Destination guide

The beachside setting of Recife is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's culture, theater scene and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Recife. This city's monuments, opera houses and beaches draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like USA Consulate and Boa Viagem Beach. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Recife

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Recife a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Embassy of Giant Puppets (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Praca do Arsenal (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Mirabilandia Amusement Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Lagoa do Araca (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Coqueiral Park (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Dois Irmaos Botanical Park and Zoo (6 mi / 9.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Recife

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, January, February, March and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 86°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Recife

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Recife is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Praca do Arsenal (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Derby Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Pina Beach (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Chifre Beach (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Jaqueira Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Memorial Arcoverde Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Recife

Fly into Recife (REC-Guararapes Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Jaboatao dos Guararapes Curado Station. You can get around Recife by jumping on the metro at Recife Station, Joana Bezerra Station or Afogados Station.

Where to stay around Recife?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 253 vacation rentals near Recife. From 184 Condos/Apartments to 38 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Recife for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Recife?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Recife:

  • Boa Viagem: 134 vacation rentals
  • Boa Vista: 24 vacation rentals
  • Brasília Teimosa: 17 vacation rentals
  • Pina: 64 vacation rentals
  • Graças: 26 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Recife?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Recife. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Boa Viagem Beach: 259 vacation rentals
  • Recife Harbor: 275 vacation rentals
  • Centro de Formacao, Pesquisa e Memoria Cultural - CASA Do Carnaval: 276 vacation rentals
  • Moeda Street: 278 vacation rentals
  • Pina Beach: 264 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Recife listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Recife?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 184 Condos/Apartments in Recife. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Recife include:

  • Houses: 38 rentals available
  • Studios: 201 rentals available
  • Hotels: 5 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Recife?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 134 vacation rentals with pool available in Recife. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.