Explore the city from Hotel Manibu, a great location.

Hotel Manibu is located on Boa Viagem beach in Recife. The 7Km trip from the airport costs about R$15(BRL) by Uber or R$35 by taxicab.

We are located at a distance of only 5km from the historical city center, i.e. 10 minutes away. Our convention center is located at only 10km from the Hotel.

The seafront is 100m away! Around the hotel, there are a range of restaurants and coffee shop ready to serve you.

Recife, the Brazilian Venice

A thorough city with activities that suit every taste. See the tips we prepared to help you make the most out of your stay.

Discover the City through the poetry circuit

Sculptures of great poets and music composers are found at beautiful touristic spots in Recife.

 

Ponte Maurício de Nassau -The bridge now stands where Brazil's first bridge was built. It hosts the sculpture of Joaquim Cardozo - poet and civil engineer who worked alongside Oscar Niemeyer in some of the most important buildings of Brasilia, the federal capital city of Brazil.

 

Praça da Independência - The square has been a commercial hub in Recife since the time of Dutch colonization in the state of Pernambuco. The sculpture of poet Carlos Pena Filho, journalist and attorney, is found here.

 

Avenida Guararapes - The sculpture in honor of Capiba, one of the greatest composers of Pernambuco and author of memorable frevos that resonate in our Carnaval, is located at the corner of Avenida Guararapes and Rua do Sol;

The Dawn Rooster

Recife is known for offering one of the most diversified and traditional Carnivals of Brazil. Both Recife and Olinda, our neighboring town, offer a wide range of parties with street blocks, concerts, and festivities. You can dance the celebrated frevo, maracatu, coco, samba, and Brazilian popular music. Have fun on the hills of Olinda, play around the Marco Zero pole in old Recife and lend yourself to the biggest block of Brazil, the impressive Galo da Madrugada.

St. John's Party

The state of Pernambuco hosts one the biggest celebrations of St. John’s Day, and Recife is one of its poles, offering hundreds of attractions. Dancing is guaranteed in one of the 36 “villages” spread throughout the capital with over 739 local artists—among them bands playing the traditional rhythms, such as cocoand xaxado, and the so-called cirandadancing groups, bacamarteiros(shooting battalions firing old guns with blanks) and trios of the typical forró pé-de-serrawhich, alone, feature in over 291 presentations. The program sponsored by Recife’s City Hall also encompasses quadrilhas (group dancing), parades, and a whole lot of forró. Book your room at Hotel Manibu and have fun on the city’s streets! 

Porto de Galinhas

A number of touristic agencies offer one-day trips to this unique paradise, and Hotel Manibu is happy to provide you with all of the information.

Porto de Galinhas, located at 40 minutes from Recife, is an old fishing village abounding with stories that blend with the history of Colonial Brazil. On the south coast of the state, the crystal water beach is accessible by Rota do Atlântico, a recently renovated road. Rich in natural wonders and home to an exuberant marine ecosystem, its fauna and flora swagger among coconut trees and the dense mangrove vegetation.

The city of Recife

As a gateway to the Northeast region of Brazil, the city bridges and rivers, where thousands of tourists promenade all year round. Bathed by a blue sea, Recife is also known as the gastronomic center of the region (see tips for dining here).

On the other hand, Olinda, out neighboring town, is considered one of the most important cultural centers of Brazil, and has been proclaimed a Historical and Cultural Heritage of Humankind by UNESCO. Walk up and down the secular hills of the city and feel the sea breeze adding to our gorgeous blue sky.

Rua da Aurora - This major touristic spot of Recife lends homage to poets Manoel Bandeira—journalist, writer, translator, and Literature Professor—and João Cabral de Melo Neto—diplomat and member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters;

 

Praça Maciel Pinheiro - Inaugurated in 1876 at the heart of Boa Vista neighborhood, it hosts a sculpture in honor of Clarice Lispector—Ukrainian writer who spent part of her childhood in Recife, where she fell in love with books and drafted her first literary incursions;

 

Rua da Roda - This street is home to Praça do Sebo, a traditional commercial spot for rare and old books, and received the sculpture of Mauro Mota—journalist, poet and essayist;

 

Pátio de São Pedro - The sculpture of poet, painter, and folklorist Solano Trindade is featured in one of the most important cultural event poles of Recife. As a filmmaker and theatrologist, Trindade founded the “Negro Experimental Theater” and the “Popular Theater of Brazil”;

 

Estação Central - The monument to Luiz Gonzaga, “The King of Baião”—renowned for songs that depict the Northeastern way of life—is located at the heart of Praça Visconde de Mauá, facing the central station;

 

Bairro do Recife - This neighborhood houses the monuments to artists Antonio Maria—poet, composer, and one of the greatest Brazilian chroniclers of his time; Chico Science, composer and creator of Manguebeat; and Ascenso Ferreira, poet of the first generation of Modernism.  

