Recife travel guide

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You're Going to Love Recife

Recife is the capital of the northeastern state of Pernambuco and a vibrant, bustling coastal city. Settled by the Dutch, it has a fascinating Old Town and a modern skyline of gleaming towers along the beach. It is a city surrounded by water, with many canals and rivers as well as the reef-calmed ocean.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Recife

What to do in Recife

Boa Viagem Beach

When to Visit Recife

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Recife has a tropical climate, with an average temperature of 78 degrees, which changes little throughout the year. The dry season is September-March, which may be most comfortable for a visit.

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How to Get to Recife

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Where to Stay in Recife

Albergue Maracatus do Recife offers budget dorm rooms right beside the beach. The Internacional Palace Hotel offers luxury rooms with a beach view.

Popular Neighborhoods in Recife

Where to stay in popular areas of Recife

Most booked hotels in Recife

How to Get Around Recife

The Cost of Living in Recife

Shopping Streets

Casa da Cultura on Rue Floriano Peixoto is a mall in a converted prison selling local arts and crafts. Paço Alfândega on Rua da Alfândega is a modern mall selling fashion and electronics.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Recife will cost R$3.83 and a dozen eggs are R$7.40.

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Where to Eat in Recife

Chica Pitanga on Rua Petrolina serves good regional food priced by weight, while Assucar on Rua da Alfândega serves classic northeastern Brazil dishes. Expect to pay around R$20 in a budget restaurant and R$80 for a main in Assucar.