Boa Viagem Beach
Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
This is the most famous beach in Recife. Boa Viagem goes from the Pina, in the north, to the beach of Piedade, in the south; from end to end, Boa Viagem is about 7 km long. The beach is protected by a line of natural reefs, after which the city was named. When the tide lowers, many natural pools are formed all along the shore line; also, during low tide, you can walk on the top of the reefs, which are wide and flat enough (but slippery). During the high tide periods, the reefs are fully covered by the water. Even if you are able to, make sure you don't swim (or surf) past the reefs, as there have been cases of attacks by sharks.