Porto de Galinhas holiday rentals are in a popular tourist destination in the municipality of Ipojuca. The beach is frequently voted “Best Brazilian Beach” and is famous for its natural pools for bathing.
Long beaches lined with reefs are the main attraction to this area of Pernambuco. The area is perfect for snorkeling and diving. Boca da Barra can be seen from the shore and is the most popular dive spot. On beaches where there are no reefs the waves are excellent for surfing and kitesurfing. Alternatively, those looking for a relaxing vacation based in Porto de Galinhas holiday rentals can lie back and soak up the sun and the vibrant atmosphere. Inland there are mangroves and coconut groves to explore. The Recife and Olinda Carnival is the big event in the area each year and holiday rentals in Porto de Galinhas are in high demand during February. The pre-Carnival parties begin in December with Carnival balls and percussion band rehearsals. There are many colourful parades in the lead-up to the main Carnival which is held on Shrove Tuesday each year, marking the start of Lent.
Muro Alto, which means “High Wall”, is one of the local beaches and is named after the reef wall that has created some attractive natural pools known as galés. From there visitors can reach Camboa, a small deserted beach with calm waters, either on foot or by buggy. Maracaipe, at the mouth of the Maracaipe River, is a popular surf destination and is home to many species of seahorse. The beach also hosts kitesurfing competitions in July. Toquinho is another beautiful spot to visit within easy reach from holiday apartments in Porto de Galinhas.
Porto de Galinhas holiday rentals enjoy a year-round tropical climate with some humidity and high temperatures. Throughout the year the area has around 8 hours of sunshine per day. The hottest month is January, averaging 31°C (88°F), and temperatures drop a few degrees to 28°C (82°F) by July, the coolest month. From March to August the area has heavy tropical rain showers at times with very little rainfall from September to February.
Porto de Galinhas is conveniently served by Guararapes International (REC) Airport which has both domestic and international flights. The airport is about 59km north of holiday rentals in Porto de Galinhas. It is one of the busiest in Brazil and is served by American Airlines, Avianca, Iberia, TAM Airlines and TAP making it easy to reach from Europe or the USA. From the airport, pick up a local hire car and drive along the PE-060 which is a local toll road.