South coast

The southern coast of Pernambuco is composed of beautiful beaches, some of which are well known, such as the beaches of Porto de Galinhas, Cabo de Santo Agostinho and Tamandaré known for their great beauty throughout Brazil and others that are little known but with incomparable beauty.

The most famous beach on the south coast, Porto de Galinhas helps to double the population of Ipojuca every summer.

The main beaches on the south coast are in the municipalities of:

Recife (beaches: Boa Viagem and Pina), Jaboatão dos Guararapes (beaches: Barra de Jangada, Candeias, Piedade), Cabo de Santo Agostinho (beaches: Calhetas, Enseada dos Corais, Gaibu, Itapuama, Paiva, Paraíso, Suape and Xaréu), Ipojuca (beaches of: Camboa, Cupe, Muro Alto, Pontal de Maracaípe, Porto de Galinhas and Serrambi), São José da Coroa Grande (beaches of: São José da Coroa Grande Barra da Cruz, Gravatá and Várzea do Una ), Sirinhaém (beaches of: Barra de Sirinhaém, Guadalupe and Gamela), Tamandaré (beaches of: Tamandaré, Mamocambinhas and Carneiros).

The beaches of Piedade and Candeias are densely populated, surrounded by tall luxury buildings. From Itapuama onwards, the pattern of the beaches becomes one of long strips of sand that are sparsely inhabited, where fishing and handicraft is practiced by the natives, and there are several hotels and resorts.

The economy of the non-urban south coast is based on tourism and crafts. In Porto de Galinhas, there are several restaurants, bars, craft and diving shops, leisure and entertainment equipment, concert halls, in addition to dozens of hotels and inns.

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