North Coast of Pernambuco

The North Coast of Pernambuco is almost completely urbanised from Recife to the Paraíba border, which includes the tourist towns of Goiana, Igarassu and Itamaracá Island.

The North Coast of Pernambuco is more densely populated than the south coast, almost completely urbanised from the Metropolitan Region of Recife to the border with Paraíba. It has some of the most important historical sites in the region, such as the municipalities of Olinda, Itamaracá and Goiana, which began to be populated in 1508. Buildings from the colonial period, such as Fort Orange, are much visited by tourists passing through the region.

In addition to the beaches, it is also known for having the Veneza Water Park, one of the largest water parks in Brazil, located on Marinha Farinha beach, a neighbourhood in the city of Paulista, in the metropolitan region of Recife.

The main beaches of the North Coast are those of the municipalities of:

Paulista (beaches of: Maria Farinha, Conceição, Pau Amarelo and Janga), Goiana (beaches of: Pontas de Pedra, Carne de Vaca, Catuama, Barra de Catuama and Atapuz), Itamaracá (beaches of: Itamaracá and Gavoa), Olinda (beaches of: Rio Doce and Casa Caiada).