Olinda is a historic town that is located on the north-eastern shoreline of Brazil facing the Atlantic Ocean, started as a settlement in the early 1500s as part of a Portuguese colony because of the sugar cane industry in the region. Today, the town has a historic city centre. Olinda is known for its Carnival that includes African-style music and dancing. Olinda tours of the area will help people appreciate some of the best Olinda attractions.
Taking boat cruises is a great way to explore the coastline and the Capibaribe River. Kayaks are best in the river and coastal wetlands.
Local public coaches conveniently travel the scenic road between Recife and Olinda. The stop from which to meet and disembark the bus in Olinda is Praco Do Carmo.
Helicopter and jet flights over the coastline provide a wonderful view of the spectacular Brazilian jungle and the Atlantic Ocean. Flights over Olinda reveal the beautiful rooftops and buildings in this historic town.
People can go on driving discovery tours all over Olinda, the nearby town of Recife and along the stunning coast. Automobiles for hire are available, and taking a map or an electronic mapping system is advisable for those not familiar with the area, travelling on their Brazil holidays.
The town is on rolling hills overlooking the sea. Walking through the town is good exercise. Streets are cobblestones and historic buildings are everywhere. One of the landmark churches to visit is Nossa Senhora Do Carmo.