What to do and Where to stay in
Recife is a thriving coastal metropolis on Brazil’s northeast coast. This vibrant centre provides a distinctive fusion of history and culture, showcasing the dance, music and arts of this region all wrapped in rich, colonial architecture. Referred to as the “Venice of Brazil” due to its intricate network of rivers, canals, and bridges it’s also the gateway to some of Brazil’s most stunning beaches.
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Experiences in Recife
Recife boasts a wide variety of activities to see and do. A trip to the neighbouring small town of Olinda, peppered with vibrant colonial structures, cobblestone walkways, and charming churches, enables you to fully appreciate the region’s rich heritage and culture.
The area is also home to some of Brazil’s most breath-taking stretches of shoreline for those looking to unwind on the beach. Due to its soft sand and clear waters, Boa Viagem Beach is a favourite among both tourists and residents whilst Porto de Galinhas, famous for its natural pools, and coconut-tree fringed Praia dos Carneiros are two other ideal spots for the sun-worshipers amongst you!
For those seeking a City tour with a difference, exploring the rivers and canals of Recife by boat is a unique experience. A boat tour will take you through the picturesque waterways, providing a different perspective of Recife’s architecture and culture. Another popular activity is taking a day trip to the nearby island of Itamaracá, where you can enjoy stunning beaches, take a boat tour to see dolphins, and visit the historic Forte Orange.
Finally, no visit to Recife would be complete without indulging in the local cuisine. The city is known for its delicious seafood dishes, such as moqueca and camarão na moranga, a shrimp stuffed pumpkin!
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