The coast of João Pessoa – Where the sun rises first

The easternmost point of the Americas can be found in Paraíba, near one of the state’s most famous attractions. Ten miles from the capital city of João Pessoa, one finds the neighborhood of Cabo Branco, a steep cliff, and the lighthouse in question. Made to resemble an agave plant called a sisal, used to make twine and rope for commercial purposes, the plant is of economic importance to Paraíba (and Bahia, the largest producer in the world).