Porto de Galinhas Beaches in Pernambuco – Tourism Guide

Porto de Galinhas - PE
Porto de Galinhas - PE

Porto de Galinhas, in the south coast of Pernambuco, located within the municipality of Ipojuca is Porto de Galinhas beach which, for 10 years, has been considered the best beach in Brazil.

The beach is inside a charming village, with many shops, restaurants and cafes. Only 43 km from Recife, the place is ideal for those who like to enjoy the summer on the beaches of the Northeast.

The beaches of Port of Chickens they are between Maracaípe (south) and Muro Alto (north). Generally speaking, they are long beaches and without great natural barriers, so it is possible to walk among them all.

Porto de Galinhas has beaches with strong waves, and others with calm seas, ideal for going with children. 

Map of the beaches of Porto de Galinhas PE
Map of the beaches of Porto de Galinhas PE

Beaches of Port of Chickens PE

1. Maracaípe Beach and Pontal de Maracaípe

From one end to the other, it is over 3 kilometers long.

The most frequented stretches by bathers are the ends. On the one hand, the Pontal de Maracaipe and its large natural pools, with some nearby bars and inns.

Then, on a long stretch of open sea and strong waves, on the left is the village of Maracaípe and then the coconut grove.

2. Central beach of Porto de Galinhas

It is the smallest and most crowded among the beaches of Porto de Galinhas. It is just over 1 kilometer long, standing right in front of the village centre. Full of bars and beach huts, which occupy the entire stretch of sand with chairs and umbrellas.

Central beach of Porto de Galinhas PE

From there, the rafts depart for the natural pools, a few meters ahead. Every day at sunset is a spectacle in itself, with the light reflected off the sails of the boats.

3. Cupe Beach and Pontal do Cupe

There is no defined border, but practically everything between Praia Central in Porto de Galinhas and Pontal do Cupe is the beach of Cupe.

Pontal do Cupe in Porto de Galinhas PE

Which makes it the largest beach in Porto de Galinhas, with more than 5 km in length.

Much of the beach is open sea and strong waves.

At the end of the beach, where Pontal do Cupe is located, there are reefs that form natural pools in the shallow part of the beach, so you can walk, without spending money on a raft. It looked clean to me and had good visibility. Great beach to go with children.

4. Muro Alto Beach

It has very distinct characteristics and is basically divided into three styles: an open sea part, a rocky sea part which is impossible to enter and the final long stretch that looks like a swimming pool. All of them surrounded by luxury condominiums and resorts.

Muro Alto beach in Porto de Galinhas PE

The longest stretch is the swimming pool, which is actually the mouth of the Ipojuca River, protected from the sea by the high barrier of corals, the “high wall” that gives the beach its name. When the tide rises, the river beach completely disappears.

Porto de Galinhas Map - PE
Porto de Galinhas Map – PE

Porto de Galinhas Beaches – Tourism and Travel Guide

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