"RECIFE, my brazilian hometown" Top 5 Page for this destination Recife by cachaseiro

Recife Travel Guide: 140 reviews and 348 photos

And the economic center of North East Brazil.

I have spend almost a year in Recife doing a little work and a lot of partying with my good freinds.
If you are tired of Rio but still wants a big city with a lively beach, then Recife is not a bad place to go.
It can seem like just another big ugly city at first, but it really has a great cultural scene and it´s a very vibrant city.

Recife has a nice beach suburb.

Boa viagem is the place to stay in Recife.
It has a very nice beach front and even if it´s not very suitable for swimming (due to undercurrents and sharks) it´s a very cool place to hang out as it has a great social scene.
It´s kinda like Ipanema or Copacabana in rio, but just a little more laid back.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It's full of brazilians.
  • Cons:A few ugly sex tourists.
  • In a nutshell:A good place to start your brazilian journey
  • Last visit to Recife: Apr 1998
  • Intro Updated Nov 7, 2009
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  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    "Ilha do amor", that sounds really very romantic ! I had been in Recife 20 years ago, it was a regular stop on our Southamerica-cruises !

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2010 at 6:27 AM

    Thanks for your presentation of that famous place.....

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Wow, did u say you were in Recife for almost a year??? Wow... taht's awesome. I was just watching something about the tiger sharks attacking people in Recife...but very nice city...Norman :)

  • Mehmet1234's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2007 at 7:57 PM

    I had a brazilian friend years ago she is from recife what a gorgeous beach town that i saw from your page. she went back to Brazil years ago haven't been back in st aug since.

  • poons's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2006 at 4:29 AM

    Man... You just never stop!!! Love your Brazil stuff by the way.... I'm excited for you for your return in April. :)

  • msforbes's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2005 at 9:46 AM

    Some quality tips here. Any chance on some more? I would love to see this part of Brazil.

  • travelife's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2005 at 11:56 AM

    Now I have an idea where this place is! Did you have a piece of beach only to yourself as they claim in guidebooks? Reza

  • msp_ssa's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2005 at 10:43 PM

    "Arrange a time" with a Brazilian? Sounds risky to me. :-)

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2005 at 7:35 PM

    Recife is realy a beauty spot, fine food, friendy people and great beaches, good choice for every traveller. tks for the page Claus

  • racheljapi's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2004 at 1:39 PM

    One place I've yet to go but will check out soon! All the beach comments about Brazil are VERY true (Plus the everyone must go part)! Nice pics!!


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