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Porto de Galinhas

The arrival of illegal slaves at the port used to be announced by the phrase there's a new chicken in the port! In this way, the beach of Puerto Rico became known as Porto de Galinhas, in Pernambuco.


Initially, the beach was called Puerto Rico, due to its abundance of redwood.

At the height of slavery in Brazil, it was the main trading point for illegal slaves in northeastern Brazil, who often arrived hidden under crates of guinea fowl.

From the beginning of the 1990s, it became a tourist hub. This caused damage to marine life in the region, forcing the control of tourist activity from 2014 onwards.

Praias de Porto Galinhas
Beaches in Porto de Galinhas

The region has pools of clear, warm water formed between corals, as well as estuaries, mangroves, white sand and coconut trees.

The whole region is very frequented by tourists and surfers of different nationalities, having been chosen by the magazine Viagem e Turismo, from Editora Abril, as the "Best Beach in Brazil" for ten consecutive times.
Porto de Galinhas is a beach located in the homonymous district, belonging to the municipality of Ipojuca, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil.
Between Porto de Galinhas and Praia dos Carneiros (another important tourist destination in Pernambuco) is the island of Santo Aleixo.

 To the north are the beaches of Muro Alto, formed by an extensive barrier of reefs, and Calhetas, site of the discovery of Brazil by the Spanish navigator Vicente Yáñez Pinzón in January 1500, much sought after for ziplining.

Trilha Porto de Galinhas

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Trails in Porto de Galinhas

The best season goes from September to February, and the months with the most sunny days are October, November and December.
There are sunny days in every month of the year, but the months of April, May, June and July are the rainiest on the coast of Pernambuco, with June being the month with the highest rainfall.

Tourist Point of Porto de Galinhas
Ponto Turístico de Porto de Galinhas
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