Porto de Galinhas

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.

Porto de Galinhas means Port of Chickens; during the 18th century, when the traffic of slaves was forbidden, "chicken" was the code used to refer to the slaves. "There are new chickens in town" was the way to say that a ship loaded with slaves had arrived.

Until a few years ago, Porto de Galinhas was an anonymous small village of fishermen; today, it's a famous small village of fishermen. Many of the locals still make a living out of the catches they get from the sea, the coconuts which abound in the palm tree plantations, the small commerce businesses. Around the 1990s, some Brazilian celebrities (TV stars, sportsmen, politicians) discovered this place; from the social/gossip sections, Porto de Galinhas moved to the tourism section of major newspapers and magazines. Being close (around 60 km) to Recife, it was easy for travel operators to include a one-day trip to Porto; soon, the beautiness of the place was widespread, and today Porto de Galinhas is one of the most important tourist destination in Brazil.The village is still small. No more than a couple of streets, laid out in a maze-like grid. Every house which was barely large enough was turned into a hostel. There are several restaurants, shops (mostly beach wear), car rentals, agencies operating tours to the neighbourhoods.The beach front is fully taken by hotels, with (few) restaurants in between. The beach line is 18 km long, all with white, fine grained, clean sand. There is a chain of reefs lining all along the coast. During the lower tide, the water trapped by the reefs forms several natural pools; tourists can swim, dive and feed the fishes.
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B.W SOLAR

Best Western Solar is a 4-star beach-side hotel with an amazing seafront location in Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco. It offers ocean views from the large pool area and from all the rooms. All the rooms of the Hotel Solar Porto De Galinhas have balconies with hammocks, air conditioning, minibar and cable TV. The Deluxe Rooms provide extra space, full..

$198.75

Enotel Resort and Spa

Enotel Porto de Galinhas Resort & Spa is the first All Inclusive resort in this seaside resort. Under this All Inclusive system, customers can enjoy all meals, snacks, drinks, entertainment, and sports, at any time of the day or night, at no extra cost. Everything possible has been done to make their stay as enjoyable and carefree as possible. T..

$370.00

Nannai Beach Resort

The Nannai concept is based on the preservation of the environmental, climatic and cultural values of the region utilizing the rationale of different ambiences within distinctive comfortable premises which blend in with the natural surroundings. Within this unique concept, the resort seeks to offer a new option to those looking for privacy, peace a..

$516.25

POUSADA TABAJUBA

Pousada Tabajuba is a colourful boutique guesthouse located on the Atlantic beachfront. It features an outdoor pool and direct access to a white-sand beach. Pousada Tabajuba’s bright and spacious rooms all feature air conditioning, a shower, a TV and a minibar. Some of the guest rooms also feature a private terrace with a hammock. A daily bre..

$153.75

POUSADA TABAPITANGA

Located by Porto de Galinhas beach, Pousada Tabapitanga provides luxurious accommodation with panoramic Atlantic Ocean views. It offers an outdoor swimming pool. The rooms feature a private balcony with a hammock. All rooms are air-conditioned. Free private parking is available at Pousada Tabapitanga. Guararapes Airport is 60 km from the hote..

$133.75