Experience exciting things to do in Recife with family and friends

Surrounded by the tropical rainforest and the Atlantic Ocean, Recife is an exciting getaway destination on the easternmost coast of Brazil near plenty of things to do. Radisson Hotel Recife is conveniently located near some of this exciting city’s best shopping, dining, and nightlife options, and we’re situated within walking distance of 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. Visit during the annual Carnival festivities in February to enjoy one of the world’s biggest parties.

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Boa Viagem Beach

1.89 mi / 3.04 km from the hotel
Stretching a total of eight kilometers, Boa Viagem Beach is one of the country's finest wide, sandy beaches.

Ricardo Brennand Institute

5.93 mi / 9.55 km from the hotel
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.

Marco Zero Square

3.3 mi / 5.31 km from the hotel
Now a major tourist attraction filled with great restaurants and shopping, this historic square marks the spot where the Portuguese founded Recife in 1537.


6.85 mi / 11.02 km from the hotel
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.

Paiva Beach

11.25 mi / 18.1 km from the hotel
Serene and somewhat secluded, Paiva Beach draws sunbathers and swimmers to its beautiful palm groves and natural pools of water.

Porto de Galinhas

28.47 mi / 45.82 km from the hotel
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.