7 days in Recife, Maragogi & Tamandare Itinerary

7 days in Recife, Maragogi & Tamandare Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Fortaleza
Fly:  2 h
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
— 1 night
Taxi + Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Fortaleza


Recife ©
Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Fundacao Gilberto Freyre and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Jose do Ribamar. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, then see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute, then steep yourself in history at Praca do Arsenal, and finally examine the collection at Embaixada de Pernambuco.

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Fortaleza to Recife is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Recife

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Olinda, Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, Praia do Sossego
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Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute
Casa dos Bonecos Gigantes ©
Casa dos Bonecos Gigantes
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas ©
Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas


Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia Ponta de Mangue and Peroba Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Japaratinga Beach and Taocas. Change things up with these side-trips from Maragogi: Sao Miguel dos Milagres (Piscina Natural de São Miguel dos Milagres & Toque Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Grande Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico Pet Silvestre, pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Cabanos, and stroll through Xareu Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Maragogi travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Recife to Maragogi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Recife in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Maragogi, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tamandare.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel dos Milagres, Japaratinga Beach
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Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach
Praia Ponta de Mangue ©
Praia Ponta de Mangue
Xareu Beach ©
Xareu Beach


Tamandare ©
Beaches and natural rock pools remain top draws on most Tamandare itineraries, though the relatively small coastal town also offers a surprisingly lively restaurant scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Carneiros and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Tamandare.

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Traveling by car from Maragogi to Tamandare takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamandare

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia de Tamandare ©
Praia de Tamandare
Praia dos Carneiros ©
Praia dos Carneiros