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“One of my favorite beaches in the region!”
Review of Praia de Calhetas

Praia de Calhetas
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Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

It is not a large spread out beach, but it is a quant beach with beautiful views of cliffs, rocks, and a small sandy area. It is surrounded by forests and palm trees.

Be advised the road to the beach is somewhat treacherous and probably best suited for a 4x4 or dune buggy. We were able to make it in our rental car, but I was a little nervous we would pop a tire. It is also accessible via a hike from Praia de Gaibu, but it is a hilly and rocky walk.

Bar do Artur is at the beach and it offers a wide selection of seafood and drinks. The staff is very nice and the food is good. Service can be slow when crowded, but they will let you keep your table while you enjoy the water. One of my favorite beachside bars.

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Reviewed 31 December 2014

Caribbean, amazing views and close to the city, can be quiet or loud, find your favorite area. A lot of other nice beaches walk distance also.

Thank Ana Carolina M
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Gaibu and Calhetas are beautiful, clean, safe, great for family vacations or day trip from Recife. You can have dinner cooked on spot to go with your beer, just talk to the ladies in the barracks.

Thank Julien B
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Ver Quaint place. Much more than the other beaches. Beautiful protected areas and ruins around! Near the capital, it takes around 40 min to get there. I heard the surroundings have been a little dangerous lately, after they developed the oil business there!

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Reviewed 9 May 2013

I love Calhetas!! It's about an hour's drive from Recife and is really the easiest of the "Postcard" beaches in Pernambuco to reach... further away is Porto de Galinhas... Calhetas has a couple of little barzino's with really fine food... it's a protected cove with pristine water, surrounded one side by huge boulders and on the other dramatic cliffs. You can hike up the cliffs and get an incredible vista overlooking the sea from the top. A great day trip. Beware that the last couple of miles of road is pretty rough! But, it's worth it.

3  Thank gabrielphiladelphia
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