This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Porto de Galinhas. To help you make friends with Porto de Galinhas before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Porto de Galinhas is an amazing place in the state of Pernambuco in the northeast of Brazil. Porto de Galinhas is a very popular vacation destination in this part of Brazil, mainly because of its amazing beaches and landscapes, fantastic food, friendly people, busy nightlife, and beautiful and cheap art crafts. Porto de Galinhas doesn't have its own airport (the nearest one is in Recife town -– from here, you can catch easily a bus, or a minivan to Porto de Galinhas).
One of the biggest attractions of Porto de Galinhas is its gorgeous beaches, so during your stay you don't want to miss Maracaipe and Muro Alto, two of the best beaches in the area -– here you can do a lot of activities, depending your preferences and budget.
During your stay in Porto de Galinhas, you will be delighted with its amazing food for a really budget price. Brazilian food is world renowned -– amazing meat and fresh seafood and shellfish are their specialties. You should try the “rodizio” -- an all-you-can-eat meal of different meats (main dish) and different garnishes (like cheese bread, “farofa,” (a side dish that can replace rice), and white rice with black beans). You should also try one of their specialties -– "bobo de camarao," a traditional dish with shrimp.
There are a lot of hostels in Porto de Galinhas, most of them with budget prices, with good facilities, and by the beach. Porto de Galinhas hostels can become really crowded in the high season, so it's better to book in advance.
Written by local enthusiast for Porto de Galinhas hostelsGrace