Recife is one of the largest cities in the country with 1.5 million inhabitants. The city is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of Brazil” because of the many bridges across the city’s numerous canals. The state capital has a modern infrastructure with many good hotels, restaurants, nightlife and cultural attractions. The carnival in Recife is very famous and attracts a large number of tourists every year to enjoy the great party. Travel guide and information about Recife for further information.
Olinda, declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982, is a beautiful and small town that offers well preserved baroque churches and historic buildings. The charming, narrow streets of the city, surrounded by colorful houses, offer plenty of activity in the many small shops and galleries in the city center. Each year, Olinda gives one of the most famous Carnival in Brazil, where the rhythms of Frevo and Maracatu for almost two weeks, fill the streets.
Porto de Galinhas is one of the most famous beach destinations in Brazil. With beautiful beaches and beautiful reefs, Porto de Galinhas is famous for its natural pools that form here. The city has a great tourist infrastructure, both with luxury beach resorts, small pousadas, wonderful restaurants and bars, as well as a lively nightlife. Beach Maracaípe offers one of the best surf locations in Pernambuco, while the famous beach of Muro Alto is privileged location for many luxury resorts in Porto de Galinhas.
Located in the Atlantic Ocean, 545 km north of Recife, is the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha with its 21 islands, a truly beautiful tropical sky. The area is an ecological protected area for dolphins, turtles and many other marine animals. A total of 26 absolutely fantastic beaches to discover and its absolutely clear waters, Fernando de Noronha is a paradise for divers. The maximum number of daily visitors is limited as the island group is considered a Marine National Park and is listed on the Unesco World Heritage List.
Fernando de Noronha is not a low-budget destination, but for anyone who wants to experience the best eco-tourism in a unique paradise setting, this archipelago is the best you can.
In addition to the above beaches, Pernambuco offers many other beautiful beaches such as Praia dos Carneiros, Tamandare, Cora do avião, Boa Viagem, Gaibu and Cabo de Santo Agostino.