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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. Take a look at our Recife travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Boa Viagem Beach and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Boa Viagem is seductive: it's a beach on the Atlantic ocean, alluringly turqoise and palm-fringed. But because of a history of shark attacks (due partly to a former food processing plant's effluent, j...  more »
  • When I was a kid and lived in Recife, this was one of the most amazing places ever. The beach is beautiful, the sand is great and you could (still can) buy a variety of food from people who are sellin...  more »
  • The water is nicely warm, the beach miles long and beautiful. You can sit in a lazy chair under a beach umbrella and order drinks, snacks, etc. The place has gotten a total bum rap because of shark at...  more »

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Where to stay in Recife

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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