From surfing to shopping, discover the best things to do in Recife

Surrounded by a tropical rainforest and the Atlantic Ocean, Recife is an exciting destination near some of the best things to do on the easternmost coast of Brazil. Radisson Hotel Recife places you within walking distance of beautiful Boa Viagem Beach and close to some of the city’s best shopping, dining, and nightlife options. Shoppers love Marco Zero Square, which is home to a variety of local boutiques, and history buffs can enjoy an afternoon learning about Brazilian culture at the Ricardo Brennand Institute. If you’re visiting in February, join the annual Carnival celebration and 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 Brazil’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.

Praça do Arsenal

3.42 mi / 5.5 km from the hotel
In the heart of Recife’s historic district is Praça do Arsenal, once a naval port and now a vibrant entertainment area with green spaces, restaurants, shops, and seasonal events.

Paço Alfândega

3.11 mi / 5.01 km from the hotel
Built in the 1700s on the banks of the Capibaribe River, the beautiful Paço Alfândega building houses a popular shopping mall and hosts numerous trade shows and fairs throughout the year.

Jaqueira Park

5.01 mi / 8.06 km from the hotel
On the banks of the Capibaribe River lies the beautiful Jaqueira Park, which offers biking and jogging paths under stately trees.

Parque Dona Lindu

2.58 mi / 4.14 km from the hotel
This urban oasis on the beach hosts Recife’s annual Carnival festivities as well as concerts and other live performances.

Arena Pernambuco

9.4 mi / 15.13 km from the hotel
Catch a FIFA match, a big-name concert, or a tournament at Arena Pernambuco, one of the top sports and entertainment complexes in Brazil.