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Porto de Galinhas

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Beaches · Reefs · Parks
Hawaii of the Atlantic
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha. Widely judged by numerous travel magazines to have the best beach in Brazil, the resort town is blessed with soft sands, bright waters, and distinctive natural rock pools that attract countless tourists to its shores every year. In high season (December through February), the town lazes by day and bustles by night, as its streets fill with loud music and dancing. Getting to Porto de Galinha is a breeze, with Recife's airport only 60 km (37.3 mi) away and plenty of bus connections between the two. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Brazil using our trip planner.
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Where to stay in Porto de Galinhas

You can't walk more than a few steps along Porto de Galinhas' coastline without bumping into yet another hotel or bed and breakfast. As befits the best beach in Brazil, five-star hotels and beach resorts abound, offering all the luxuries you'd expect. It's not all glitz and glamor, though; you can find plenty of budget options in the form of small inns and guesthouses, which come in varying degrees of quality and cleanliness. If the town's touristy center seems a bit much, look to the northern and southern edges of town, where you can find beachside accommodations in a quieter setting.
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