Destination guide

The beachside setting of Recife is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's culture, theater scene and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Recife. This city's monuments, opera houses and beaches draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like USA Consulate and Boa Viagem Beach. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Recife

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Recife a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Embassy of Giant Puppets (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Praca do Arsenal (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Mirabilandia Amusement Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Lagoa do Araca (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Coqueiral Park (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Dois Irmaos Botanical Park and Zoo (6 mi / 9.6 km)

Seasonal weather in Recife

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, January, February, March and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 86°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Recife

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Recife is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Praca do Arsenal (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Derby Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Pina Beach (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Chifre Beach (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Jaqueira Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Memorial Arcoverde Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)

Transportation to and around Recife

Fly into Recife (REC-Guararapes Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Jaboatao dos Guararapes Curado Station. You can get around Recife by jumping on the metro at Recife Station, Joana Bezerra Station or Afogados Station.

Where to stay around Recife?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 253 holiday lettings near Recife. From 183 Condos/Apartments to 38 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Recife is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Recife?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Recife:

  • Boa Viagem: 131 holiday homes
  • Imbiribeira: 62 holiday homes
  • Pina: 64 holiday homes
  • Santo Amaro: 16 holiday homes
  • Boa Vista: 26 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Recife?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Recife. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Recife City Museum: 276 holiday lettings
  • Boa Viagem Beach: 261 holiday lettings
  • Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue: 278 holiday lettings
  • Ilha do Retiro Stadium: 275 holiday lettings
  • Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Homens Pretos Church: 278 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Recife listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Recife?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 183 Condos/Apartments in Recife. Our other popular types of Recife holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 38 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 200 self catering accommodations
  • Hotels: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Recife?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 138 holiday homes with pool available in Recife. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.