Top 10 Things to do in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

September 1, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

An hour or two south of Recife, Porto de Galinhas was made for the not-so-extreme tourist. Raves one traveler, "It's what it doesn't have that makes it great:" no heavy traffic, no nightlife to speak of. Explore the natural tidal pools that form in the reef, feeding fish that swim all around you; or ride a dune buggy to romantic Muro Alto beach. Or skip all that and doze in a hammock by the warm, green, clear Atlantic.
Restaurants in Porto de Galinhas

1. Muro Alto Beach

Pe-009, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco 55590-000, Brazil
Excellent
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Muro Alto Beach

Reviewed By SSSharma3452 - Detroit, Michigan

Good beach to visit. The height of reefs help create pools that don't disappear during high tide. Water is a bit colder than other Beaches with natural pools. Not too much fish to see compared with Cupe Beach and Natural Pools of Porto da Galinhas. Still a good option to visit once other pools have disappeared during high tide.

2. Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Excellent
57%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach

Reviewed By Pz1965

a safety touristic place in Nordeste. a lot of sun, some rain in winter, sea water at 28.5/31°, whatelse, just order some seafood or crayfish with fried cassava and enjoy

3. Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil 81-9442-7826
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Natural Pools of Porto de Galinhas

Reviewed By pdmvb - Antwerp, Belgium

Make your experience better by crossing the water at low tide instead of the hysteric affair with the Jangadas(boats). On the beachside just across from the reef the prefeitura of (Ipojuca) Porto Galinhas has an Office. Pick up your time/tidal information here and the Free but obligatory arm bracelet to make the crossing. At first you will be in a group crossing the water but soon enough on the reef you will find plenty of space to wander around on the reef and around the pools. Beware of litlle crab, sharp edges and the many sea urchin!

4. Pontal de Maracaipe

Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Pontal de Maracaipe

Reviewed By peterww2013 - Barendrecht, The Netherlands

At this beach at the end of the road from Recife to Maracaipe you will find this beach. It is also known for the thousands of sea horses at the inlet. Definitely a good place to take a stroll along the beach. Many good lunch places along the strip. The waves are excellent for some Surfing.

5. Praia De Maracaipe

Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Praia De Maracaipe

Reviewed By gabrielphiladelphia - Philadelphia

Glorious beach. Clean, warm water, dramatic waves. Loved this beach more than just about any beach we've ever visited. We can't wait to return and stay at Pousada Maracamba again.

6. Cupe beach

Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Cupe beach

Reviewed By peterww2013 - Barendrecht, The Netherlands

Not only because of the nice resorts offering all you need but also because of the atmosphere the beach brings. Good waves, sandy Beaches without any of the dirt you find at Beaches like Boa Viagem. Walk for an hour along the beach to the center of Porto de Galinha - nice stretch offering different views all along.

7. Serrambi beach

Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil 81-995428386
Excellent
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4.5 based on 996 reviews

Serrambi beach

Reviewed By marcelo401 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Idyllic beach near Porto de Galinhas. Less people and the natural ponds are just there, dont need a boat to enjoy the snorkeling. Great for young children and families. Go prepared as there are few places to buy snacks or water. Better if you are staying at the hotels in this beach.

8. River Maracaipe tour

Saidas do Pontal de Maracaipe | Maracaipe, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil +55 81 996864945
Excellent
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4 based on 1 reviews

River Maracaipe tour

Reviewed By CL_011610 - New York City, New York

We walked to the river during low tide just to walk across the "river" when there was no water. It was an unique experience to see the sand formation of the river bed. Didn't do the boat tour, so can't comment on that.

9. Projeto Hippocampus

Rua da Esperanca, 700, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil +55 81 3552-2191
Excellent
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4 based on 2 reviews

Projeto Hippocampus

Everyday 9am- 12:50pm 1430pm-5pm

Reviewed By marcelo401 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Great stop to understand the fauna of the area. Recommend for kids as a break from the beach circuit in Porto de Galinhas. The exposition is short and focused on the hippocampus found in the area. Volunteers are there to teach about these interesting animals.

10. Tourist Information Centre

Rua Beijupira, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco 55590-000, Brazil +558198668 3253
Excellent
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4 based on 558 reviews

Tourist Information Centre

Porto de Galinhas official tourist information center. Here we offer specialized information and useful advice to help you make the most of your trip to Porto de Galinhas.

Reviewed By TGaines - Ridgefield, CT USA

..when in trouble, visit the local Tourist Info center. You will find lots of useful maps and an English-speaking person with some ideas to help you..which can be useful too..

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