Quality Hotel Joao Pessoa
Av. Cabo Branco 2870
Joao Pessoa, 58045-010
Phone: (55) 83 30417000
Fax: (55) 83 30417001
Av. Cabo Branco 2870, Joao Pessoa, BR, 58045-010
- Phone: (55) 83 30417000
- Fax: (55) 83 30417001
Dois Irmãos Park is one of the biggest tropical forest areas in Pernambuco. Here you will be able to meet the components of the local ecosystem, including its plants and native animals like sloths, capybaras and lots of birds. The zoo keeps around 690 animals including birds, reptiles and mammals of 127 species from both Brazilian and abroad. No reservations are needed for visiting, but you can reserve hiking trails through the forest or guided tours beforehand.
In early 2013 Recife opened seasonal bike lane for leisure and tourism. It is open on Sundays and bank holidays from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is a bike sharing system for renting bikes available from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There are 3 main stations on Marco Zero, Jaqueira Square and Dona Lindu Park offering bike rentals plus mechanical assistance, information and water bottle sales. The lane crosses the city, passing through tourism attractions such as Pernambuco's State Museum, 13 de Maio Park, Campo das Princesas Palace, Santa Isabel Theater and República Square. To rent bikes, you have to acquire a Ciclofaixa Pass, which costs BRL 5,00. Bike rentals are free for one hour, and you can make as many one hour trips as you want in one day, as long as there is a 15 minutes gap between them. Trips of more than one hour will be charged separately in the price of BRL 5 for each 30 minutes of use.
Situated in Recife's central area, Jaqueira Park is one of the most beloved local parks. Whether you enjoy an afternoon stroll with your kids or take a run on the weekends, the place is perfect for those who really like green areas and quiet refuges. You will often find parents observing their kids play on the playground from the benches. There is also a chapel, a historical site and weekly sports activities organized here. You can also use the running, cycling and roller blade facilities, as well as admire the beautiful fruit trees.
Rua da Aurora is a street that is mainly on the left bank of the Capibaribe River. Its name, meaning "break of dawn," comes from the fact that all of its houses are east-facing, with a view of the sunrise. This street is a common picture on Recife postcards due to its beauty. Here you will find many houses where famous local families lived, various neoclassical buildings including the former home of the President of Pernambuco Province, the Parliament of Pernambuco and Ginásio Pernambucano, a traditional school founded in 1825.
Treze de Maio Park offers a great green area in downtown Recife. It dates from 1860, when first belonged to English engineer William Martineau. After some changes in the project and a big delay in its construction, the park was opened in 1939. Inside it you will find many bushes, trees and tropical herbs species, some sculptures and busts of famous celebrities from Pernambuco, the city council building and a mini zoo. Around the park there is the law school and the public library.