Boa Viagem Beach, Recife

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Palms and gardens line the upscale avenue in the Boa Viagem Beach neighborhood with a beach by the same name that's popular for young 20 or 30-something travelers. The beach and parks offer many sports such as tennis, volleyball, football (soccer), and personal training with free equipment. As one of the most visited beaches in Northeastern Brazil, kiosks furnish comforts for you to rent such as chairs and umbrellas for enjoying the crystal-blue waters. This neighborhood has many outdoor cafes, restaurants, and a lively nightclub scene, which is its signature draw for tourism. Be aware that the neighborhood and beach has many people that ask for money or goods while you relax on the beach--especially if you look like you are spending a lot of money. Swimming and surfing is not recommended, especially after dark because aggressive tiger and bull sharks swim throughout these waters. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Boa Viagem Beach and many more Recife attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Recife day trip planning website .
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  • Nice ... great beach, many beach bars. Hyffsade prices. Many hotels along the beach with ok prices.
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  • Warm water, peace, good service of local vendors, security. What more can you want in a beach?
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  • That's all I want from a beach: a beautiful place, clean and quiet, with warm waters and calm. Bon voyage rescued the bad image left by another famous beach on the eve: Porto de Galinhas, bad access, full of vendors, filled with people and tents that do not allow to see the water or the view. Very nice experience.
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It's no surprise that the vast majority of accommodations in Recife crowd around the city's long expanses of shorefront. Consider the southern coastal neighborhood of Boa Viagem for instant access to miles of vibrant beachfront, the prime location for locals and tourists alike to make the most of the sunshine. As well as high-end hotels and beach resorts, you can opt to stay in a range of fun, budget hostels, thanks to Recife's ever-growing popularity among backpackers. If you want something a bit quieter, look to the nearby historical town of Olinda, just 6 km (3.7) north of the city center. From there, you can easily make day--or night--trips to Recife proper.
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