Well, to decide what to do in Porto de Galinhas, you need to take into consideration the hotel you are staying at.Many people end up deciding to stay in the city center. However, this means that you will be limiting your visit to the crowded beach of Porto de Galinhas.
I actually suggest that you stay in Muro Alto, at Hotel , which has an excellent infrastructure. Then you can stay on a quieter beach on days when you don’t want to be near muvuca. Take a few days to visit the most pop places just to know the “fervo” and return quietly to your hotel to relax as you deserve! Well, let’s get to the tips!
Porto de Galinhas beach is the most sought after beach in the region where is the “fervo”. Without a doubt, this is one of the best options in Porto de Galinhas. The natural pools that are formed during low tide by the barrier reef make the perfect beach.
Due to the high tourist flow, access to the natural pools is becoming very limited to avoid coral destruction. The Ipojuca prefecture limits access to a certain number of people per day. If you decide to visit the corals on foot, (I recommend, it is the high point of the beach), you will need to get in line to receive your bracelet.Praias de Porto de galinhas – Brazil
A controversy that has long been discussed on the beach is that there are several rafts that also take tourists to the natural pools. It’s their job, they charge a certain amount per person to make the raft path between the beach and the corals. But in this case the number of tourists is not limited, as in the case of those who go on foot.
I would say that it is important to preserve the work of rafts and offer new tourism options in the region. So no one loses their work and no one loses their natural habitat either. But that’s a topic for another post.
The island of Santo Aleixo is a full day tour, perfect for those staying in Porto de Galinhas. I did and talked about what the full experience is like in this post here . But soon I tell you that this tour is an island well off the route and little known in Pernambuco!
The exit is at Barra de Sirinhaém and the ride there takes about 30 minutes. Small boats make the route a few times a day, so be sure to arrange it in advance and arrange your return as soon as you arrive on the island.
The island is very small and you can walk, dive and eat fresh fish and seafood caught there on the day. They are small tourism companies and some micro entrepreneurs that make the route and tourism in the region. So expect to find a very modest infrastructure and a lot of unspoiled nature there.
There in the corals, only those who wear a bracelet like that! And I need not comment that all the care is little in these corals! It has a place that is just for looking and has a pool that can dive, but be careful not to destroy the environment of the fish that live there!