Maria Farinha Beach, Recife

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Situated between the Timbo River and the sea, Maria Farinha Beach extends for four kilometers of fine, white sand, fringed with palm trees and mangroves. The calm, clear waters are perfect for practicing water sports, even if you are a total beginner. Try windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, and jet ski, or take a boat trip to the 'caravels'--small sand bars that form natural pools filled with colorful fish. The nearby Veneza Water Park will delight children and adults alike. Before you head to Recife, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Recife trip planning tool , to make sure you see all that Recife has to offer, including Maria Farinha Beach.
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  • I went to the meeting of the River with the sea. Then I came back we were in a tent, with super, fast service. Come back more often.
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  • The beach is very crowded, with a good infrastructure over the sea is very dirty, with many Sargasso Sea.
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  • We left Olinda to go to Maria Farinha. We arrived and the beach was deserted and many algae. We decided to take a look at the other side, where there is a river. A surprise, we were near the hotel Amoaras, where we spent hours delicious, refreshing and clean water, wonderful landscape. Worth it!!
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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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