Boa Viagem Beach
A very visited urban beach. At these 7 km long (about 4.35 miles) it gathers many entertainment options. The best swimming areas are indicated by signposts. Although surfing is not allowed, the shore itself is an amazing spot. With plenty kiosks, bars, sports courts, the Beach in Boa Viagem is the favorite place of the people from Recife during the weekends. It is the most complete of Pernambuco regarding the infrastructure of hotels.
Borders the most urbanized area of the city. The shore is taken by the huge hotels. The waters are green and the natural reefs made the beach to become into a sight for a postcard. Because it is an open water spot, which leads to the presence of sharks in the deeper areas, surfing is prohibited on that site. However swimming in allowed areas don’t cause any risk.
Although located in an area of major urban area, between Piedade and Barra de Jangada, its waters are shallow, with few waves, making it ideal for sea bathing. It also offers tourist infrastructure, with a good number of bars, restaurants, hotels and inns.
Barra de Jangada Beach
It is between Candeias and the mouth of the River Jaboatão. His dark and shallow waters are a result of river and the sea meeting. This beach has few waves and when the tide is low form shoals, used as natural harbors for small boats. The Barra de Jangada structure offers bars, restaurants, marinas and lodges. The Pontal da Barra, one can make the crossing by boat to the Island of Love, untouched vegetation beach which is near the coast.
CABO DE SANTO AGOSTINHO
Beach of Paiva
The Beach of Paiva is 46 km from Recife. It has no infrastructure for tourists, but gradually has emerged as target for those who travel through the southern coast. Ideal for enjoying nature with white sand, rough seas and native vegetation mixed of Atlantic forest with a beautiful view of coconut trees. With the low tide, tide pools are formed due to the reefs. To cross the new road leading to the beach, the toll price is R$ 3,70 on weekdays and R$ 5,50 on weekends and holidays.
Enseada dos Corais
It’s a summer beach with sand, natural pools, clear warm waters. It still has remnants of Atlantic Forest and coconut trees. It has been known as Praia do Boto.
In the past, the Gaibu beach served as slave port. Currently, it is a very visited beach by vacationers. It is characterized by white sands, clear warm waters and natural pools. It is also a good area for surfing.
Small bay with thick sand, clear and many stones on the edge. In the past, served as a port of the Portuguese troops who fought against the Dutch.
Bay protected by a natural barrier of sandstone reef , with many rocks and coconut trees. In the past, there were on site several battles between the Portuguese, Dutch and the brazilian native tribe the Caetés. Today, the beach of Suape is appropriate for water sports. There are fishing boats in the sand, stalls and luxury hotels.
Muro Alto Beach
Great beach for swimming, with a natural pool of 3 km (about 186 miles). Access to the shore by buggy or walk on dirt road through Praia do Cupe.
Porto de Galinhas Beach
One of the most famous beaches in Brazil. Porto de Galinhas is 64 km from Recife. It features bright white sandy beaches and crystal clear pools. Good for water sports such as jet skiing, banana boating, raft and diving trip. The town has a good infrastructure for tourists. The downtown is full of restaurants and bars. And the beach has busy nightlife.
It is considered an elitist coastal area, because of their closed luxury condos. The resort is named after an old coconut farm in the 1970s, which had stumps of palm trees.
Popular beach visited especially by surfers. The waves reach 2 feet tall. National and international championships of surf happen on the beach. In Pontal, Rio Maracaípe flows into the ocean. On the shore, there are mangrove vegetation.
Beach with an average strip of sand and calm sea. Serrambi is one of the busiest beaches of the south coast of Pernambuco. In the January holidays, many families spend summer on this place. A little less trendy than Porto de Galinhas, it’s still point of the youth.
Barra de Sirinhaém Beach
Main starting point for the island of Santo Aleixo, the urban beach has green and warm waters. It has rivers and mangroves, but is eventually polluted in the show of the river.
The landscape is like a paradise. This is the result of the sea meeting with the Formoso River, in a region rich in mangroves. Access becomes a little tricky because of the private properties, but visiting is indispensable.
The beach is formed by two bays. Very busy, has several stalls serving seafood. Next to Porto de Galinhas and Serrambi, form the most visited triad among the youth in the summer.
Beach of Porto
Well known for its tranquility, is the main beach of Barreiros. Famous throughout Brazil for being filmed for “A Indomada”, a soap opera of TV Globo (tv broadcaster). It has almost 2 km long and is surrounded by rock formations at both ends.
SÃO JOSÉ DA COROA GRANDE
São José da Coroa Grande Beach
It is located just over 120 km from Recife, bordering Alagoas. Its attractive natural pools, considered one of the most important tourist centers of Pernambuco’s coast. Its whole coast is full of coral reefs.
Maria Farinha Beach
The beach of Maria Farinha is known throughout Brazil for its ability to accommodate a wide variety of water sports. The beach is located between the river and the sea. It has coconut trees, large stretches of sand and mangroves.
Tour boats leave Gavoa Beach to Coroa do Avião (Itamaracá). During low tide, the water gets shallow in the span of about 300 meters offshore.
Coroa do Avião
Extensive sandbank located between the Island of Itamaracá and the Santa Cruz Channel. It is one of the main postcards of Pernambuco. Is the basis of surveys of migratory birds. One option to get to the Coroa is to take a raft from the Fort Orange Beach. On weekends, the are several boats anchored in the region. When visiting the Coroa do Avião, pay attention to the time of tide, to enjoy it in the low tide.
Known for the silent waves, the beach of Sossego is ideal for those who want to rest. At low tide, sand banks form 30 meters from the beach. Nearby, other beaches such as Ilha do Pontal and Fortinho, complete the landscape.
Ponta de Pedras Beach
It is the main beach of the city of Goiana. Straight, with weak waves and fine sand, it is frequented by vacationers from the north coast. It has bars and restaurants throughout its length.
In addition to Ponta de Pedras, Goiana attracts visitors to the winding beach Catuama. With reefs and calm waters, the area also has extensive coconut trees in your landscape.
FERNANDO DE NORONHA ISLAND
Fernando de Noronha is one of the most beautiful places in Brazil. Also called paradise by many people, the archipelago was first found by the explorer Américo Vespúcio, on 1503, during the expedition of Gonçalo Coelho, who was taking the route of a map and named it of “Ilha da Quaresma. The island was donated in the following year by the King D. Manuel to Fernão de Noronha. The name of the island was given behalf him and was the first hereditary captaincy of Brazil.
The archipelago has 17 beaches. Some of them were sedimented by volcanic lava. It has several formations of natural pools, with rich marine fauna. Also noteworthy are the cliffs, where more than 20 species of seabirds live.
Best beaches: Praia da Caieira, Atalaia, Baía do Sueste, Leão, Enseada dos Golfinhos, Baía do Sancho, Baía dos Porcos, Cacimba do Padre, Quixaba, Bode, Americano, Boldró, Conceição, Meio, Cachorro, Biboca e Santo Antônio.
The Archipelago of Fernando de Noronha has a main port in the bay of Santo Antônia and a second one in the bay of Sueste . The bay of Sancho was elected, recently, the most beautiful beach in Brazil.