Boa Viagem Beach

Boa Viagem Beach, Recife: Hours, Address, Boa Viagem Beach Reviews: 4/5

Boa Viagem Beach
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This upscale waterfront area, with tall buildings, hotels and great restaurants, has an excellent beach and a lively nightlife.
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vitorbabrazil
Salvador, BA8,211 contributions
Great for a walk
May 2021
Let me start by reminding visitors that access to the beach is not allowed on weekends due to the pandemic!
This very long promenade is quite safe and pleasant to walk along day or night, obviously with extra care in later hour.
Kiosks offering drinks and bites, public toilets and training/sports equipment can be found along the many kilometres, all marked on the pavement for jogging references.
The bike lane is unfortunately never respected and one should watch for two-wheeled pickpockets.
Free wifi doesn't work as promoted.
Written June 5, 2021
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Edward D.
Lucena, PB2,880 contributions
Nice beach!
May 2021
Boa Viagem Beach is the most famous in Recife and has a great structure for tourists. The place is quite busy; when the weather is favorable, it is common to see bathers and people exercising.

This beach has warm, greenish waters, providing not only a good dip in the sea but also an excellent background for the eyes. The strip of sand is 7 kilometers (about 4 miles) lined with coconut trees. On the sidewalk there are kiosks that sell drinks & snacks and on the sands, street vendors.
Boa Viagem has relatively weak waves because the shore is protected by a large coral reef. At low tide, several natural pools are formed, especially around the Grand Mercure hotel.
There are several signs on the beach warning of the risk of shark attack. In Recife there are bull shark attacks, so it is important to take some precautions, such as avoiding diving at high tide, or just not going into the water (between June 1992 and September 2006 there were 47 shark attacks resulting in 17 deaths. According to the Shark Attack File, the most recent attacks in Recife occurred in 2011).
Written June 3, 2021
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O.C.I.U Xs Max
Elmhurst, PA25 contributions
Nice place to relax
Nov 2020 • Friends
Good spot for week days,some weekends very busy but nice safe good drink's. Close to hotel and hot ocean
Written November 15, 2020
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vitorbabrazil
Salvador, BA8,211 contributions
What one must know about Boa Viagem
Sep 2020
Being the most famous beach in Recife and in the area where most hotels are, this is the place to be when here!
The very present signage about sharks and tides is no joke, it's there for a reason, so DO NOT cross the reefs by any reason whatsoever, nor go for a swim in high tide!
Due to the skyscrapers, the beach gets shaded around 3pm in most parts, which doesn't prevent one from still enjoying it, bearing the tide in mind.
During this covid times, it is mandatory to keep the mask on while on the beach, though nobody does it! Vendors must have it on anyway and there is control.
Speaking of them, use your judgement to decide what to consume from them in terms of food for the sake of your intestines!
The use of beach chairs and parasol at no cost is conditioned to ordering something, or else it costs 5-10 reais per person.
Along the promenade there are public toilets but don't expect them to be impeccably clean; ask the caretaker for toilet paper if needed.
Any time day or night don't show off belongings like jewellery or smartphones, nor do you take valuables in a wallet for a walk, there are many pickpockets around.
Other than that, enjoy the place to be in Recife!!
Written September 6, 2020
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SERVCONTEC
Recife, PE26 contributions
Quiet and beautiful beach
Mar 2020 • Couples
A whole week enjoying the beaches of Boa Viajem, everything is at hand. Enjoying the recife sunset. the hospitality of the people is very admirable.
Written March 22, 2020
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1alwaystraveling
Richmond, VA517 contributions
Nice for families, but the area is showing its age....
Mar 2020 • Solo
Though the beach looks scenic, and the blues and greens of the water are candy to the eye, there really is not much too the place. Nice sidewalks close to the beach, the one across the street you can’t walk 5 yards without tripping because of the unevenness. The sand is nice, and there are plenty of vendors offering an umbrella and seat. Free outdoor fitness area and a bike lane, with nice vegetation along the strip. But not many restaurants or proper places to eat along the beach area. Though the beach is cleaned, the water, well, you are just a mile or two from the old industrial portion of Recife, and the drainage waterways pour into the ocean less than a mile away. So nice beach to relax, but not swim in, and the entire area just seems old in spite of hotels and apartments with wannabe modern facelifts.
Written March 9, 2020
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Gabriel M
18 contributions
Better than Rio
Jan 2020
Recife is beautiful and the best part of Brazil by far

The natural rock pools are great to swim in and so picturesque, warm water you won’t want to leave this beautiful hidden gem of Brazil
Written January 1, 2020
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Austin5555
Belem, PA15 contributions
Walking the Pria
Dec 2019
Nice Area, many vendors, Chairs and umbrella for purchase of beer or food...nice beach clean, water choppy, shark sightings.....no crime while I was there. Police in area, stayed 4 blocks from beach, found a few people who speak Americano. ..nice clean streets...
Written December 10, 2019
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AroundTheWorldPete
Dallas, TX190 contributions
Great beach
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great beach to walk and exercise. Close to shopping, good and bars. Lots of people to people watch. Careful at night
Written December 9, 2019
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WCOB
Paekakariki, New Zealand367 contributions
Nive place to chill
Jun 2019
I visited the beach everyday while staying in Recife for five days. I found a little food stall on the beach where I had a few beers each day and night. It was great to people watch and see the all the great foot volleyball skills on show. The Brazilians love the beach and it was packed in the weekends even though it was winter and a lazy 25 degrees!
Written September 28, 2019
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