Get to know the prettiest places and surroundings of the
region with us.
Olinda´s old town centre (distance 15 km)
Beautifully located on the slope the colonial village and many churches are
nestling among coconut palms and mango trees. Beside impressive baroque art and
architecture cafes and art-openings mixes a lively crowd of artists and
Recife (distance 20
Also called the Venice of Brazil it offers many bridges and uncountable sight.
The main part of the old town centre has been renovated during the past years
and the huge colonial-style houses are impressive. Especially the Rua Bom Jesus
in considered to be the meeting place of the distinguished citizens.
The second biggest town of Pernambuco is situated in the inland region, a 140 km
distance from Recife. Here you will find the biggest art-market of
South-America, with handcrafts made from leather, ceramics and textiles.
Dinner in one of Recife´s best Churrascarias (steak house).
Old town market in Recife
On a Sunday afternoon a visit of Recife´s old town market is worth your while
the market offers local handcrafts and live music. Cosy taverns invite you to
Trips by push-bike
Explorer the area by bike and cicle to the nearby beaches - for sure a lot of fun:
Fort de Pau Amarelo
Veneza Water Park
Veneza Water Park
Not far from us, just 3km, is the "Veneza Waterpark".
It offers great attractions for the entire family.
Our local beaches are perfect for you to become
Our local beach is only 1 km from our guest house. Here it is easy to make
friends with the locals who are known for their joy of life and hospitality to
visitors from abroad. That is one of the reasons why so many of our guests jeep
This is our neighbouring district and easily to access by oush-bike.
If you are not a cyclist just catch on of the mini-busses which depart about
every 5 minutes (for 1,75 Real only). Also located in Maria Farinha is the water
park "Veneza Waterpark" with lots of attractions.
We also offer nice trips to the beaches in Pernambuco and Rio Grande do
Norte by minibus:
This nearby located island is known for the old, Dutch built fortress Fort
Orange. You can enjoy the gorgeous sandy beaches or the marvellous outlook to
the sandbank "Coroa de Avião". Right next to the fortress lies the rescue centre
of the Brazilian nature conservation trust (IMABA), which cares for stranded sea
Porto de Galinhas
Located ca. 90 km south of us it is one of the most popular holiday resorts of
Brazil (unfortunately it is rather crowed during the holiday season). Beaches
with crystal clear water beaches invite you for a swim and with the Jangadas you
can sail to the reefs, where many colourful fishes can be seen.
Calhetas and Gaibu
These two beaches are about 70 km south of Recife. Calhetas is a dreamlike bay ,
slightly hidden between rocks. Stretching for miles the beach of Gaibu is not
far away behind a hill. It is well known for its breaking waves which attracts
lots of surfers during summer.
3-days-trip to Pipa (Rio Grande do Norte)
Pipa is a small paradise, about 280 km north of Recife. This former fishing
village has developed into a jewel and is today an international meeting place. Despite of the tremendous development the long beaches have hardly changed and
in a bay dolphins can be spotted most of the time. The trip includes two
overnight stays in a guest-house.
The seafloor´s world is fascinating and full of colourful
creatures. Sunken ships offer new habitats for various kind of sealife.
The coast of Recife is known as one of the world´s best diving spots for ship
wrecks. Within a radius of only a few kilometers around Recife more than a dozen
wrecks ca be found., from the caravells of the 18th century to the freighters
which were sunk during the last 10 years.
Recifes´s best diving base "Aquaticos"
offers diving courses for beginners guided by professional diving teachers. The
course starts in the pool of the base which prepares you for two diving
excursions in the ocean.
Almost daily there is an opportunity to dive for ship
wrecks in different depths, for intermediate but also experienced divers. Nitro
bottles are used for diving in deeper waters.
It is only 23 km from us in Pau
Amarelo to the diving base. There is a local bus which takes you straight from
us to the diving base “Aquaticos". That takes about 30 minutes.
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