Porto de Galinhas
One of the most beautiful beaches in Brazilian coast. Located 65 km away from Recife, you can see the contrasts between the sugarcane plantations and the exuberance of the coconut trees at this spot. Is known for its famous natural pools with crystal-clean waters. Millions of fishes, corals and other types of aquatic creatures come along and stay just beside the visitors, to add even more beauty to this tropical resort.
Initially, the beach was called Puerto Rico, due to its abundance in Brazil wood. At the height of slavery in Brazil, was the main point of the slave trade illegal in northeastern Brazil. Often they came hidden under crates of chickens d'Angola. The arrival of slaves illegal to harbor used to be announced by the phrase has new hen in the harbor! Thus, the beach of Puerto Rico became known as Porto de Galinhas.