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Muro Alto Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

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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Top Hotels Close to Muro Alto Beach

Samoa Beach Resort
Samoa Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Rod MA 01 Nossa Senhora do O Muro Alto, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, PE
The price is $141 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29

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 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (60 reviews)

"Location of this hotel is great. It is right in the middle of Muro Alto beach, which is what they call a "natural pool" with no waves whatsoever, making it perfect for little kids. The white sand beach is also great. The hotel itself is very nice, almost brand new so everything is in perfect condition. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Samoa Beach Resort
NANNAI Muro Alto
NANNAI Muro Alto
5 out of 5
Rodovia PE 09 km 3, Praia do Muro Alto, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, PE
The price is $343 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Nestled on the beach, this Ipojuca resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Muro Alto Beach and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Cupe Beach. Porto de Galinhas Natural Pools and Merepe ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (186 reviews)

"This is a lovely beach property. Staff are friendly and go out of their way to provide an amazing experience for their guests. The food was excellent."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

NANNAI Muro Alto
Summerville Beach Resort
Summerville Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Gleba 6 -A, Propriedade Merepe - C, s/n, Praia de Muro Alto, Ipojuca, PE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $160 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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. Porto de Galinhas Natural Pools and Merepe ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (296 reviews)

"This is an amazing resort for bringing the kids- they have a kids club that you can take the kids to play and the parents can relax at the amazing pools. The beach at front is not as good but 2 min walking you will have a great Cristal clear ocean with the resort providing the tables and chairs- ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

Summerville Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Muro Alto Beach

Samoa Beach Resort
Samoa Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Rod MA 01 Nossa Senhora do O Muro Alto, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, PE
The price is $141 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29
Samoa Beach Resort
NANNAI Muro Alto
NANNAI Muro Alto
5 out of 5
Rodovia PE 09 km 3, Praia do Muro Alto, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, PE
The price is $343 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
NANNAI Muro Alto
Summerville Beach Resort
Summerville Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Gleba 6 -A, Propriedade Merepe - C, s/n, Praia de Muro Alto, Ipojuca, PE
The price is $160 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
Summerville Beach Resort
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
Luxurious 2 bedroom apartment to B. Mar de Muro Alto-PE. Accommodates up to 6 people
LUXURY SEASIDE BUNGALOW ON MURO ALTO BEACH
LUXURY SEASIDE BUNGALOW ON MURO ALTO BEACH
IPOJUCA, PERNAMBUCO
The price is $184 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
LUXURY SEASIDE BUNGALOW ON MURO ALTO BEACH
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
Luxury flat with 2 suites Nannai Residence by the sea in Porto de Galinhas in 12X
Beach Class Eco Life Muro Alto
Beach Class Eco Life Muro Alto
Ipojuca, Northeast Region
Beach Class Eco Life Muro Alto
Flat ground floor Ekora Residence Muro Alto seafront
Flat ground floor Ekora Residence Muro Alto seafront
Ipojuca, Northeast Region
Flat ground floor Ekora Residence Muro Alto seafront
Nannai Residence Resort- Praia Muro Alto
Nannai Residence Resort- Praia Muro Alto
rua beira mar muro alto, 200 Flat camurin101, Ipojuca, Northeast Region
Nannai Residence Resort- Praia Muro Alto
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.