Porto de Galinhas is one of northeast Brazil's most popular beach resorts. Situated 35 miles to the south of Recife, the sprawling capital of Pernambuco state, Porto de Galinhas has grown from a deserted stretch of coastline to an award-winning beachfront resort in the space of just two decades. The area has a range of accommodation options to choose from, from intimate pousadas to modern luxury hotels.
Porto de Galinhas's most famous features are the natural rock pools that form in the splendid offshore reef, each day as the tide recedes. As they form, the clear water pools often hold onto some of the area's impressive underwater life, offering a spectacular glimpse - and a chance to swim with - tropical fish and other marine life.