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Porto de Galinhas

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Coconut trees, reefs, natural pools and surfing championships in one of the main tourist destinations in the Brazilian northeast.

The state of Pernambuco is famous for its white sand beaches, natural pools with colorful fish, reefs and warm water practically all year round. Its most famous destination is Porto de Galinhas , only 62 kilometers south of the capital Recife .

beach and sailing in Porto de Galinhas
beach and sailing in Porto de Galinhas
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Its natural beauty has placed it as one of the most popular and sought after destinations in Brazil, to the point that in high season the main beach of Porto de Galinhas is notably saturated with tourists, umbrellas and sailboats.

beach in Porto de Galinhas
beach in Porto de Galinhas
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This is particularly annoying for those seeking tranquility on their vacations; However, the popularity that Porto de Galinhas has acquired in the last 20 years has also allowed the traveler to have a tourist infrastructure that allows access to a naturally paradisiacal region without spending the money that would be required for other more exclusive destinations.

Porto de Galinhas
Porto de Galinhas
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This region of northeastern Brazil, located between the south of the state of Pernambuco and the north of the state of Alagoas, also has other notable destinations that it is possible to visit as a walk and thus complement the attractions of a holiday in Porto de Galinhas, in this sense, the beautiful Praia de carneiros is particularly interesting, only 30 kilometers to the south( View on satellite map ), and the beaches of < em> Maragogi , already in the state of Alagoas.

beach in Porto de Galinhas
beach in Porto de Galinhas
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Since one of the main beach attractions of Porto de Galinhas are the natural pools that form between the reefs at low tide and which are accessed by sailing boats, it is important to choose well the dates of our vacations so that our stay coincides with the low tide during beach hours , in this way you can better appreciate the natural pools and know the paradisiacal Porto de Galinhas that tourism agencies promote.

Resort in Porto de Galinhas
Resort in Porto de Galinhas
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Check the tide status in Porto de Galinhas

How to make the best use of natural pools according to the tides

Porto de Galinhas
Porto de Galinhas
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The maximum and minimum values ​​of the tides are given with an alternation of 6 hours, that is to say that during the 24 hours of the day there are 2 maximums and 2 minimums, taking into account that on the beaches of the Brazilian northeast it darkens very early and the afternoons they are shorter, it is convenient that the minimum of the tide is given during the morning or before noon, in this way we will appreciate better the natural pools of Porto de Galinhas , it is worth mentioning that the natural pools are appreciated with values ​​below 1.0.

Porto de Galinhas
Porto de Galinhas
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See the values ​​and times for the tides of the next months in the following links:

Updated June 2012

Climate: best time of year to travel to Porto de Galinhas

While temperatures are relatively high year-round; if you have chosen to travel to Porto de Galinhas during the low season, it is advisable to avoid winter(between June and August) since it rains a lot, and choose to visit Porto de Galinhas from September In high season(between December and the end of carnival), however, the weather is usually good and with little rain, however, it is worth noting that it is an extremely busy destination and substantially more expensive during the summer months.
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Beaches of Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ( View on satellite map )

The main beach of the village and also the busiest and most populated by tourists in high season, through small sailboats accesses its main attraction: the natural pools of crystalline and warm water, surrounded by coral reefs.

Maracaípe ( View on satellite map ) Surf Beach, home to important national and international competitions: during October it is home to the Surf World Cup , its waves are dangerous to swim.

Pontal de Maracaipe ( View on satellite map )

South end of the Maracaipe beach, coral reefs and natural pools and the encounter with the Merepe river.

Cupe ( See on satellite map ) Strong waves ideal for Surfing, although it is not very pta to bathe.

High wall ( View on satellite map )

So named for its sand wall, very quiet beach, it is extensive and has many coconut trees and natural pools formed by its great barrier reef. Accessible via buggi.

Gamboa ( View on satellite map ) Deserted beach to the north from Porto de Galinhas, near the port of Suape , with palm forests and a barrier reef that contains the sea, is accessed from the Muro Alto beach.

Ponta de Serrandi ( View on satellite map )

Many palm trees and crystal clear water, crossing the reef barrier, good for surfing.

Toquinho ( View on satellite map )

To the south. Palm trees and strong waves. Reefs and the extra attraction of the meeting of the sea with the river Sirinhaém. Opposite is the island of Santo Aleixo ( View on satellite map ).

Praia de Carneiros ( View on satellite map )

Pertaining to Tamandaré , 30 kilometers south of the village of Porto de Galinhas. Of great beauty with palm forests, reefs, natural pools, white sand and crystal clear sea.

How to get to Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas is located in the municipality of Ipojuca 62 kilometers from Recife, the Guarapapes airport, in Recife See on map , is the closest airport to this destination.

From Recife by bus

The bus company Viação Cruzeiro takes the journey Recife - Porto de Galinhas, the bus, can be taken in the center of Recife or near the airport, it takes between 1 hour and a half and 2 hours to get to Porto de Galinhas .

Distances from other Brazilian capitals

São Paulo : 2600 km Rio de Janeiro : 2300 km Salvador : 800 km < Natal : 330 km Recife : 62 km More information about Brazil and its Beaches: BrazilBeachTravel.com

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