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Maracaípe (65 km South of Recife)

January 6, 2009


Maracaípe is undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Brazil. It is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Porto de Galinhas and easily accessed by buggy taxi for approx R$15 each way.

pontal-do-maracaipe-01At high tide it is perfect for surfing, kite surfing and body boarding. National and international competitions are held here. At low tide, the far end of the beach Pontal de Maracaípe is a massive area of natural pools full of tropical fish and great for bathing and snorkeling.

maracaipe-mangrovesNearby is Rio Maracaípe (just a short walk). Here you can swim in the tidal river which runs into the mangrove, a breading ground for seahorses and crabs. A one-hour guided tour for a flat R$8 per person is well worth it  –very relaxing and picturesque, and you get chance to see some wildlife.

There are a few places to stay here, but most people stay in Porto de Galinhas and come here for the day, although nightlife is good here too in summer.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Olivia permalink
    November 26, 2009 23:20

    I’m so excited for you! It truly was WONDERFUL having you as a guide and seeing the BEST that Recife and it’s gorgeous beaches had to offer. Would certainly LOVE to go back someday. Best of luck!!! Happy Holidays.

    Heath and Olivia
    Santa Cruz, Bolivia

  2. paulbarnett permalink*
    November 27, 2009 07:23

    Thanks for your comment. It was a pleasure to be a guide for you too! I am really hoping you do make it back. I have so many more trips to offer now, and more in development. I will enjoy showing you the real Brazil! Regards to Heath too.


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