The main tourist destination in the state is full of beautiful beaches, fascinating natural scenery and offers an excellent hotel and gastronomic

the coast of Ipojuca houses the famous beach of Port of Chickens. Elected by tourism experts as the best beach destination in Brazil for 11 years, the village really excites the most diverse types of travelers not only for the natural beauty that surrounds it, but for the fun and exciting nightlife in the region.

Located in the municipality of Ipojuca, 43 km from Recife, Port of Chickens is considered a attraction perfect for all traveler profiles. Swimming pools and beaches with calm waters for families with children, paradisiacal landscapes perfect for couples, the bustle of the busiest beaches and nightlife for groups of friends, a complete destination.

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The charming fishing village was once more peaceful and less frequented. Today the most visited tourist destination in the state of Pernambuco welcomes visitors from the 4 corners of the world and combines the rustic lifestyle of those who live on the northeastern coast with the elegance of great structures of charming hotels, resorts and the various gastronomic options that the village offers.

The cool climate added to the tranquility of the beach with clear and calm waters, followed by an extensive coconut grove that goes to Maracaípe, invite visitors to a magical walk through beautiful scenarios composed of vibrant colors of a well preserved nature.

At natural pools in Porto de Galinhas form the main postcard of the Pernambuco coast. The natural pools emerge from the clear waters of the coast daily, at the moment when the ocean recedes and reaches its minimum level. This is the favorite time of day for tourists and also the most photogenic time, when the rafts color the entire beach.

when you are in Port of Chickens don't stop doing the tours by buggy that are offered by the various agencies, a great option that goes through charming paths in native forest paths and coconut groves by the sea, a surprising way to take unforgettable memories of the trip.

Be sure to check out the typical cuisine that is present in every meal of the day. In the morning, tapioca, roll cakes, yams, sweet potatoes, dried meat and various fruits decorate the hotel tables for breakfast. In the other meals, the highlights are the dishes that combine fish with fruits, such as Beijumanga – in it, the beijupirá fish is served grilled in a sesame crust with banana in honey, coconut rice and mango sauce.

Places to visit in Porto de Galinhas

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Natural pools

Swimming in a sea of clear and crystalline waters is not the only good memory that one takes from the most famous beach in Ipojuca. One of the most coveted tours are the famous rafts in the region that take tourists to the magnificent natural pools.


The beach is 4.5 km long and has rough seas with strong waves, so the place is not highly recommended for families with children. It contains the entire structure of large hotels and all-inclusive resorts that make Porto de Galinhas one of the best-prepared destinations to receive tourists in the country.


On Maracaípe beach, the waters are quite rough, the beach is usually calm. Especially because the most frequenters of the place are surfers looking for perfect waves that are always formed on this side of the coast.

Pontal de Maracaípe

Pontal de Maracaípe is marked by the meeting of the waters of the sea and the river. The beach can be visited on foot along the coast, or by raft through the Hippocampus project, with a stop to observe the seahorses that shelter in the mangroves.

high wall

The wall comes from the 2.5 km long reef barrier that protects the beach, and forms an immense natural pool when the tide is low. Quiet and reserved, the beach is practically an invitation to the contemplation of nature and moments of relaxation.


The areas guarded by corals form natural pools of warm and transparent water, perfect for a long bath, or even for a kayak or jet-ski ride. The stretches with rougher waters attract kite surfers and sailing sports. If you want to discover the beauties of the seabed, there is no shortage of agencies with different diving options.

Crafts and Shopping

Porto de Galinhas stands out in the production and sale of lively and colorful local handicrafts. It's practically impossible not to want to take anything. Mainly the souvenirs with the local mascot, a friendly chicken that is a trademark of the resort.


Fried needle, oysters, crab brisket and shrimp skewer are even more delicious when you share this moment in front of a sea of green waters. Or facing a wonderful sunset at Pontal de Maracaípe. Another gastronomic territory worth visiting is Vila de Todos os Santos, which is home to bars and restaurants.

Night life

When the sun says goodbye to the coast of Ipojuca, the attractions turn to Porto de Galinhas. It is on this beach that most of the region's nightlife is found. For those who want or want to make the nightlife much more profitable, Porto has several shows, nightclubs and luaus by the sea that multiply in the summer.

Other attractions in the region

  • Diving
  • paramotor
  • Carneiros beach in Tamandaré
  • Hippocampus Project
  • Cupe Point
  • Atelier do Carcará
  • Gamboa Beach
  • Massangana Mill
  • Engenho Gaipió

How to get to Porto de Galinhas

Photo: Bruno Lima / MTUR

By airplane

The Internal Airport of Recife/ Guararapes – Gilberto Freyre is one of the most modern in Brazil and receives daily flights from the main Brazilian capitals.

By car

Leaving the Recife airport, access is via the BR-101 to the PE-060 towards Ipojuca. From Ipojuca, take the PE-038 to Nossa Senhora do Ó and then the BR-009, which goes to the center of Porto de Galinhas.

By bus

Buses to Porto de Galinhas leave from in front of Recife International Airport, at the point between the parking lot and also from the TIP (bus station) at various times.

Best time to visit Porto de Galinhas

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There are hot days all year round and temperatures are always between 27ºC and 30ºC. To enjoy the natural pools, the ideal is to follow the tide table (opt for low tide).

The beginning of summer gives rise to high season in the destination, synonymous with high prices, full inns and crowded beaches. This is also the driest season of the year, with temperatures reaching 30ºC. If you want to get to know the destination at less busy times, also avoid long holidays and the end of the year parties.

Winter is the rainiest time, between April and August, but the weather is very unstable and sunny days happen frequently.

Where to stay in Porto de Galinhas

Photo: Bruno Lima / MTUR

Praia do Cupe and Muro Alto are the main hotel areas in Porto de Galinhas. It is in this area that the largest hotels and resorts in Ipojuca are located. Muro Alto is at the northern end of the coast of Porto de Galinhas and is where the new ventures of the destination are located, such as the Nanai Residences it's the Ekoara. Despite being far from the center of the village, most hotels and resorts usually offer transfers that are already included in the daily rate.

Praia do Cupe is 5 km long and is full of great options by the sea. THE Best Western Viva, is a 15-minute walk from the village and has excellent leisure and gastronomic facilities. THE Enotel it's the Kembali Hotel They also have great reviews on renowned platforms like Booking and Trivago.

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