Welcome to Olinda

The picturesque historic center, declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1982, has some delightful pousadas and good restaurants and bars, and makes a much more tranquil base than its bigger neighbor that stands towering in the distance.

Top experiences in Olinda

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Recent articles

Travel guides

Starting at $29.99

Image for

Olinda activities

$37.50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Olinda to Recife Airport Private Departure Transfer

Your driver will be waiting for you at your hotel in Olinda with a sign which will have your name in it. Enjoy this transfer from your hotel in Olinda to the International Airport of Recife or all hotels on the Harbor of Boa Viagem, Pina and Piedade. This service uses transportation of a double air-conditioned vehicle which has a TV, DVD, and Wi-Fi. We'll offer you safety, punctuality and comfort. You should enjoy your vacation so get off to a great start with us. Start your trip the way you deserve it and don't forget to book your arrival transfer too (if applicable)!

$21 Tours & Sightseeing

Olinda Walking Tour: Explore Brazilian Art and Culture

This unconventional walking tour will lead you through the streets of Olinda with the unique perspective of the arts. Your guide will take you to visit two local artists, including craftsmen, musicians, and religious representatives of Afro-Brazilian origins. During the walking tour, you will explore the cultural corridors of the city, located in the surroundings of Olinda Historic Centre, as well as the districts of Guadalupe, Bonsucesso, Varadouro and Amaro Branco. Visit the mansions and historic buildings that give Olinda the title of a UNESCO World Heritage City. The tour shows you the daily life of Olinda locals as you walk the city streets, enabling a cultural exchange between tourists and residents. Understand why the city is considered a symbol of popular culture, with its cultural diversity and the spontaneity of its people and its artists. Olinda is considered the first Brazilian capital of culture, and the center of the famous Carnival celebration.Tour revenue is invested in supporting local partners and funding local programs, such as agro-ecological projects. 

$40 Outdoor Activities

Recife and Olinda - PE

Only 120 km away from the capital of Paraíba, the city of Olinda is considered a Natural and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. During the tour, we will walk along the beautiful beaches and visit the Alto da Sé, with its historical monuments (museums and churches), dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. We will also visit the city of Recife, cut by the rivers Capibaribe and Beberibe, known as the Brazilian Venice. We will pass through Marco Zero, Parque 13 de Maio, Government Palace, Santa Isabel Theater, Culture House and seafront of the famous beach of Boa Viagem. Be sure to consult the Giant Dolls Embassy option. We will return to João Pessoa after a beautiful day full of history!

$130 Cultural & Theme Tours

Maragogi : Discover Recife and Olinda , full day city tour

Know some of the places visited on Recife & Olinda Tour!  Boa Viagem Beach: is about 7 km and is located in the center of the urban area of Recife. The low tide forms several shallow natural pools with warm and transparent waters. In addition, it has an excellent infrastructure with kiosks, bike path, jogging track, showers, volleyball and tennis courts.House of Culture: the building belonged to the old detention house of Recife, which was deactivated in 1973. Three years later, plastic artist Francisco Brennand and architect Lina Bo Bardi restored the place and transformed it into what it is today. Recalling that the construction of the place is dated to 1850.House of the Giant Dolls: We talk in Olinda that you will surely remember: the giant dolls, symbolic figures of the Pernambuco carnival. In this place you can see more than 60 dolls made in honor of characters like Alceu Valença, Michael Jackson, Chacrinha, Ayrton Senna, Rita Lee, Lampião, Tim Maia, Silvio Santos, Pope Francisco, among others.Alto da Sé: Among the attractions of Alto da Sé is the beautiful sunset and the Duomo Church, built in the seventeenth century in Baroque architecture. Moreover, it is possible to see the craft market.

$135 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private City Tour Recife e Olinda

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Boa Viagem Beach, Recife, State of PernambucoAt the beginning, a panoramic tour along the Boa Viagem waterfront, one of the most famous urban beaches in BrazilDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Catamaran Tours - Passeios - Eventos - RestauranteThen stop at the Catamaran Space, where you can take a beautiful catamaran tour * through our Brazilian Venice.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Praca do Marco Zero, Recife, State of PernambucoThe Rio Branco Square, also known as Marco Zero, is a public space located in the Recife neighborhood of the homonymous city, capital of PernambucoStop At: Embaixada dos Bonecos Gigantes, Recife, State of PernambucoFrom Marco Zero, walk along Rua do Bom Jesus (former Rua dos Judeus), where the Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue and the Embaixada dos Bonecos Gigantes (tickets not included) are located, as well as the Museu a Céu AbertoDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Mauricio de Nassau Bridge, Recife, State of PernambucoThen, a panoramic tour through Recife, including the three islands (Recife, Santo Antônio and Boa Vista), the Maurício de Nassau Bridge, the Republic Square, where the Government Palace, the Santa Isabel Theater and the Palace of the JusticeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Pernambuco House of Culture, Recife, State of PernambucoThen, a panoramic tour through Recife, including the three islands (Recife, Santo Antônio and Boa Vista), the Maurício de Nassau Bridge, the Republic Square, where the Government Palace, the Santa Isabel Theater and the Palace of the JusticeDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Misericordia Church, Olinda, State of PernambucoIn Olinda, on a walking tour, we will visit the Alto da Sé, with the Igreja da Sé e Misericordia, from where the most beautiful view of the cities of Recife and Olinda, which is considered Natural and Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by Unesco .Duration: 20 minutes