The city of Carnival!

Known as the most traditional Carnival block of Recife, Galo da Madrugada [the “Dawn Rooster”] takes the streets of the city during carnival, dragging millions of people in parade. It dates from 1978 and, in 1995, was listed in the Guinness Book as the world’s biggest Carnival block.

BEACHES

Calhetas - Located in the municipality of Cabo de Santo Agostinho (south coast) is surrounded by coconut trees and rocks. Perfect for a sea bath and diving due to its warm and transparent waters.

 

Muro alto - Located in the municipality of Ipojuca (south coast) has calm waters due to a formation of reefs. It has a beautiful natural pool surrounded by the Atlantic Forest, as well as a tropical garden by the sea. Muro Alto Beach is one of the most charming destinations in Brazil.

 

Maracaípe - Located in the municipality of Ipojuca (south coast) is recognized for being a beach rich in environmental reserves and is called by its visitors a natural paradise.

 

Carneiros - Located in the municipality of Ipojuca (south coast) Tamandaré is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. An enchanting beach of calm and warm waters is certainly a beautiful destination.

 

Itamaracá Island - Located on the north coast of Pernambuco, the island offers nautical activities and ecological tourism in the preservation areas of the Atlantic Forest.

 

Carne de Vaca - Located in the municipality of Goiana (north coast) is a shallow water beach. Carne de Vaca Beach is ideal for family outings.

More tips on what to round here:
  • PAÇO DA ALFANDEGA

    The small palace was originally constructed by the Oratory religious order. In the 19th century, the building was confiscated by the state government and turned into the Customhouse of the State of Pernambuco (from 1826 to the beginning of the 20thcentury). It currently houses a leisure, shopping, and gastronomy center.

    Adress: Rua da Alfândega, 35, Bairro do Recife

    Phone: +55 (81) 3194-2100

  • DONA LINDU PARK

    Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the Park, a place for culture—housing Luiz Mendonça Theater and Janete Costa Gallery—and leisure, is located at Boa Viagem beach. It also features a sports court, skating and running tracks, and a children’s playground.

     

    Adress: Avenida Boa Viagem, s/n - Boa Viagem, Recife - PE, 51030-010

    Phone: +55 (81) 3355-9821

  • CAIXA CULTURAL RECIFE

    Inaugurated in 2012, the cultural center houses two floors with art galleries, a theater house with 96 seats, a multimedia room, two rooms for artistic education courses, and a wide foyer. It is located in front of Marco Zero, in Recife neighborhood, which housed the economic and business center of the state capital at the time of its construction, in the beginning of the 20thcentury.

    Adress: Av. Alfredo Lisboa, 505 - Recife, PE, 50030-1

    Informations: +55 (81) 3425-1900

    Phone: +55 (81) 3425-1915

  • CENTER FOR ARTS & CRAFTS

    Headquartered at Armazém 11 of Recife’s port, next to Marco Zero, the space—considered as the biggest of its sector in Brazil—puts up for sale over 16 thousand pieces by 700 artisans from around Pernambuco.

    Adress: Av. Alfredo Lisboa - Recife, PE, 50030-100

    Phone: +55  (81) 3181-3450

  • BASÍLICA NOSSA SENHORA DA PENHA

    The Basilica based on the Italian renaissance was built between 1870 and 1882 by Capuchin friars. It is the single representative of the Corinthian style in Recife. 

    Adress: Praça Dom Vital, 169, São José

    Phone: +55 (81) 3424-8500

  • BASÍLICA NOSSA SENHORA DO CARMO

    Built 1663 by the Carmelite Order at the same place where Count Maurice of Nassau erected his Palace of Boa Vista. Alongside Saint Anthony, Our Lady of Mount Carmel is considered the patron saint of Recife since 1908. Over the years, the convent’s facilities have housed the Public Library, Military Hospital, Archeological Institute, and the Provincial Lyceum.

