Hi....just wondering if anyone knows how steep the hill is that takes a person into Olinda. Is it too steep to walk up? Is there a bus, shuttle bus, that would take people up the hill from Recife?
On our cruise, our ship is docking in Recife from 8a.m. to 3 p.m. Hardly any time to see anything as we have heard that many sites are closed during lunch hour. What would you suggest that would help us get a "taste" of Recife or Olinda so that we can bring back interesting memories. We are interested in people and their customs mostly and are not attracted by beaches.
TIA for your input.
I have collected that Recife is not safe place. But what about Olinda. Both are only away 5KM. Is it Olinda quite safer and are there many tourists there ? Is there a nice beach in Olinda where tourists prefer or various beaches ? How big is the place ? If I stay in the city center how far is the beach. could i walk the area on foot or is not that small place?
I have read one suggestion about accommodation to Pousada od Amparo. Anybody else has any other economic suggestions?
My fiancee and I are looking for a nice, but economical (up to 60 USD/night) place to stay in Olinda, in late August. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Does anyone have a recommendation of where my friend and I could stay in Olinda during Carnaval? Also, after Carnaval we have around 10 days before we fly from Manaus to Buenos Aires. I was thinking of heading to Belem, taking a Amazon cruise to Manaus and then seeing the jungle from there before moving on. Does anyone know about the the river cruise from Belem to Manaus? Should I bother with other places instead, like Fortaleza? Natal?
I will be travelling in Brazil again next year but am not yet sure whether we will be in Olinda or Rio for Carnival. There doesn't seem to be any apartment/house rental in Olinda, and prices are even more expensive than Rio. Can anyone help or advise of options? Also, I am a little claustrophobic! I was OK in the sambadromo last year and OK at Banda da Ipanema, but some friends have said that I might find the crowds in Olinda a bit too much - can anyone offer any advice??? THANKS x
Hi everyone, I am despirate to live and work in Olinda! I ideally would love to get involved in Arts/crafts education initially, or english language if all else fails! ,within schools or community groups. But I have no idea where to start looking for this kind of information being in the U.K. Any advice would be greatly welcomed as I have 7 months to plan, and will go anyway if nothing turns up!! Many Thanks mcL
is there a capoeira presence in olinda?