About Porto de Galinhas

At the time where the Brazilian Northeast turned to the sugarcane plantations by the mill landlords, Porto de Galinhas became a strategic location for the colonial economy. Ships arrived from various parts of Africa, bringing surreptitiously in the holds slaves hidden among guinea fowls cages, a delicacy widely consumed at that time by the settlers. Slaves would come ashore at night and would be sold to a wide number of mill landlords, and became known by a catchphrase "New fouls have arrived to port”. Fouls were actually a brand new herd of slaves that had just arrived. “Porto de Galinhas”, or Fowl’s Port, was named after that.

Nowadays, Porto de Galinhas stands for a major tourist destination at a national and international level. Some of Brazil’s most idyllic beaches are among this resort, namely, Muro Alto, Cupe, Maracaipe, Serrambi, and the charming fishing village decorated by the most amazing natural pools of Pernambuco coast and its warm, clear waters, definitely Brazil’s most famous beaches.

Porto de Galinhas is indeed more than a Paradise. It is South America’s paramount “by the beach” destination, with the largest number of hotels, resorts and inns by the sea. It has been elected for a decade as Brazil’s Best Beach by a leading magazine.

Porto de Galinhas is indeed more than a Paradise. It is South America’s paramount “by the beach” destination, with the largest number of hotels, resorts and inns by the sea. It has been elected for a decade as Brazil’s Best Beach by a leading magazine.
  • Lazer e esportes

    Sports

    Our beaches are full of available options for you. You may enjoy surfing, kite surfing or the stand-up paddle in clear crystal waters while flying the blue sky with paragliders. And, obviously, please don’t miss snorkelling in our natural pools. The amazing colours of beautiful, bright small fishes decorate the underwater sceneries.

  • Gastronomia

    Gastronomy

    There are plenty options for nourishment here. You may find many remarkable restaurants preparing distinctive regional dishes and mouth-watering seasoning. Try everything, from top cuisine dishes to tapioca in the late afternoon!

  • Artesanato

    Handicraft

    Local handicraft is unique. Skilled artists and artisans always bring forward the art of Pernambuco state, blending style and joyfulness in all decorative objects, garments, household furnishing and articles. Coloured and amusing articles that you can use yourself and also delight someone, as a gift.

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