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Getting Here
The inter-State bus station of Recife is called TIP - Terminal Interestadual de Passageiros or Rodoviária
TIP is far from the Boa Viagem area and far from the downtown area; the terminal is on the road to the interior of Pernambuco, about 20 km away from Boa Viagem.
If you are coming from the South (Maceio, Aracaju or Salvador), try to get off as close as possible to the airport, and get a taxi from there. If you are coming from the North (Joao Pessoa, Natal, Fortaleza), get off at a stop named Caxanga (most passengers will know it; about half the passengers get off here).
Arriving by car
Coming from the South, via BR-101 south, watch out for the airport (at your left). Right in front of the airport, take to the right and follow all the way (about 2 km) until the Avenida Boa Viagem.
Coming from the North, via BR-101 north, watch out for the campus of the Federal University (at your right). About 1 km past the campus, take to the left (don't miss the entrance, a return is several kilometers down the road) and follow the signs to Boa Viagem (about 10 km).

Recife, BR   

Northeast > Pernambuco > Recife > Recife Hotels by TravelNow including Special Internet Rates
The more pleasant, laid-back World Heritage City of Olinda, 6km to the north of downtown Recife is a highlight for many visitors. Also north of the centre are some pleasant suburbs, dotted with museums and parks, and to the south there is the modern beachside district of Boa Viagem. Other beaches lie within easy reach, both north and south of the city, and there's also all the nightlife one would expect from a city of nearly two million Brazilians. Although Recife is the fourth-largest city in Brazil, it is less modern and cosmopolitan than its more famous counterparts. Recife's name was derived from the Portuguese word for reef, referring simply to the city's situation behind a long and protective coastal reef. There's significant urban grit and a large homeless population in the City Centre, making the advice of taking taxis whenever in doubt and carrying minimal possessions and money particularly appropriate for the Recife downtown.

The airport is fairly close to the city centre, at the far end of Boa Viagem. A taxi to Boa Viagem itself shouldn't be more than $6-7, and about $10-12 to the neighbouring island of Santo Antônio. The Rodoviária is miles out, but is very convenient as a stop on the overground  metrô. Taking taxis and negotiating the fare in advance is particularly good advice hereabouts.
TOP 10 CARNAVAL: The 3rd largest Carnaval in Brazil, with its own very distinctive elements

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Boa Viagem Beach area has the largest concentration of hotels. It is 10 Minutes From Old Recife, five minutes from the Guararapes Internacional Airport, 15 minutes from the commercial and financial district and 20 Minutes From Olinda. This wealthy district is a very good home base, and in many ways is Recife's real center, possessing both the city's finest beach and a wealth of fine restaurants.
This is Recife's most famous beach and the avenue where the Axe Carnaval Groups parade in the weeks leading up to Carnaval. 
There is not a good hotel district in downtown Recife where it is safe to walk alone at night. 
Do consider some of the more modest accommodations available in the World Heritage City of Olinda.

Kalamari Hotel

Cabo de Santo Agostinho
Blue Tree Hotels

Fernando de Noronha
Pousada da Morena  

Hotel L'unique Amoaras

Maria Farinha - Pernambuco by Hotels Brazil

Not far north from Olinda, in the Paulista area, is the famous Maria Farinha Beach. Also nearby in Paulista are Conceicao and Pau Amarelo beaches.
These beaches enjoy clean water and white sand, and are lined with palm trees. The villages are not as developed as Recife; many people from Recife and Olinda have a beach house in Paulista. Also here is one of Latin America's largest water parks, the 
Veneza Water Park.

GETTING THERE:  35 Km North from the International Airport of Guararapes - Pernambuco 

Porto de Galinas
Porto De Galinhas by Precision Reservations
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 Porto de Galinhas has 18 km of beautiful beaches and a temperature that hovers near 28° Celsius year round. Also known for its natural swimming pools at the Fisherman’s Village, tourists can visit the pools in “jangadas” (typical sailing boat from northern Brazil). The pools are near the reefs are populated with colorful fish swimming in warm, clear water. Beach buggies, jet skis, wooden rafts (jangadas), ultra-light aircraft and horses are available. There are also natural coral reef pools with warm water that are great for snorkeling and scuba diving. After slavery was abolished, the warning "There's new chicken in the port!" was used to inform the land owners that an illegal cargo of African slaves, hidden among the chickens in the ships, had just arrived. Since then, former "Praia do Porto" ("Port's Beach") became "Porto de Galinhas" ("Chicken Port").

