Holidays Recife, Olinda and Fernando de Noronha

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Recife is an exciting cultural hub and Olinda a preserved colonial masterpiece. Fernando de Noronha island offers optimum scuba diving. Book with Journey Latin America.

Where to go when - our guide to Recife, Olinda and Fernando de Noronha

Igreja da praia dos carneiros

The weather in Recife, Olinda and Fernando de Noronha is wide and varied

Take in colonial architecture contrasting with gleaming modern buildings in Recife, wander Olinda’s quaint cobbled streets and swim in sapphire-clear waters of volcanic island Fernando de Noronha. It’s hot with plenty of sunshine all year round here, with most rain falling April - July. This means, unlike in other coastal areas further south, the Brazilian summer (December - March) is relatively dry. Christmas, and Carnival in February/March are the busiest times to visit, with particularly exuberant celebrations in Olinda.

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    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.

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    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

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