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Porto de Galinhas Beach

Praia Porto De Galinhas, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This has been my favorite beach for years. The water is clear, the marine life can be seen even a few feet deep, there are natural pools where the reef creates an oasis for the fish . There are small sailboat tours to see them closely, really fun to do. Food and drinks are served at the beach, chairs are... More

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SLC, UT, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great beach! It's huge, clean, the sand's soft, and the waves are great for beginning surfers and bodyboarders. You can rent umbrellas and chairs for about R$ 20. There are a lot of vendors walking along the beach which can be annoying but they also sell delicious things like fried cheese (queijo coalho). Hopefully you'll get to... More

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El Monte, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If this is indeed the beach where the "natural pools" are located, it is gorgeous! The barrier reef keeps the ocean water from creating waves that crash down on the sand so the water is warm, clear and calm. Plus, the surrounding area is nothing but soft sand and palms trees. We were lucky to visit on a morning when... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was a pleasant day trip to one of the nieces beaches I've seen in Brazil. They have good restaurants around, the beach was clean and the water clear and warm and the overall vibe is kinda relaxed and hippie.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great, food, the beach was amazing for a lazy afternoon having freshly-made piña coladas sitting in the sand. Lots of local restaurants, which offer fantastic food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Loved this spot! Very clear waters with lots of marine life and relatively white sands. Not as many tourists as Ipanema or Copacabana too. Keep a look out for the jangada's (canoes) that take tourists out to the tidal pools for around R$20. For public transport, take the Cruzeiro bus from the Terminal Cais de Santa Rita in the Recife... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The tidal pools make this a cool beach to see, but not a great beach to lay out or spend the day on.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The beach is a typical Brazilian white sand, blue water beach, warm; but it was like a flesh market on the weekend. The number and the aggressiveness of the street hustles were daunting and unpleasant, reducing the fun and relaxation drastically. Finally, the scuba diving is a joke. Only murky water with sand and occasional unimpressive small fish. My dive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We were staying at Recife and our brazilian friends took us to this nice beach. I would have loved to stayed there at least a night but at least had the chance to see all around. Really new place and many places to stay and very updated beach and the water is really calm compared to Recife and its sharks.... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Beautiful beach. Lots of water and land activities to do. Great restaurants and little village with shopping etc

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