8 days in Recife & Porto de Galinhas Itinerary

8 days in Recife & Porto de Galinhas Itinerary

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Recife

— 2 nights

Brazilian Venice

Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
On the 23rd (Mon), stroll around Parque da Jaqueira. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora do Livramento Church, then see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute, and finally kick back and relax at Boa Viagem Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Recife trip itinerary planning tool.

Goiania to Recife is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Goiania in August: highs in Recife hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Recife

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Porto de Galinhas

— 5 nights

Hawaii of the Atlantic

You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
You'll get in some beach time at Muro Alto Beach and Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Maragogi (Zoologico Pet Silvestre & Maragogi Beach), Bitingui Beach (in Japaratinga) and Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Pontal de Maracaipe, sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria e Pimentaria Tio Gilson, stop by Nata Artesanato, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Enseadinha Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas trip itinerary planning site.

You can travel from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Porto de Galinhas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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