Welcoming and full of life, the city of Recife has beautiful beaches with clear blue waters. But it is not only natural beauty that makes it so special. The city’s historic monuments, local music, and the people’s hospitality also help in making it so attractive.

The harmonious contrast between the monuments in Recife Antigo (the old town) and the modern buildings in the business center is just one of the city’s attractions. Visitors cannot resist the stunning local beaches and their natural pools with warm water. 

With most of the hotel network located just a few meters from the shore, the capital of Pernambuco is the perfect destination for tourists who want easy access to the beautiful beaches. Whether they want to spend the day watching the waves, go sightseeing with their families, or try all the typical local dishes, visitors will not be let down in Recife.

Those who enjoy going to the beach really must make the time to visit the beaches of Boa Viagem and Pina.

Boa Viagem Beach

Boa Viagem
There is no way to talk about the city of Recife without mentioning Boa Viagem Beach, immortalized in the verses by singer Alceu Valença. After all, it is one of the most popular beaches in the capital of Pernambuco. The vibrant blue-green sea, the wide strip of golden sand, the coconut trees along the shore, and the colorful local kiosks make up such a beautiful setting that it could totally be in the movies. The beach stretches for about 8 km, and coral reefs form many natural pools with warm water along the shore. 

When we mention urban beaches in Recife, Pina Beach certainly stands out. Right next to the super popular Boa Viagem Beach, Pina is just as beautiful and also has excellent infrastructure. 

The water temperature at Pina is pleasant during most of the year, which attracts countless tourists who want to go for a dip in the sea and rest in the shade of the local coconut trees. The beach is also very popular with water sports enthusiasts who want to take advantage of the strong winds in the region to go kitesurfing.

Recife is also the gateway to two other spectacular destinations for beach lovers: Fernando de Noronha, whose beaches are among the best in the world, and Porto de Galinhas, a beach in the municipality of Ipojuca, located just 50 km away. Porto de Galinhas is renowned for its diverse natural beauty, which includes the local mangrove, white-sand beaches, countless coconut trees, and amazing crystal-clear waters.

The capital of Pernambuco is home to attractions that go beyond the region’s incredible natural beauty. And that is why it is a tourist center that attracts so many visitors every year. Come see for yourself and be amazed, too.

By Plane
+55 (81) 3322-4188
The International Airport of Recife receives domestic flights from most Brazilian capitals, as well as international flights.

By Bus
+55 (81) 3207-1088
Recife’s Bus Terminal is the largest in the state of Pernambuco, and operates 300 daily arrivals and departures from various interstate and national bus routes.

By Bus
The Integrated Transport System in Recife is a network that comprises bus lines and the subway. There are a total of ten companies in the system, and they are responsible for 185 lines that serve 14 municipalities in Recife’s Metropolitan Region. 

On Foot
The Recife waterfront is an extensive area that is the perfect place to take a walk, especially on the Boa Viagem Promenade. 

By Subway
The subway in Recife has 28 stations currently in operation, covering a total of approximately 50 km. Take a look at the subway map.  

Personal Vehicles or Rentals
A good way to get around the city and to visit nearby destinations is to rent a car. 

Taxis and Ridesharing Companies
Taxis and ridesharing companies are a comfortable way to get around the city of Recife.

Useful Numbers

Tourist Police:
+55 (81) 3322-4867 
Tourist Help Center 24 Hours:
+55 (81) 3182-8299
Tourist Information Center – Airport:
+55 (81) 3182-8299

Military Police: 190
Paramedics: 192
Fire Department: 193

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Local Weather

The weather in Recife is hot and humid. The rainy season occurs from June to August, but there is plenty of sunshine during the rest of the year. The average temperature is between 26°C and 28°C.