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Porto De Galinhas

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  • Day14

    Recife - Porto de Galinhas

    January 19, 2017 in Brazil

    Willkommen in Brasilien!

    Nach 4 Tagen auf See (welche erstaunlich schnell vergangen sind) sind wir heute in Recife angekommen. Um 8 haben wir uns dann mit dem Bus auf den Weg nach Porto de Galinhas gemacht.

    Hat bisschen was von Lignano, nur dass das Meer wärmer und die Hintern größer sind. 😅

    Es ist einiges los und es gibt viele von diesen Strandverkäufern, die sind aber nicht aufdringlich und haben teilweise echt witzige Sachen dabei. Von Meeresfrüchten über Maiskolben bis hin zum Holzboot und den Sonnenbrillen ist alles dabei.

    Vor kurzem hat sich auch eine 2 Mann Band vor uns niedergelassen, mit Mikrofon und Lautsprecher bewaffnet lauschen wir angenehmer Brasilianischer entspannungsmusik. Echt coole sache. 😊

    Die "Taxis" sind kleine Strandbuggys mit nettem Sound 😁

    Abschließend noch ein Foto von der Speisekarte. Ein Euro wird in den Wechselstuben mit 3 Real entlohnt. Die Preise sind also recht deftig. Allerdings bekommt man sobald man etwas zu essen bestellt einen Schirm und drei Sessel "gratis" dazu. Das ist an diesem Strand Gold wert.

    Um 4 gehts dann wieder zurück aufs Schiff und am Abend geht's wieder auf See.
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  • Day11

    Porto de Galinhas

    February 13, 2017 in Brazil

    Porto de Galinhas is about a 2 hour public bus ride south of Recife and claims to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. I think having been to Jericoacoara and visited probably one of the best beaches ever, everything else is a bit of a let down in comparison. Porto is nice but very commercialised and aimed for the Brazilian family holiday rather than the gringo trail.

    We are staying in Che Legarto hostel which I hate. The woman behind reception makes me irrationally angry, the wifi doesn't work, air con doesn't work, nothing seems to work and the kitchen and bathroom are dirty. All in all, I'm looking forward to getting out of this hostel and on to somewhere with a bit more soul.

    The place itself however is nice. On our first night, Lizzie and I went out for a really nice dinner and drinks. We ended up meeting these Brazilian guys who were a lot older than us but really funny and we ended up having drinks with them. After our 3am night we were tired and decided to lie on the beach.. all day. This is what I quit my job for. It was a really chilled day but I still somehow managed to get burnt even with factor 50 on 🤔. In the evening I was completely knackered and just booked hostels for Salvador and Pipa.

    The next day we were supposed to be going on a buggy ride to all the different beaches for R$50. We waited in the hostel until 1.30pm only to be told that the other couple we were supposed to be going with wanted to go alone and so it would cost us another R$50 each for another buggy (another hostel fuck up). Instead we decided to get a motor taxi to this beach called Maracapie where the river meets the sea. It was slightly overcast and I ended up sleeping on the beach for most of it, or listening to podcasts. We also got caipis on the beach and managed to get back to the motor taxi before the tide came in too far and cut us off from the path back. In the evening we just chilled mostly and ran a few errands like laundry...

    When we left we had a 9 hour trip north to Praia de Pipa which is beautiful..
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  • Day200

    Buggy Tour

    June 15, 2016 in Brazil

    We get up in the morning to a beautiful breakfast and shortly after go to reception to book a tour. We are goig on a buggy tour of the islands today and as Mark is a little hungover its a good job it doesnt leave till 130pm. Its good because this morning we can just chill. We bid farewell to he Brazilian guys and for the rest of the morning just hangout with Alexandro and Bruna by the pool. They have decided to stay one more night and the temptation to do this is understandable. After a much needed dip in the pool as it must be 30+ degrees . The guide picks us up on time and we wai a few minutes for he two Brazilians that will join us which means we only have to pay 5 quid each. I agree with the Brazilian girl we will exchange the front seat half way through the tour. Our first stop is at Praia do Cupe the longest beach here and excellent for surfing before making our way to Porto de Galinhas beach. As we drive around he back of the beach im astounded by how many Top end complexes there are , as well as how much construction is going on. When i ask the guide about the here being protected and that no building should go on he laughs and tells me money can achieve anything. We stay on the beach for an hour bahing in the natural piscinas and grabbing a quick cockttail in ttthe beach bar.Furtther along he beach we sit and watch the surfers before making our way back to the buggy to travel a little further along the coast to a small village. There is a huge empty building here which used to be a factory, but 5 years ago shut down and is now just lays derelict. Noone wants to build here as just a little further along the sea in the past 5 years has gradually come higher up the beach front and washed away beach houses. The seas line has increase by 30 metres up the shore and obviously has had a devastating effect for some of the locals. We can only drive to the start of Praia De Marcaipe and a short walk to Pontal De Marcaipe to watch the sunset . The River meets the sea here and it really is beautiful, ask Mark says its like a movie scene with the psalm/ cocunut trees dancing in the small breeze as the sky turns multiple shades of pink and purple we sit by the river and watch as the sunsets. Back at the hostel Mark and i are both knackered and hungry so we grab a shower and stride put for something to eat. We find a place that serves all you can eat salad bar meat and pasta for 6 quid so we opt for here. Full to the brim with food its back to the hostel for an early night.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Porto de Galinhas, Porto De Galinhas, Puerto de Gallinas

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