    Adress: Praça do Carmo, s/n, Santo Antônio

    Phone: +55 (81) 3224-3341

  • GILBERTO FREYRE FOUNDATION

    Casa-Museu Magdalena Magdalena e Gilberto Freyre keeps the records of the life and collection of writer and sociologist Gilberto Freyre—author of works such as Casa-Grande & Senzalaand Sobrados e Mocambos. The house is surrounded by an area of 10,000 square meters, reminiscent of the ancient gardens, with over one hundred native and exotic species.

    Adress: Rua José Rodrigues, 160, Pina, Recife

    Phone: +55 (81) 3465-8632

  • CONCATEDRAL DE SÃO PEDRO DOS CLERICOS

    The concatedral built between 1728 and 1782 by Saint Peter’s Order, was the second project of architect Manuel Ferreira Jácome. The saint’s patio and buildings reminiscent of the 19thcentury make up the scenery of a major cultural pole.

    Adress: Pátio de São Pedro, s/n, São José

  • BOA VIAGEM FAIR

    Right by Hotel Manibu, the structures of “Feirinha de Boa Viagem” make up the oldest typical market in Brazil, having been constructed in the 1950’s. It is located on the beachfront, at Praça de Boa Viagem, and features arts and crafts, local gastronomy, and clothing articles. 

     

    Adress: Viagem e Avenida Conselheiro Aguiar.

  • BOM JESUS FAIR

    This arts and crafts fair is held on Sundays on Rua do Bom Jesus and surroundings. It features manual works and typical food.

    Adress: Rua do Bom Jesus, s/n, Bairro do Recife

  • HOMEM DO NORDESTE MUSEUM - MUHNE

    Muhne was created in 1979 from the merge of three other museums: the Museum of Archeology (1961-1978), the Popular Arts Museum (1955-1978), and the Sugar Museum (1963-1978).  Its collection is characterized by heterogeneity and variety, featuring a variety of objects: from the family houses of colonial landowners to simple daily-use objects belonging to poor families. The museum also exhibits collections of popular art, popular toys, clothing, and instruments from popular festivals, indigenous peoples’ artifacts and many others objects that unravel our cultural diversity.

    Adress: Av. Dezessete de Agosto, 2187 - Casa Forte

    Phone: +55 (81) 3194-2100

  • EMBAIXADA DOS BONECOS GIGANTES

    The building located at Rua do Bom Jesus, in Recife Antigo (since July 31st, 2009), houses the permanent exhibition of 63 giant puppets. These are selected among the 300 models that make up the new generation of dolls, which materializes icons such as Alceu Valença, Michael Jackson, Chacrinha, Ayrton Senna, Chico Science, Domiguinhos, Luíz Gonzaga, Rita Lee, Lampião, Tim Maia, Silvio Santos, Mauricio de Nassau, Papa Francisco, Cartola, Joaquim Barbosa, Lulu Santos, Elvis Presley, Pelé, Neymar, and others. It is pure magic.

    Visitors are chaperoned by a guide who explains the origin of the Giant Puppet culture and the process of manufacture and manipulation. The place features a beautiful scenography, a souvenir shop, and an office where customized miniatures and giant puppets can be ordered.

    Adress: Rua do Bom Jesus, 183 - Recife Antigo  

    Phone: 55 (81) 3441.5102 / 98775.0540 (TIM / WhatsApp)

  • CASA DA CULTURA

    The foundation stone for the former Detention House, now a house for culture, was laid in 1850, although the construction wasn’t finished until 1867. Mamede Alves Ferreira signed the construction project designed according to the most modern standards of the time. It is built in the shape of a cross and oriented as per the cardinal points. The structure was designed to house 200 inmates. However, in 1973, it was renovated and adapted into a commercial center for arts and crafts and a cultural space. 

    Adress: R. Floriano Peixoto, 141 - Santo Antônio, Recife - PE, 50020-060

    Phone: +55  (81) 3224-0557

  • PÁTIO E IGREJA DO TERÇO

    The construction of the courtyard and church of Our Lady of the Rosary was began in the beginning of the 18th century. The building was renovated as early as 1844. The main façade is covered in Portuguese tiles. In this very courtyard, Frei Caneca, the head of the libertarian revolution of 1824 in the state of Pernambuco (Confederation of Equator), was stripped of his religious garments and sent to Forte das Cinco Pontas for execution.

