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From Recife: Maragogi Beach Day Trip

From Recife: Maragogi Beach Day Trip

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From US$ 19.83 per person

Make the most of your trip to Recife with a visit to the stunning resort town of Maragogi, also known as the Brazilian Caribbean. Spend the day sunbathing, ride around on a buggy, admire the natural pools of Galés, or snorkel in the crystal clear waters.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Recife located ONLY at Boa Viagem, Pina or Piedade neighborhoods. For hotels outside the pickup region, the nearest meeting point will be informed.


  • Visit the stunning resort town of Maragogi, also known as the Brazilian Caribbean
  • Swim in crystal clear waters and snorkel in search of marine life
  • Admire the natural pools of Galés or take a sail around the shoreline
  • Explore the region on your own, at your own leisure
Full description
Your beach adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Recife and heads towards Maragogi, also known as the Brazilian Caribbean. Arrive at the resort town and feel immersed in the vibrant yet peaceful atmosphere of this coastal location. The first stop of the day is Burgalhau beach, where you can set up camp for the day at the local operator’s base point. From here you can make your plan of action for the day and decide what activities you want to do with the help of your friendly guides. There’s plenty to see and do in Maragogi and the day is yours to enjoy. Spend some time soaking up the sunshine on the stunning white sandy beaches, then cool off in the refreshing sea. Pickup a snorkel set and go in search of marine life in the crystal clear waters, or hop on board a boat for a sail around the shoreline. You can also opt to visit the Galés of Maragogi, a set of stunning natural pools just 6 km from the coast, or rent a buggy and head off for an exploration of your own. At the end of the afternoon, head back to the base point for the return trip to Recife.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from most hotels in Recife
  • Shared regular tour or private tour (depending on option chosen)
  • Professional tour guide (language based on option chosen)
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional Galés tour that can be arranged on the day (around BRL 80 per person)
  • Optional buggy ride that can be arranged on the day (around BRL 65 per person)
  • Optional sailing tour that can be arranged on the day (around BRL 65 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Please be aware that a visit to the natural pools of Galés is dependent on the tide. This means it is only bookable on the day. In addition, the Environmental Preservation Society only permits a limited number of visitors per day
  •  At the time of booking, please inform the local operator of your ID or passport number along with the full names of all participants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 9 reviews

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First of all it’s 12 hours and not 8 as it says on the app. Basically, you travel to one beach only to be forced to book another tour to be transferred to another area where you can actually swim. It was ok but for me the amount of time it takes and the location you end up i. The end didn’t really worth it. Maybe for someone else it does. Plus side, the coach guide was very polite and tried to explain to me everything with his limited English skills.

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February 1, 2022

I did 3 one day trips with Martur Viagens e Turismo GREAT tour company,, very reliable, on time and communicated well with me! My tour guide was so GREAT his name is *Baruque* He is so knowledgeable, excellent communication, very helpful and translation was brilliant, funny REALLY GREAT service to me.. I would very highly recommended Martur Viagens e Turismo and Baruque Great person and tour guide... Thank you very much !

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January 25, 2021

Very nice place! Arrival without problems. I would do it again.

The journey worked great. If you live outside the pick-up area, you meet at 6:30 am at the organizer's office. After you have collected all, you drive just under an hour to a meeting point to collect more guests. At 9:45 o'clock we were on site and the day could start. On the spot there was the possibility to be on the way by ship or buggy. Both 60R $. I decided on the ship (starting around 10:30 am). There was unlimited caipirinha here. You drive to a small sandbank where several messengers meet and spend their time here. The water is incredibly beautiful! Here you will also find ice cream vendors, etc .. Nobody was intrusive. At noon we arrived back at the start. In the restaurant there is a buffet, it will be charged according to weight. The price was a bit high, for Europeans still okay. At 15:30 it went back. Too short, mMn. The guide could speak good English. Locally you spoke only Portuguese. But you come through.

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October 9, 2019

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