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.
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.
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.