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Day Tour to Porto de Galinhas: Beach Hopping By Buggy

May 12, 2009
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Day Trip to Porto de Galinhas: Beach Hopping By Buggy

This Day Tour from Recife to Porto de Galinhas is a guided tour. You will be taken to Porto de Galinhas by car or mini-bus. Once there, we will be met by a buggy driver, and our day of beach hopping will begin.

During the day we will visit the natural lagoons and swimming pools along the coast at Muro Alto, in Porto de Galinhas center, and at Maracíape. We will also take a flat bed boat trip into the mangrove, the breeding grounds of seahorses and other wildlife.

Lunch will be at a local restaurant serving good quality national and international dishes. You will also have the chance to browse the art, craft and souvenir shops briefly, but our focus will be on beach hopping.

TO BOOK THIS TOUR contact me for the latest agenda, pricing and a booking form.

Mauro Alto Lagoon

Mauro Alto Lagoon

The tour will commence at a central meeting point in Boa Viagem, with taxi transfer from your hotel arranged if required.  We will depart at 8am and arrive in Porto de Galinhas approximately 45mins later. After meeting our buggy drivers we will head to our first stop,  Muro Alto (High Wall). The name refers to the reef which creates a natural lagoon, perfect for bathing in shallow waters that are tropical temperatures, with no risk of shark attacks.

Next, we will take the buggy to  a second area of natural pools, perfect for another dip, and a stop for some refreshing coconut water.

4-12From this point, the buggy will take us into the center of Porto de Galinhas.

The Reef

The Reef

If the tide is low you can take a jangada (flat bed boat) out to a reef.  On the reef you can snorkel in the shallow waters that are teaming with fish.  After browsing around the local shops, we will head to a restaurant for a lunch of local or international cuisine, which will include vegetarian options.

Maracaipe

Maracaipe

After lunch our buggies will pick us up for the ride along the long palm tree lined beach of Maracaípe, considered one of the best beaches in Brazil, and a haven for surfers. If the tide is low, there is another large expanse of natural pools at the end of the beach.  Nearby, Rio Maracaípe joins the ocean here, and bathing in the river is an alternative if it is high tide.

Mangrove

Mangrove

On the river are more jangada boats that will take us on a short trip into the mangrove for some spectacular views and a little wildlife spotting. It is a famous point because of the seahorses that breed here.

Seahorse

Seahorse

After the tour, and perhaps a further dip in the river, we will head back to the buggy taxis and return to the center of Porto and connect with our driver for the return journey to Recife.  We should be back in Recife between 6.30-7pm, depending on the traffic.

TO BOOK THIS TOUR contact me for the latest agenda, pricing and a booking form.

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