, so a car would be nice in this town. However, I will stick with cabs since almost one full day will be spent at the conference.
The weather is supposed to be in the 90s everyday with 80% humidity and intermittent squalls everyday. It must be great in the summer without the squalls.
Lush vegetation nearby.
Acai smoothie, becoming a favorite.
Inside the buffet restaurant Mangai, which has lot sof local specialities that you pay for by the kilo. I thought would be a good place to eat solo, but he quanity over quality should have been a warning. I'll eat seafood somewhere local next time.
I sampled several meat and potato dishes as well as some prawns.
Streetside beer with a large beer coozy for a big bottle.
At the BRAZ-TESOL at Cidade Viva.
The beach at Branco.
Lunch at the highly rated seafood raestaurant Maritimos.
Camaro scolari, deep fried shrimp with mango rice and tomatoes.
Basilica NS das Neves.
Praca Sao Francisco.
Emporio Cafe in Tambau is one of the best places I've eaten at so far. It's got a balcony overloking the boardwalk.
This caipirinha is made from pineapple and ginger-that hint of spice was nice.
A three pork sandwich with roasted onions and red peppers also hit the spot.
Old style transport.
There are some beautiful houses along the coast.
Apparently not as unusual as I thought.
The beach at Tambau.
There is some exotic landscaping going on here.
At Churrasquinho do Gaucho, Frango with bacon and Linguica mista and a caipririhina.
Picabha, beef rump and beer.