How Much it Cost to Travel to Recife: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Dec 2021

Internationally speaking, the beach city of Recife isn’t nearly as well known as Rio de Janeiro, but within South America it’s known as a major tropical destination for sun and sand. Its location at the mouth of two rivers and all of the related canals has given it the nickname of the Venice of South America, for better or worse.

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Travel Costs to Recife

Population 1,555,000
Area 3,740,000
Timezone UTC-3
Currency Brazilian real
Airports Recife/Guararapes-Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC)
1 USD = 5.4000 BRL
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Recife?

Recife Hotel Seasons

Recife Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar21.00 - 65.00
starstarstarstarstar24.00 - 78.00
starstarstarstarstar43.00 - 111.00
starstarstarstarstar67.00 - 146.00
starstarstarstarstar120.00 - 328.00

Recife Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed17.00 - 20.00

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Recife?

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Two Brothers ParkWalk around a zoo and botanical garden trails as you look for some of the resident wildlife.
all ages
0.37
Scuba DivingThere are many different dive spots off the coast that are great for different skill levels. However, there are only a few operators to take you out so it's best to try to reserve a spot early.
10 and up
21.67
Catarmaran RidesIf you like boats and tours, then you'll love this tour that guides you around as you view the city.
all ages
5.56

What’s the average price of food and drink in Recife?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastHigh quality restaurants reign king in Recife and breakfast does not disappoint.1.85 - 3.15
Budget lunchYou can either choose to eat at a sit down eatery or you can choose to grab something on the go from one of the local beach vendors.2.41 - 4.63
Budget dinnerAlthough the main entree is what you've sat down to eat, make sure to also try Bolo de rolo, a typical Brazilian dessert that's also a fan favorite.3.89 - 7.04
Beer (can)If you're feeling adventurous, try a bottle of cerveja, a local beer that's larger style.0.74 - 1.30

What are the costs of transportation in Recife?

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center3.70 - 4.63
3km taxi ride in Recife2.96 - 3.70
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When to visit Recife

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January86724.0
February86736.0
March867310.0
April857313.0
May847113.0
June847115.0
July817015.0
August82698.0
September83695.0
October84713.0
November86712.0
December86723.0

Recife Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:24am5:30pm
21 Jun5:32am5:11pm
21 Sep5:10am5:16pm
21 Dec5:00am5:36pm

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