GETTING THERE:  Guararapes International Airport of Recife 60 km (38 miles)south from from  Recife

Porto de Galinhas [Official Sites for Places to Stay]
Chalé Praia Jardim
Hotel Armação de Porto
Hotel Pontal de Ocaporã
Hotel Solar Porto de Galinhas

Pousada AguaMarinha

Pousada Arco-Íris
Pousada Baía de Maracaípe
Pousada Beira Mar

Pousada Bore Koko  
Pousada Casarão Neves

Pousada do Galo
Pousada dos Coqueiros
Pousada Maracaipe 
Pousada Marlim
Pousada Quatro Estações

Pousada Vivenda do Sol

 Vivenda do Sol

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Boa Viagem Hotels Recife [On-Line or Toll-Free]

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Recife Monte by TravelNow (59.00-59.00) Rua Dos Navegantes - Recife, , Br 51021 010

162 apartments, 10 suites central air conditioning, cable TV, hair dryer, safety deposit and minibar, swimming pool, first aid unit. Non-smoking floors available. One block away from Boa Viagem Beach Auditorium with 400 places Phone: 55 081- 465.7422 Fax: 55 081- 465.8406  

Arcada Hotelby TravelNow (60.00-72.00) AV CONS AGUIAR 3500
parking, restaurant, swimming pool, air, refrigerator, TV, safe. Accepts all cards Phone: 3465.6499
Best Western Manibu Recife by World Choice
Best Western Manibu Recife
by HotelsBrazil
60 to 71 USD
Best Western
Near Beach
Av Conselheiro Aguiar 919

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 100 Rooms 100 meters from Boa Viagem Beach, 3 kilometers from Shopping Center in Recife with 480 shops, 5 kilometers from downtown pool, 24 hour security, bar, parking, meetings for up to 150
INTERNACIONAL PALACE LUCSIN by World Choice (60.00-140.00) Beachfront on Boa Viagem
AV Boa Viagem 3722
RECIFE  51021 000, BR
Conventions for up to 1,400 participants

Grupo Lucsim Hotéis  

Blue Tree Caesar Towers Recife by HoteslBrazill
60 to 97 USD oceanfront in Piedade beach Av. Bernardo Vieira de Melo, 550 - Piedade
Recife 54310-001
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180 comfortable rooms, all with a balcony and ocean view. Cable TV with international channels, mini-bar, in-room safe and air-conditioning. Meetings up to 80 people.
Marante Plaza by HotelsBrazil
67 to 92 USD Beachfront On Boa Viagem Av. Boa Viagem, 1070 - Boa Viagem
Recife 51011-020
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117 rooms and suites finely decorated with central air-conditioning, TV, alarm clock, telephone, and 24 hour room service. On the roof top we have a swimming pool and snack bar with panoramic view and also a dry and wet sauna with a relaxation room. In front of the hotel is a playground and tennis court. Meetings to 110 people. 
Comfort Hotel Ilha Do Leite by World Choice
Comfort Hotel Ilha Do Leite by TravelNow 
(74.00-125.00)  near Beach
Rua Sport Club Do Recife 75
Recife, 50070-450 BR
80 Rooms on 12 Floors. Located near one of the biggest medical centers in the area. Near Olinda historical district. Few minutes from the beach. Walking distance to restaurants and bars.
Recife Palace Lucsim Hotel by World Choice Recife Palace Lucsim Hotel by TravelNow  (90.00-215.00) Beachfront on Boa ViagemAv Boa Viagem 4070
Recife, 51021 BR
293 Rooms on 20 floors. Constructed in 1985. Radio, color TV, direct-dial telephone, cable TV, 24-hour room service and safe deposit boxes. Three bars, two restaurants and a coffee shop. Its conference rooms can accommodate up to 650 people.
Grupo Lucsim Hotéis  
Parthenon Recife Flat by TravelNow  (92.00-172.00) Rua Luis Inacio P De Melo 81 - Recife, , Br Telefax: 3461.5000
Accept all  cards, parking  restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, safe, air, refrigerator, TV.
Parthenon Golden Beachby TravelNow  (120.00-178.00) Av Bernardo Vieira - Recife, , Br

Mar Hotel by World Choice

 Mar Hotel by TravelNow

  Mar Hotel Recife by HotelsBrazil


(74.00-210.00) near Beach
Rua Barao De Souza Leao 451
Recife, 51030-300 BR

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207 rooms on 17 Floors w/ balcony A modern high rise hotel offering well furnished accommodations. Hotel contains Gastronomic Center with 4 restaurants, 3 bars, an Aquatic Park with pools, falls, and fountains. Conference facilities for up to 2060 pax. Health and fitness center (dry sauna, rest room and physical training room), TA facilities at hotel lobby. Modem Jack, Free Newspaper, special rooms for business men. Meetings up to 2,000 people official Mar Hotel Recife
Parthenon Navegantes Flat by TravelNow
(125.00-140.00) 1706 AV NOSSA SENHORA
RECIFE, 51020 010 BR
25 Rooms  -kitchen -microwave -hair Dryer In Bathroom -phone  In Room -cable Tv  -closet -air Conditioning
Atlante Plaza Hotel by World Choice

Atlante Plaza by HotelsBrazil

 Atlante Plaza Hotel by TravelNow 


Beachfront on Boa Viagem
Av Boa Viagem 5426
Recife, 51030000 BR

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236 Rooms on 19 Floors w/ ocean views. Free Airport Shuttle, Sauna, Business Center, laundry and valet service, 24 hour room service, free parking, an outdoor swimming pool, babysitting service, gift shop, travel agency, sauna, gym, and beauty parlor. Panoramic elevators and beach facilities. Meetings to 1,500 people official Hotel Atlante Plaza Recife  
PRAIA OTHON by World Choice

