Start by understanding Teresina’s topography. Go to the lookout, above the recently-opened Poti River cable-stayed bridge, and then take a boat trip along the Parnaíba River to the point where the waters converge, to the north of the city (have lunch at the floating restaurant anchored there).
Go shopping. Pieces from local artisans and ceramics from Serra da Capivara can be found at the Mestre Dezinho Crafts Center, Downtown, and in the studios in the Poty Velho neighborhood.
The city also has churches, museums, parks and water parks such as the Curva do São Paulo. When you stop to eat, don’t forget to try out the strong Piauí cuisine. Maria Isabel rice, made with sundried meat and crunchy bacon, goes perfectly with a nice, cold cajuína.