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Recife is located on the northeastern coast of Brazil, in the state of Pernambuco. Recife is often referred to as the "Venice of Brazil" due to its numerous waterways, bridges, and canals that crisscross the city.

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Recife has a captivating history that encompasses indigenous settlements, Portuguese colonization, Dutch occupation, and a prosperous sugar industry. The city's roots can be traced back to year 1537 when the Portuguese established a village called Arrecife dos Navios. The city became the capital of the State of Pernambuco in 1617. The Dutch occupied Recife in the 17th century, bringing economic prosperity and leaving a lasting architectural influence. Portuguese forces reclaimed Recife in 1654, ending the Dutch rule. The city flourished due to the cultivation of sugarcane on large plantations, which relied heavily on African slave labor. Recife played significant roles in Brazilian history, including the abolitionist movement and the Brazilian Revolution of 1817.


Cultural Hub


Recife is known for its vibrant cultural scene, blending influences from indigenous, Portuguese, Dutch, and African traditions. Recife hosts one of the biggest and most festive Carnaval celebrations in Brazil, with lively parades, music, and street parties.

Recife is the birthplace of frevo, a lively music and dance style that originated during Carnaval and is characterized by fast-paced rhythms and colorful umbrellas.



 Just a short distance from Recife, the charming town of Olinda is a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its colonial architecture and vibrant arts scene.

Boa Viagem Beach

Boa Viagem Beach has beautiful natural pools, formed by reef formations that emerge during low tide.  However, it's important to be cautious of the presence of sharks. There are signs on the beach indicating where it is not safe for swimming  and lifeguards can also  provide guidance on safe swimming areas.


 Voted "Best Brazilian Beach" for the eighth time in a row by the Voyage & Tourism Brazilian magazine. Porto de Galinhas is famous  for its bright-water beaches and the natural pools. The beach is located  60 kilometers (37 mi) south of the state capital, Recife. Porto has a lot of amazing all inclusive resorts to choose from.

Porto de Galinhas Beach


Pernambuco's cuisine was directly influenced by European, African, and indigenous cultures. Several original recipes from other continents were adapted with ingredients easily found in the region resulting in unique combinations of flavors, colors, and aromas.

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