    Adress: Pátio do Terço s/n, São José

  • INSTITUTE ARCHEOLOGY HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF PERNAMBUCO

    It is the second oldest association of Brazil (1826) dedicated to history. Primarily dedicated to the history and culture of Pernambuco, it features a valuable collection divided into library and museum.

    Adress: Rua do Hospício, 130, Boa Vista

  • CAPELA DOURADA CHURCH

    The “Golden Chapel”, one of the most prominent baroque monuments in Brazil, is covered in thin sheets of gold from top to bottom. Its construction was began at the end of the 17thcentury and finished in 1724. The chapel also features a beautiful image of Crucified Christ and alluring paintings in the interior walls.

    Adress: Rua do Imperador Dom Pedro II, s/n, Santo Antônio

    Phone: +55 (81) 3224-0530

  • MADRE DE DEUS CHURCH

    Built in the 17th century by Oratorian friars of Saint Felipe Néri’s Order. The currently renovated building is one of the favorite churches of Pernambuco’s elite for wedding celebrations. It was erected in baroque style with reef stones on the façade.

    Adress: Rua Madre de Deus, s/n, Bairro do Recife

    Phone: +55 (81) 3224-5587

  • MATRIZ DA BOA VISTA

    Built between 1784 and 1793 by the Order of the Holy Sacramento of Boa Vista, this mother church’s façade features the monumental Portuguese Lioz stone (a type of limestone). It was designed by architect Manoel Joaquim da Silva and sculpted by artist Francisco de Assis Rodrigues, both Portuguese. The works in the façade lasted for 49 years (from 1840 to 1889). The interior of the church was decorated throughout the 19th century.

     

    Adress: Rua da Imperatriz ao lado da Praça Maciel Pinheiro – Bairro da Boa Vista

  • BASÍLICA DO SAGRADO CORAÇÃO DE JESUS

    Erected in the land of Salesiano college in eclectic style in 1916, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus can house approximately one thousand people (770 sitting, 330 standing). 

    Adress: Rua Dom Bosco, 551, Boa Vista, Recife – PE CEP 50070-070

    Phone: +55 (81) 2129-5940

  • PAÇO DO FREVO

    This “palace for frevo” is a reference center for actions, projects, and activities of documentation, dissemination, safekeeping, and valorization of a major Brazilian cultural tradition proclaimed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO: frevo. A place to study, create, experiment, and experience the vast universe of stories, personalities, memories and artistic languages related to frevo.  

     

    Adress: Praça do Arsenal da Marinha, s/n, Bairro do Recife, CEP: 50030-360

    Phone: (81) 3355-9500

  • OFICINA FRANCISCO BRENNAND

    The place integrates the landscape of the old Engenho São João and gardens with traces of Burle Max too the collection of Francisco Brennand, prominent Brazilian artist.

    Adress: Propriedade Santos Cosme e Damião, s/n, Várzea

    Phone: +55 (81) 3271-2466

  • SINAGOGA KAHAL ZUR ISRAEL MUSEUM

    The synagogue currently stands for a Judaism Center in Pernambuco and is located in the city’s historical center. 

    Adress: Rua do Bom jesus, 197 - 50030-170 

    Phone: +55 (81) 3224-2128

  •  MILITAR DO FORTE DO BRUM MUSEUM

    In 1595, the place was occupied by artillery battery Bom Jesus. In 1969, a new fortress began to be built. After the Dutch invasion, it was named Johann de Bruyne. Rebuilt following the Pernambuco Revolution and finished in 1690, it currently houses the military museum, which features Portuguese and English canons, weapons, photographs, and objects that marked the Brazilian Air Force presence in the II World War.

    Adress: Praça da Comunidade Luso Brasileira - Recife, PE, 50030-230

    Phone: (81) 3224-7559

  • PERNAMBUCO STATE MUSEUM

    Historical and anthropological museum featuring important collections of the Dutch presence and colonial periods. Former residence of Barão de Beberibe (19th century).

