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Olinda, one of the state's most important historic towns
Pernambuco [1] is a state in Northeast Brazil.



Pernambuco's main touristic attractions are in Recife (state capital), Olinda, Porto de Galinhas and Fernando de Noronha. A plethora of other cities and towns are also of touristic interest.

Main Cities

Other Cities

Other destinations


Besides having some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, Pernambuco also has a rich history (including Olinda, one of the oldest cities in Brazil, plus Portuguese, Dutch and Jewish heritage in Recife, etc.) and a strong popular culture found in its folklore, food and handicrafts. The official tourism site of Pernambuco has some detailed information (in Portuguese only) on the state.


Get in

By road

Distance from other capitals:

By air

Recife has the largest airport in Brazil's Northeast region. It has air links to all neighboring and major capitals in Brazil, as well as connections to Europe. It is 11km from the city center. Caruaru, Petrolina and Fernando de Noronha also have regional airports.

  • Aerporto Internacional Gilberto Freyre - Guararapes (REC)

Airlines operating flights to Recife: BRA [2], GOL [3], OCEANAIR [4], TAF [5], TAM [6], TAP [7], TRIP [8], VARIG [9]

  • Aeroporto Senador Nilo Coelho - Petrolina (PNZ)

Airlines operating flights to Petrolina: BRA [10], GOL [11], OCEANAIR [12], TAM [13]

  • Aeroporto de Caruaru (CAU)

Airline operating flights to Caruaru: BRA [14]

  • Aeroporto de Fernando de Noronha (FEN)

Airlines operating flights to Fernando de Noronha: TRIP [15], VARIG [16]

By sea

You can arrive in cruise ships at the Port of Recife [17] or at the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago.

By river

You can arrive in Petrolina via the Sao Francisco River. The navigable part of the river covers the states of Minas Gerais, Bahia and Pernambuco.

Get around





  • Carnival in Recife, Olinda, Bezerros, Triunfo
  • São João celebrations in Caruaru, Gravatá, Carpina
  • Paixão de Cristo (Christ's Passion) in Nova Jerusalém, during Easter break
  • Missa do Vaqueiro (Cowboy Mass), in Serrita



Stay safe

Get out

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