Cheap Flights to Recife
Far from the fame of Rio and the mystique of the Amazon sparkles a gem of Brazil’s crown that few outsiders have heard of. Known as the Venice of Brazil, Recife is a fine meeting of the old and the new where Dutch colonial architecture is neatly framed by the slender glisten of skyscrapers. Colourful streets of bleached pave thread through the old town, leading to an expansive seafront of white powder sand and warm ocean water. Recife boasts three public beaches, Boa Viagem, Pina and Brasília Teimosa, each readily accessible from downtown and generously stocked with cafe, restaurants and nightclubs. And if that was not enough, Boa Viagem is illuminated at night, making it a popular haunt for younger visitors. The city is also packed with theatres, galleries and museums, as well as its fair share of acclaimed restaurants and hotels.
Recife is a year-round city, with consistent temperatures in all four seasons. Monsoon rains and high humidity occur between March and September, while the driest and sunniest month is November, with average high temperatures peaking around 86F. The biggest event of the year is Carnival, starting the week before Ash Wednesday. The event kicks off at the Galo da Madrugada party and sees music, dance and food brought to every corner of the city. For a week to week events, be sure to checkout the vintage Mercado de São José, where 545 stalls gather to sell a wide range of food, crafts and cordel literature.