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Experience exciting things to do in Recife

Surrounded by the tropical rainforest and the Atlantic Ocean, Recife is an exciting getaway destination on the easternmost coast of Brazil. The Radisson hotel is conveniently located near some of this exciting city's best shopping, dining and nightlife options, and is within walking distance of the beautiful Boa Viagem Beach. Shoppers love Marco Zero Square, which is home to a variety of local boutiques, and history buffs can enjoy an afternoon enveloped in Brazilian culture at the Ricardo Brennand Institute. If you're lucky enough to visit during the annual Carnival festivities in February, be sure to get plenty of rest to enjoy one of the world's biggest parties.


  • Boa Viagem Beach (walking distance)
    Stretching a total of eight kilometers, Boa Viagem Beach is one of the country's finest wide, sandy beaches.
  • Paiva Beach (18 km)
    Serene and somewhat secluded, Paiva Beach draws sunbathers and swimmers to its beautiful palm groves and natural pools of water.
  • Porto de Galinhas (50 km)
    Turquoise waters, easily accessible sands, natural tidal pools and a variety of trails win Porto de Galinhas accolades as one of Brazil's best beaches. Located in Ipojuca, this beach is well worth a day trip.


  • Shopping malls (3 km)
    Radisson Hotel Recife is within three kilometers of several major shopping malls with retail therapy options to suit any shopper.
  • Marco Zero Square (8 km)
    Now a major tourist attraction filled with great restaurants and shopping, this historic square marks the spot where the Portuguese founded Recife in 1537.

Cultural attractions:

  • Paço do Frevo Museum (7.2 km)
    This museum hosts a variety of exhibitions and classes that feature Brazil’s popular frevo music and dance.
  • Olinda (15 km)
    Home to a wide array of historic sites just north of Recife, Olinda is also the place to find a free street festival called the Carnival of Olinda, which draws thousands of revelers every year.
  • Ricardo Brennand Institute (17 km)
    One of the city's most important cultural destinations, the Ricardo Brennand Institute is a can't-miss combination of art museum, library, gallery and park.

Nearby transportation
Recife/Guararapes-Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC) (6 km)