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Praia De Calhetas

| Litoral Sul, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Ranked #11 of 138 Attractions in Recife
Type: Beaches
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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Gaibu and Calhetas are beautiful, clean, safe, great for family vacations or day trip from Recife. You can have dinner cooked on spot to go with your beer, just talk to the ladies in the barracks.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Ver Quaint place. Much more than the other beaches. Beautiful protected areas and ruins around! Near the capital, it takes around 40 min to get there. I heard the surroundings have been a little dangerous lately, after they developed the oil business there!

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Philadelphia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I love Calhetas!! It's about an hour's drive from Recife and is really the easiest of the "Postcard" beaches in Pernambuco to reach... further away is Porto de Galinhas... Calhetas has a couple of little barzino's with really fine food... it's a protected cove with pristine water, surrounded one side by huge boulders and on the other dramatic cliffs. You... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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282 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This beach is even more beautiful when you look at it from the above -- you can do it along the access road. This is a small beach. It should be much better to enjoy it during the week, when there's much less people there. Access road is dirt but that’s no big deal to reach the beach.

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Goiania, GO
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226 reviews 226 reviews
138 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The beach is too small and the sand is thick. The restaurant has a nice food, but the service is extremely slow and inefficient. The bathroom is clean. Don't get the service of "Luck Receptivo" (the main travel agency of the region), it's very expensive and they fool the clients.

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Brazil
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

It's like a private bech, a nice location,beautiful!

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Recife
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

On weekdays at least. Ideal for families with children, who don`t mind driving all the way to this beach. Food and drinks might be expensive at the restaurants nearby.

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Recife, PE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This beautiful small beach is surrounded by hills and one can take a walk from Gaibu to the rocks to the hills to down the hill to arrive at the beach – take a few snacks at Arthur if you feel hungry & thirsty! Recife youngsters enjoy to go to this beach on week-ends, but may be tiresome and troublesome... More

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