Recife, Brazil Travel Guide 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.

Recife Facts

Population 1,555,000
Area 3,740,000
Timezone UTC-3
Currency Brazilian real
Airports Recife/Guararapes-Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC)

Where to eat and drink in Recife

Budget breakfastHigh quality restaurants reign king in Recife and breakfast does not disappoint.$2.03 - $3.45
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.$2.64 - $5.07
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.$4.26 - $7.71
Beer (can)If you're feeling adventurous, try a bottle of cerveja, a local beer that's larger style.$0.81 - $1.42
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When to visit Recife

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Recife Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

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

Where to stay 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
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Recife Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed17.00 - 20.00

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