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Recife

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Pôrto das Galinhas

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56,122,24

Olinda

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71,164,8

Itamaracá

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16,49,0

Caruaru

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5,9,0

Boa Viagem

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0,2,0

Vitória

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0,19,17

Ilha de Itamaracá

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1,8,0

Igarassu

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9,14,0

Recife

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  • Recife Antigo

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Recife Things to Do

    A strong effort is being made in Recife's historical area, recuperating its most beautiful buildings. Before leaving Portugal, a friend told me that he didn't like Recife, because it was old, degraded, and dirty. But everything has a negative and a positive side: those old and degraded buildings they kept, are now the base of the good work that is...

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  • Recife Palace Hotel

    Recife Hotels

    My first sensation was... some disappointment: It is a business hotel near the beach, and not a...

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  • Top Grill

    Recife Restaurants

    This was the best "Rodizio" we visited in Recife. The food is excellent, and the service very gentle. The prices are high, as expected, but not exaggerated. Rodizio

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Pôrto das Galinhas

  • Feed the fish

    Pôrto das Galinhas Things to Do

    In Maragogi, the guys that make underwater photos of the tourists deny that they feed the fish - they say it's forbidden but the way the fishes surround them in particular, denounces that hidden practice. In Porto Galinhas, the boat men take fish food to divide with their costumers, and feeding fish is assumed as one of the best amusements....

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  • Pousada Ecoporto

    Pôrto das Galinhas Hotels

    Avenida Beira Mar, s/n, Merepe 2 - Km 6,5, Porto de Galinhas, State of Pernambuco, PE 09, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Eccosystem Protecting

    Pôrto das Galinhas Warnings and Dangers

    In Maragogi and Itamaracá it was easy to notice the precautions took to protect the reef and its life. In Porto de Galinhas no special warning was made. Maybe because everything happens in a single hole, in a secluded area, where the fish seem domesticated, such is the tranquility they show eating from people's hands, the visual control is easier,...

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Olinda

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  • Good Seafood

    Olinda Restaurants

    $S4Roberto, our driver took us to this restaurant saying that it was good, with a small price. It was his biggest mistake: It was veeeery good, with a not so small price. But it served us one of the best meals he had In Brazil. CrabMoqueca of lobster, fish and shrimps

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  • Hotel 7 Colinas

    Olinda Hotels

    Street of San Francisco 307, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, 53120-070, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Advance of the sea

    Olinda Warnings and Dangers

    In some areas the sea is advancing, swallowing beach and everything unprotected. Some friends of mine bought an apartment near Recife, and their beach... is gone. In Olinda it's easy to see the struggle to sustain the sea. To win or to loose? If you plan any kind of investment pay attention to your chosen area!

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Itamaracá

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  • Miss wet t-shirt

    Itamaracá Warnings and Dangers

    We laughed with Fernanda's look, coming out of the water with a transparent t-shirt. However, after the sun burning in Maragogi it was the best solution, and that's an advice: beware with the sun in the tropics - the t-shirt works fine.

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  • Orange Fort

    Itamaracá Tourist Traps

    It's referred as a Dutch fort. Wrong. As you may notice by the coat of arms over the entrance, it is a Portuguese fort. Its real name is well Portuguese: Forte de Santa Cruz de Itamaracá. The confusion is due to the circumstance that the fort was built over the ruins of a prior fort, that one really built by the dutch. Portuguese reconstruction...

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  • Craft surprise

    Itamaracá Tourist Traps

    We took a boat trip across the bay, along the mangles, to Coroa do Avião islet. Without notice nor request, we were stopped inland, to visit a craft shop. No problem, we are used to it, but didn't expect it in such a "private" transportation. Tourism traps are spreading also in Itamaracá.

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Caruaru

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  • Forro.

    Caruaru Favorites

    Forro is a dance where you dance as a couple very close together and kinda rock from side to side while you almost tangle up in eachother because you are so close.The dance origins from Caruaru, but is danced all over Brazil.Especially in the north east where it is the most popular dance among the locals.

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  • Churches.

    Caruaru Things to Do

    The interior of Brazil is quite religious and the churches plays an omportant part of many peoples life.Caruaru has quite a few chuches.Some of them pretty oddly shaped

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  • The market.

    Caruaru Things to Do

    The market in Caruaru is one of the biggest in South America dn interesting to visit if you wanna get a feel of how the locals live and what they buy and sell.This is not a tourist market at all.I did not see one foreigner when i was there.It´s a very local market where people from the whole state of Pernambuco comes to buy and sell stuff.

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Igarassu

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  • Seu Roberto

    Igarassu Transportation

    I wouldn't visit Igarassu if it wasn't... "Seu Roberto". Roberto is a taxi driver, recommended by a friend, and, for a week, he was our driver, bodyguard (he has been 20 years in Police), guide, and... friend. In our way to Itamaracá, he decided to make a detour to show us Igarassu. Well done, Roberto! I saw! He was really happy, because we...

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  • The Choir Of Santo Antonio Church

    Igarassu Off The Beaten Path

    If you visit the church on your own, you will probably miss this part of it, which happens to be the best. It's closed, and the girl(boy) that offers to lead you in, has the key. It's cheap to pay the 2 Real they ask and accept the offer. PS - The gentle young girl that lead us inside was so embarrassed and ashamed when I had to explain her WHO was...

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  • Waiting its turn

    Igarassu Off The Beaten Path

    Close to S Cosme and Damião (one day I'll check why do these two saints always share the same church and prayers) there's a larger convent seeming abandoned. I know the budget is always short, but the church of Sagrado Coração de Jesus looks like deserving the treatment gave to Santo Antonio.

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