Praia Othon by TravelNow

(145.00-179.95)  Beachfront on Boa Viagem
RECIFE 51011200, BR 
Restaurants, swimming pool, air, refrigerator, all the cards,  3465.3722 TV. 
Blue Tree Cabo Sto Agostinho by TravelNow 

Blue Tree Park Cabo de Santo Agostinho by HotelsBrazil



 Forest & beach Resort 

37 km (23 miles) south of Guararapes International Airport in Recife

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300 luxurious rooms and suites with beautiful views and balconies. Everywhere at the resort there are monitored activities from the beach to the marina, with jet-skis, wind surfing and rental boats for fishing or diving. There are four tennis courts, two sports courts, bicycles, fitness center, sauna and massage. All day assisted programs for children. Play ground and swimming pool.
Recife Hotel Official Sites On Line
Bianca Praia Hotel  
Caesar Park
Cabo de Santo Agostinho

Canariu's Palace Hotel
Grupo Lucsim Hotéis
Holiday Inn
Hotel Aconchego
Hotel Atlante Plaza Recife
Hotel Barramares
Hotel Central e Hotel São Domingos
Hotel Coqueiral  
Hotel Holiday Inn
Hotéis Othon

Hotel Tívoli

Imperial Suítes Flat

Mar Hotel Recife

Park Hotel

Pousada do Forte
Recife Plaza Hotel

Sheraton Petribu Hotel

Studio Ibiza 2
Village Porto de Galinhas
AJ Maracatus do Recife

Rua Maria Carlina 185, Boa Viagem
Recife, PE 51020-220 Tel: (81) 3261221
AJ Maresias
Rua Mamanguape 678, Boa Viagem
Recife, PE 51020-250 Tel: (81) 3266284

Northeast > Pernambuco > Olinda
is, quite simply, one of the largest and most beautiful complexes of colonial architecture in Brazil: a maze of cobbled streets, hills crowned with brilliant white churches, pastel-coloured houses, Baroque fountains and graceful squares. Not surprisingly, in 1982 it was designated a cultural heritage site by UNESCO. Founded in 1535, the old city is spread across several small hills looking back towards Recife, but it belongs to a different world.

Very few beaches of Olinda are recommended for bathing because of inadequate sewage treatment by the town. Praia del Chifre is popular with surfers. Casa Caiada Beach is walkable distance from the Historic zone and its beachfront avenue features many bars and restaurants.

GETTING THERE:  transport links
are good, with buses leaving every few minutes to & from Recife. Cab fares will vary; negotiate in advance


Olinda Hostels 
AJ Cheiro do Mar
Avenida Ministro Marcos Freire 95
Olinda, PE 53030-000 Tel: (81) 4290101
AJ de Olinda
Rua do Sol 233
Olinda, PE 53120-010 Tel: (81) 4291592
Fax: (81) 4212110
AJ do Bonfim
Rua do Bonfim 115
Olinda, PE 53120-090 Tel: (81) 4291674
AJ do Sol
Av Manuel Borba 300, Carmo
Olinda, PE 50051-026Tel: (81) 4391134



Hotel 7 Colinas  
Ladeira de São Francisco,307, Carmo, Olinda. Fone: 439.6055 - 969 - 2891 Fax: 4290723.
Rooms: 39 / beds:156
Pousada São Francisco  
Rua do Sol, 127, Carmo, Olinda
Rooms: 45 / beds: 90 / Restaurant
R. Prudente de Moraes, 441, Carmo, Olinda Fone:3429.0220 - Fax: 3429-1845
Rua do Sol, 233, Carmo, Olinda
Fone: 3429.1592/ Fax: 3439-1913
Rooms: 16/ beds: 80
Pousada do Amparo  
Rua do Amparo 191/199, Amparo
Fone: 3439-1749
Rooms: 08 / beds: 24
Praça Conselheiro João Alfredo, 128 -
Fone/fax: 3439-1163
Rooms: 6/ beds: 51
Av. Min. Marcos Freire, 1551, Bairro Novo.
Fone: 3429-3466 / FAX: 3429-3393.
Rooms: 63/ beds: 166 / Restaurant
Av. Min. Marcos Freire, 633, Bairro Novo.
Fone:3429.1347/ Fax: 3439-5878
Rooms: 52 /beds: 80
Pousada Peter  
Rua do Amparo, 215
Fone: 3439-2172
Large Carnaval section at this web site!
Av. Min. Marcos Freire, 95, Bairro Novo.
Rooms: 08/ beds: 40
Av. Min. Marcos Freire, 1835, Bairro Novo.
Fone: 3429.0863
13 Rooms
Costeiro Olinda Hotel  
Av. Min. Marcos Freire, 681, Bairro Novo.
Rooms: 42/ beds: 84/ Restaurant

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