Olinda Travel Guide
Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982, the small city of Olinda is located in Pernambuco state on Brazil’s Northeastern coast just under 4 miles north of the bigger city of Recife. Renown as one of the prettiest towns in Brazil, the old town has some of the best examples of colonial architecture in the country. It is a very tranquil town with palm trees lining the streets and beautiful views out to the ocean. Olinda has become a hub for artists and bohemian types and the twisting streets are full of galleries, museums, workshops and quaint churches. This is a city that is best explored on foot!
The name Olinda comes from a Portuguese phrase meaning 'Oh, beautiful', and this small, artsy and endearing city certainly lives up to it's name
Best months to visit Olinda
The best time to visit Olinda is any time between September and March. December until February are the busiest times with Christmas and the carnival in February. Temperatures remain fairly constant throughout the year.
Our hand-picked hotels in Olinda
A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are a couple of our favourites in Olinda.
Best reasons to visit Olinda
Olinda is a historic city and has perhaps Brazil’s prettiest colonial centre. Below are a few of our highlights and best reasons to visit this charming city.