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Porto de Galinhas
Porto de Galinhas is a small beach town in the municipality of Ipojuca, Pernambuco and located 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of the state capital, Recife.
The area is beautiful with amazing reefs. Hotels range from cozy "pousadas" to five-star tourist resorts.
Its fame is due mainly to natural beauties like pools of clear and warm water formed between corals, estuaries, mangroves, white sand and coconut trees.
Initially, the beach was called Puerto Rico, due to its abundance of redwood.
At the height of slavery in Brazil, it was the main point of illegal slave trade in northeastern Brazil. Often, they arrived hidden under the chicken cages from Angola. The arrival of the illegal slaves to the port used to be announced by the phrase "there is new hen in the port!" In this way, the beach of Puerto Rico became known as Porto de Galinhas.
Tourism
Porto de Galinhas is an important tourist destination.
The beach is famous for its brilliant water beaches and natural pools. is part of the municipality of Ipojuca.
The beach of Porto de Galinhas was elected by the Travel and Tourism Magazine of Editora Abril to "Best Beach in Brazil" for 10 consecutive times.
According to the magazine, the main reasons cited are the beauty of the natural pools, the closest coast to the whole of Brazil, the ecological trails, the hotel infrastructure and the proximity of a big city and the airport in Recife.
The whole region is very frequented by tourists, who admire the natural beauty of the region.
Porto de Galinhas is also frequented by surfers of different nationalities.
Gastronomy
Enjoy well prepared and exotic dishes like traditional tapioca, gratinada macaxeira (barcaxeira), kneaded cassava cooked with meat and cheese, is a favorite activity of visitors to Porto de Galinhas. The resort has excellent restaurants, which enchant both the menu and the environment. Fish and shellfish, as you would expect, dominate the recipes, but some establishments offer options based on duck, chicken and even alligator.
The good news is that in Porto de Galinhas, the price of a dinner is not absurdly expensive. Well-served shrimp dishes and some lobster recipes are compulsory daily dishes.
Desserts, on the other hand, are an attraction apart: they abuse the sweets made with some of the fruits of the region (caju, caja, pitomba and mango, among others) and delicious cocadas and tapioca northeastern.
Weather
Besides the natural beauties, Porto de Galinhas counts on a great ally: the climate. For much of the year, the strong sun is always present. Unlike other regions of the country, where it takes a lot of courage to take a simple sea bath and face low temperatures, here the tourist has natural pools that offer warm and calm waters. When summer gives way to other seasons, no problem. Even with a lower intensity, the sun remains present, ensuring a great and fun stay for the visitor.

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