The Northeast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Northeast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Praia do Madeiro

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The soft, white sand and calm, warm waters of Praia do Madeiro make it a favorite for long days swimming and soaking up the sun. The...

Praia do Patacho

  • Beach–Sight

Almost always deserted, this long stretch of white sand is the Coral Coast's most beautiful beach, with warm waters calm enough for even...

Praia dos Golfinhos

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One of the Northeast's most magical spots, this local favorite is accessible only during low tide and the most likely place to swim with...

Praça da República

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In the heart of Rio Antigo, the city's original cultural and political meeting point of the 17th century was given a new lease on life...

Recife Antigo

  • Historic District/Site

Most of Old Recife's colonial-era public buildings and houses have been restored. The area between Rua do Bom Jesus and Rua do Apolo...

Santuário Ecológico de Pipa

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Nature lovers will enjoy the Santuário Ecológico de Pipa, a 120-hectare (300-acre) protected area. Sixteen short, well-maintained trails...

Saõ Miguel dos Milagres

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This fisherman's village is surrounded by some of the region's most charming independent pousadas, most of which face directly onto the...


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Situated 109 km (68 miles) south of Recife, this beach region shares the same calm, warm waters and natural pools as Porto das Galinhas,...


  • Beach–Sight

Kitesurfers and surfers who want optimum conditions but lack the time to travel to Jericoacora should head to this little beach town...

Theatro José de Alencar

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This theater is a rather shocking example (especially if you come upon it suddenly) of the eclectic phase of Brazilian architecture,...