     

    ​AdressAv. Rui Barbosa, 960 - Graças, Recife - PE, 52050-000

    Phone: (81) 3184-3174

  •  MURILO LA GRECA MUSEUM

    In addition to safeguarding a collection of 1,400 drawings in fusain, crayon, pastel, and sanguine, the museum exhibits records, books, furniture, and letters exchanged with Portinari and Giacometti. There are also 160 paintings ,among landscapes, historical scenes, and portraits. This abundant estate is made available to the Recife population by means of long-term annual exhibitions in the Main Hall, alongside exhibitions of contemporary art, design and architecture in the Secondary Hall.

    The building also contains a Multipurpose Hall, named after Silvia Decussati, Murillo’s wife, which hosts lectures, book signings, and other cultural activities, in addition to exhibitions and film screenings.

    Adress: R. Leonardo Bezerra Cavalcanti, 366

    Phones: +55 (81) 3355-3126 | (81) 3355-3127 | (81) 3355-3129

  • MAMULENGO MUSEUM

    An artistic, ludic, and magical space. Artistic, because of the quantity and quality of their superb collection (approximately 1,200 old and contemporary puppets); ludic, for what it offers to the public; and magical, because by means of the puppets, visitors and researchers enter a free and mind-picking world with a language of its own.

    Adress:  R. de São Bento, 344 - Varadouro, Olinda - PE, 53020-19

  • MUSEU DA ABOLIÇÃO

    The Museum, dedicated to the abolition of slavery, is spread over a total area of 6,302.74m². Visitors can appreciate the interior spaces with temporary and long-term exhibitions, the auditorium and bibliographical collection, as well as enjoy the garden planted with trees, with an arena theater, and eating and lounging space in the quiet neighborhood of Madalena. 

    Adress: R. Benfica, 1150 - Madalena, Recife - PE

    Phone: +55 (81) 3228-3248 

  • CAIS DO SERTÃO LUIS GONZAGA MUSEUM

    Built on the site where the old warehouses of Recife’s port used to sit, the quay Cais do Sertão offers its visitors temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection with references to the dry inland of Northeast region, known as sertão, with sensorial experiences and an innovating architecture that expresses the union of the seaside and inland area of the state. 

    Endereço:  Av Alfredo Lisboa, 11, Bairro do Recife

  • RECIFE MUSEUM - FORTE DAS 5 PONTAS

    The Recife Museum is situated at the fort São Tiago das Cinco Pontas—one of the most expressive monuments of Brazilian colonial heritage, originally erected in 1630 by the Dutch. The museum’s collection is comprised of photographs, maps, and archeological fragments that represent the history of Recife’s urban evolution from the 17th century until today. The museum hosts exhibitions, workshops, seminars, and actions focused on heritage education. 

    Adress: Forte das Cinco Pontas, Bairro de São José

    Phone:  3355-9543 / 3355-3107 / 3355-9544

  • MIRABILANDIA

    Mirabilandia is the only amusement park of the North and Northeast region and the third biggest park in Brazil

    Adress: Av. Prof. Andrade Bezerra, 1285 - Salgadinho, Olinda - PE, 53110-110

  • BOTANICAL GARDENS OF RECIFE

    Comprised of seven thematic gardens: Cacti, Bromeliads, Orchids, Palm Trees, Medicinal, Sensorial, and Tropical Plants. Visitors are advised to bring water and snacks.  

    Adress: Rodovia BR 232, s/n - Curado, Recife - PE

    Phone: +55 (81) 3355-0321

  • SÃO JOSÉ MARKET

    This major center for shopping, arts and crafts, and mystical materials (particularly goods related to African religions) was built at the old site of fishing sheds of Ribeira do Peixe. Inaugurated in 1875, the building is characterized by the European style of pre-made iron structures from the time of architecture industrialization. The materials for construction were imported from France. It is the oldest pre-made iron structure market in Brazil.

     

    Adress: Praça Dom Vital Recife, 509, São José

    Phone:  +55 (81) 3355-3022

  • TORRE MARKET

    With a differentiated proposal, Mercado da Torre brings convenience, gastronomy and services in one place, bringing more convenience and leisure to the Torre neighborhood in Recife (PE).

    Adress: R. José Bonifácio, 747

  • RICARDO BRENNAND INSTITUTE

    Set in large green area, it is home to a towering replica of a medieval castle, as well as an art gallery and library. It maintains a collection of rare books, works of art from the most diverse origins and eras, and a collection of white weapons.

    Adress: Alameda Antônio Brennand, s/n Várzea

    Phone: +55 (81) 2121-0352

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