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When is the best time to travel?

when deciding when to go to Recife and Olindaneighboring cities in Pernambuconormally you expect that sun from North East, right? After all, rain can interfere with the trip of those who want to enjoy the beaches and historical attractions in the region.

If, on the one hand, these cities have high levels of monthly rainfall at certain times of the year (above 300mm), there are times when it gives a truce, ideal for those who are going to travel there. As for temperature, this at least is not a concern, since it’s hot all yearwith average temperatures around 26ºC.


Olinda with Recife in the background (Photo via Shutterstock)

O first half of the year is usually the wettest in Recife and throughout the State of Pernambuco. Mainly between March and August very high averages of rainfall are recorded. Of course, that doesn’t mean it rains all day every day of the week, but it can happen that you get really bad days.

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I confess that I went during this rainy period and got some sun, with some rain in the morning and in the late afternoon. But if you can, it’s best to avoid it.

So when to go to Recife and Olinda and have a better chance of finding that beautiful scenery with sun? The best time to travel to Pernambuco is mainly from September to January. This is the driest period of the year and with very high temperatures (check the chart below).

When to go to Recife and Olinda (Photo via Shutterstock)

Boa Viagem Beach, Recife (Photo via Shutterstock)


It is worth remembering that particularly December, January and Februarymonths with little rain, coincide with the high season holiday and carnival. That is, prices are usually higher, especially for accommodation (see hotels with discounts of up to 50%). It’s the price you pay for traveling at that time.

When to go to Recife and Olinda (Photo via Shutterstock)

Boa Viagem Beach, Recife (Photo via Shutterstock)

On the other hand, in July, a month that is also very popular because it is school holidays, prices do not usually go up that much. Perhaps the greater chance of rain does not whet the appetite of entrepreneurs so much. So is it a good time to travel at this time if there is a doubt about when to go to Recife and Olinda? Only if you really have no other choice. In years like 2017, the period between May and July was heavy rain and damage in the region.


February is an intermediate month between the dry season and the beginning of the rainy season in Pernambuco. Which on the one hand is good. There can be rain and showers at any time, but the days are not usually cloudy or raining all the time. If Carnival falls in March, despite the beginning of the most constant rains, that shouldn’t get in the way either, as the revelry is usually at the beginning of the month.

When to go to Recife and Olinda (Photo via Shutterstock)

Carnival in Olinda (Photo via Shutterstock)

Another thing to watch out for in relation to Carnival in the region is that the party starts practically two weeks before of the official date. In other words, your experience to know mainly the historic slopes of Olinda can be very different than at other times of the year, since it turns and moves they are taken by pre-carnival blocks.


Below you can see a graph with average temperatures and rainfall throughout the year to help you decide when to go to Recife and Olinda.

When to go to Recife and Olinda (Art: Esse Mundo É Nosso)

Do you have any other questions about when to go to Recife and Olinda? Leave your comment!

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Rafael Carvalho

A fan of chicken with okra and a good beer from Minas Gerais, he currently lives in São Paulo. He has a degree in Radio and TV, a postgraduate degree in Journalism and has been working with Digital Content for over 16 years. He has worked for companies such as SBT and Jovem Pan FM. Passionate about travel, he founded Esse Mundo É Nosso and travels around Brazil and the world all year round, always looking for tips to share.

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