Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
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Porto de Galinhas is one of the top beach destinations in Brazil, with one of the most unique and stunning coastlines in the country. When you arrive in this paradise-like city, you'll come across amazing natural pools close to the shore, with stunning crystal clear waters where you can see a variety of colorful fish. The beauty of its tropical vegetation along with the white sand beaches filled with palm trees create the perfect getaway for couples, families and groups in search of adventure and relaxation along this city's unique shores.
Porto de Galinhas is located in the municipality of Ipojuca. Recife (the capital city of the state of Pernambuco), along with its international airport, are located 35 miles north of Porto de Galinhas. With all of its unique options for fun and relaxation, this city has quickly become a Brazilian favorite, located at the top of many tourists' itineraries.
What was once a peaceful town in the 1980s, today has transformed into a boardwalk filled with stores, small shopping centers, restaurants and bars. Porto de Galinhas has a lot of attractions to offer, along with great options for accommodations, hotels and inns, perfect for any beach-loving tourist.
This beautiful destination has seven spectacular beaches stretching over eleven miles: Praia de Camboa, Muro Alto, Cupe, Porto de Galinhas, Maracaipe and Pontal de Maracaipe. The warm, clear waters offer a natural aquarium formed by stunning coral reefs.
A Bit of History
This city got its name from the history of African slaves, who were referred to as "galinhas" (chickens) when they arrived in Brazil. The local sugar cane mills today offer fascinating tours for travelers interested in learning about the height of the region's sugar cane period and its origins. The mills are found throughout the region, perfect for an exciting day trip.
Come and enjoy a first-hand experience of this magical destination filled with warm sunshine, relaxing beaches and incredible landscapes along with fascinating and exciting activities. Whether you're here to relax or to get your adrenaline pumping, you'll find what you're looking for in beautiful Porto de Galinha!