Recife

Recife (‘heh-see-fee’), capital of Pernambuco, is the Northeast’s most exciting city after Salvador, with a vibrant cultural, entertainment and restaurant scene, an intriguing historic center, an impressive coastal setting, and a fabulous Carnaval. It's a sprawling, urban place of glassy high-rises, crowded commercial areas, thundering traffic and extensive suburbs; if you like your cities gutsy, gritty and proud, Recife is for you. It takes its name from the offshore recifes (reefs) that calm the waters of its ports and shoreline.

The charming and far more tranquil historic town of Olinda lies on Recife’s northern edge, just 6km from the city center, and many visitors opt to stay in Olinda and visit Recife during the day, or venture into Recife for the animated nightlife.

The city center, a jumble of office blocks, colonial churches and thronged market areas, is spread over several islands and peninsulas at the mouths of the Rio Capibaribe and other rivers, with a dozen bridges crisscrossing the waterways (which often don't smell too great). The main districts of interest here are the historic Recife Antigo on the ocean side, increasingly attractive to visit thanks to an ongoing revival program, and Santo Antônio to its west, with governmental and bustling commercial districts. After dark and on Sunday afternoon many streets in the center (except Recife Antigo) are empty. The high-rise, middle-class, beach suburb Boa Viagem, with the best range of accommodations and restaurants, begins 3km south of the center and extends about 5km along the coast. Recife’s airport is at the south end of Boa Viagem, 2km inland; the bus station is a 17km metro ride west of the center.
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Beach Class Suites

Since 2004, the Beach Class Suites, one of the newest hotels in Recife, has represented quality, com..

$295.00

BEST WESTERN MANIBU RECIFE

This 4-star hotel offers complete leisure and gourmet facilities only 100 yards from Boa Viagem Beac..

$151.25

Blue Tree Towers Recife

Blue Tree Towers Recife is the best option for those who are traveling for business or pleasure. It ..

$138.75

City-tour :Olinda & Recife

The tour begins with a panoramic tour of Recife, including the three sectors making up the city cent..

$168.75

GOLDEN RECIFE PALACE

Golden Tulip Recife Palace is on the famous Praia de Boa Viagem Beach, just a 5-minute drive from th..

$246.25

HOTEL ATLANTE PLAZA

Located on the happening avenue of the capital of Pernambuco, Boa Viagem Avenue, Atlante Plaza Hotel..

$286.25

MAR HOTEL RECIFE

Mar Hotel Recife is located on Boa Viagem beach, a noble neighborhood of the capital of Pernambuco a..

$187.50

MERCURE RECIFE NAVEGANTES

The Mercure Apartments Recife Navegantes offers air conditioned rooms with equipped kitchens in a pr..

$233.75

RECIFE PRAIA HOTEL

Right across Boa Viagem Beach, Recife Praia Hotel features panoramic sea views, a swimming pool, a r..

$146.25