Arandu is a 10 minutes footwalk from the center of the small town of Porto de Galinhas and a 50 meters footwalk from the beach. The location is perfect as the village center is quite busy and noisy. Arandu is, however, quiet and relaxing. Furthermore, the accomodations in the village center do not look very inviting, with few exceptions, compared with Pousada Arandu.
The Pousada has some 15 rooms and the ambient is nearly family-like. You will find the owners at the reception during the day and they will chat with you and give you any information needed. If they can't help you, they will do a short phone call and ask somebody who can give the information you request.
The rooms are spacy and clean and the aircondition is silent (in contrast to most other places in Brasil where I have been). The rooms are cleaned daily.
The breakfast buffet is nice and the choice is good although not as vast as in big hotels. If you ask, you are able to receive many additional dishes for breakfast like freshly made scrambled eggs (not like in other places, where the egg might be kept warm during hours) and national dishes like tapioca.
The pousada does not have a restaurant but you can get warm snacks during the whole day. There is also a bar. Snacks and drinks are very priceworthy, even the beers you take out of the minibar/fridge in your room. Most restaurants are located in the town center of Porto de Galinhas. A dance club can be found some 5 minutes from the pousada.
The pool is small and clean. It is, however, closed during the night for cleaning. They do chemical tests regularly to check the quality of the water.
Internet is available on a computer at the reception and is free.
Porto de Galinhas is a nice place as it has a reef and natural pools very close to the beach. These things can be enjoyed best during low tide. A schedule regarding the high and low tide is available at Arandu. Furthermore several trips such as buggy trips and trips to nearby beaches are available in Porto de Galinhas. Porto de Galinhas is about 1 hour from Recife. There are, however, only the local busses (stopping everywhere) and taxis (expensive) to get there. Something like a minivan or express bus does not exist. So calculate either enough time or enough money for a trip to Recife, if you want to go there.
The prices for the rooms are good. They were among the lowest during the carneval period and still, the quality of the accomodation is high. So we can only recommend a stay in Pousada Arandu.
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- Also Known As:
- Arandu Pousada Porto De Galinhas, Brazil