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Recife is one of the most developed urban areas in Brazil, it preserves not only the natural beauty of the Brazilian coast, but also its historical side. It's a tourist town full of sights and it stands out for its unique culture, cuisine, architecture, and mainly for its friendly people.








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Recife is one of the most fascinating destinations in northeastern Brazil. The city was founded in the colonial period and it preserved the legacy left by the Portuguese and the Dutch people with pride. For those who enjoy folk festivals, visiting Recife and Olinda (the nearby city) during the Carnival month is a must do! From Boa Viagem - the district that names the beautiful beach - to the Recife Antigo, there is plenty to see and do. Churches, colonial mansions, art galleries, and museums hold the rich history of the state. The city also houses a multitude of restaurants specialized in seafood, and a lively nightlife, not to mention the natural beauty of the Brazilian coast.


Recife, Brazil

Language: Portuguese

Currency: Brazilian Real
1.00 (one) BRL in  = 0,00


How to get to Recife:

International Airport of Recife (Guararapes)
Bus Station of Recife (Terminal Integrado de Passageiros)



Where to stay in Recife:

The vast majority of hotels in Recife are on the stretch between the districts of Boa Viagem and Pina. Boa Viagem is the most recommended place to stay because of the amount of bars and restaurants in the area, as well as the proximity to the best beach in town, and the transportation options to many districts of the metropolitan area. There are also some accommodation options in Recife downtown, and Olinda (the nearby town) where you can find small inns in the Old Town.


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Getting around in Recife:

To get around Recife one must keep in mind that the traffic in the city is intense. You can choose between bus, taxi or rental car. For those who are staying on the waterfront area, taxis are a good option for short trips. If you prefer to have autonomy and freedom to see the entire city and its surrounding areas, renting a car is the best option.


In the district of Boa Viagem there are many bus lines, and you can get around to the various neighborhoods of the city. Remember that just like in any other city, buses may delay, may make long runs and may do several stops along the way.

Price: BRL 2.45   Convert to   = 0.00
    One ticket ride costs R$ 2.45.


You will find many taxi stands around the city. For those travelling within a group of people, taxi may be a comfortable option, but to those traveling alone, the high price may make it a good choice only for short trips.

Price: BRL 40.00   Convert to   = 0.00
    It's about R$ 40.00 for a 30 minutes ride.


If you want autonomy and if you want to get to know the entire city, including the northern and southern coast of Pernambuco, renting a car is the best option. But remember that traffic is quite intense and finding places to park is not always easy.

Price: BRL 110.00   Convert to   = 0.00
    1.0 basic car: R$ 110.00 to 150.00 per day, plus fuel.


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Weather in Recife:

Recife welcomes tourists year-round, but the high season is during times of the end of December, January, Carnival, and July. Summer season is dry, with average temperatures of 28°C (82,6°F), while the winter season is rainy with temperatures around 25°C (41°F). If you want to avoid the crowds, the months of March, April, September, and November are the best time to visit the town, because there is not so much rain and hotels and tickets prices are lower.



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