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Muro Alto Beach

Set on Brazil’s glorious northeastern coastline, this beach is the place to idle about on the soft sand and swim in the transparent water.

Muro Alto Beach (Praia do Muro Alto) is one of the most beautiful beaches in the state of Pernambuco. Enjoy its perfect setting for sunbathing, cooling off with a refreshing swim and eating at beachfront bars. The beach is an extension of the coastline of Porto de Galhinas, which is a favorite hangout among surfers. The name Muro Alto means high wall and is a reference to the tall sand dunes. 

This is a great location if you want to relax and appreciate Brazil’s famous beach lifestyle. The natural scenery is spectacular and consists of a sweep of white sand backed by mangroves and coconut palms. Rent umbrellas and sun loungers or simply stroll until you find a secluded spot to spread a towel or blanket on the sand. 

Go for a swim in the calm water of the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the presence of a long reef, a natural pool forms along the shoreline. Get closer to the reef via rented kayak or stand-up paddleboard. At low tide it’s possible to paddle out and spot an array of tropical fish in the rock pools. 

Bars line the beach and specialize in fish and seafood dishes, including deep-fried calamari and shrimp. Accompany your meal with a cold beer, fresh fruit juices or soft drinks. Behind the dunes is a collection of upmarket resort hotels. Most have facilities such as private beach access, restaurants, swimming pools and watersport centers. 

Muro Alto Beach is about a 1-hour drive south of Recife and a 10-minute drive north of Porto de Galinhas. A regular public bus route runs to and from Porto de Galinhas. For a fun way to get here rent a buggy and make stops at Pernambuco’s dazzling series of coastal villages. The beach connects with Camboa Beach to the north and Cupe Beach to the south. From here you can continue on foot to Porto de Galinhas.


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Nannai Resort & Spa $355
Nannai Resort & Spa

Nannai Resort & Spa

Rodovia PE 09 km 3, Praia do Muro Alto, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, PE
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Ipojuca resort is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Muro Alto Beach and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Cupe Beach. Merepe Beach and Hippocampus Project are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Summerville Beach Resort $161
    Summerville Beach Resort

    Summerville Beach Resort

    Gleba 6 -A, Propriedade Merepe - C, s/n, Praia de Muro Alto, Ipojuca, PE
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Ipojuca resort is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Muro Alto Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Cupe Beach. Merepe Beach and Hippocampus Project are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Marulhos Resort by MAI $139
      Marulhos Resort by MAI

      Marulhos Resort by MAI

      Rua Gleba 6B, Praia de Muro Alto, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, PE
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Ipojuca resort is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Muro Alto Beach and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Cupe Beach. Merepe Beach and Hippocampus Project are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Vivá Porto de Galinhas Resort $125
        Vivá Porto de Galinhas Resort

        Vivá Porto de Galinhas Resort

        Avenida Beira Mar, S/n Lote B, Gleba 2, Praia do Cupe, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, PE
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Ipojuca resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cupe Beach and Muro Alto Beach. Merepe Beach is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

          Marulhos Resort Studios Para Temporada
          Marulhos Resort Studios Para Temporada

          Marulhos Resort Studios Para Temporada

          Praia de Muro Alto, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, Pernambuco
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nestled on the beach, this Ipojuca aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Muro Alto Beach and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Cupe Beach. Porto de Galinhas Natural Pools and Merepe Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Luxury Flat With 2 Suites Nannai Residence by the sea in Porto de Galinhas in 12X
            Luxury Flat With 2 Suites Nannai Residence by the sea in Porto de Galinhas in 12X

            Luxury Flat With 2 Suites Nannai Residence by the sea in Porto de Galinhas in 12X

            Ipojuca, Northeast Region
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the beach, this romantic apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Muro Alto Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Cupe Beach. Porto de Galinhas Natural Pools and Maracaipe Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

              Luxurious 2 Bedroom Apartment to B. Mar de Muro Alto-pe. Accommodates up to 6 People
              Luxurious 2 Bedroom Apartment to B. Mar de Muro Alto-pe. Accommodates up to 6 People

              Luxurious 2 Bedroom Apartment to B. Mar de Muro Alto-pe. Accommodates up to 6 People

              Ipojuca, Northeast Region
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Ipojuca apartment building is located on the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Muro Alto Beach and Cupe Beach. Porto de Galinhas Natural Pools and Maracaipe Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

                Samoa Beach Resort $110
                Samoa Beach Resort

                Samoa Beach Resort

                Rod MA 01 Nossa Senhora do O Muro Alto, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, PE
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Ipojuca resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Muro Alto Beach and Cupe Beach. Merepe Beach and Porto de Galinhas Natural Pools are also within 9 mi (15 km).