Cheap flights to Recife, Brazil

Can I fly to Recife Guararapes Intl from USA right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from USA to Recife Guararapes Intl

Most visitors from USA need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Recife Guararapes Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Recife Guararapes Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering Recife Guararapes Intl.

Travel Health Declaration - Travelers need to present to the airline responsible for the flight (before boarding) the proof (printed or electronic) of filling out the Traveler's Health Declaration - DSV, within a maximum of 24hours prior to boarding to the Federative Republic of Brazil, with the agreement on the sanitary measures that must be complied with during the period in which they are in the country.

Can I fly back to USA from Recife Guararapes Intl?

Returning to USA from Recife Guararapes Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Recife Guararapes Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Recife Guararapes Intl are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Recife?

The cheapest ticket to Recife found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

























Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Recife is April. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Recife?

Average Recife flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month



$684 - $1,469



75.2 - 80.6 °F



0.8 - 11.8 inches

Recife is a year-round city, with consistent temperatures in all four seasons. Monsoon rains and high humidity occur between March and September, while the driest and sunniest month is November, with average high temperatures peaking around 86F. Accordingly, the city holds festivals throughout the year, with well-attended New Year celebrations held at Praia de Boa Viagem and Old Recife. The biggest event of the year is Carnival, starting the week before Ash Wednesday. The event kicks off at the Galo da Madrugada party, and sees music, dance and food brought to every corner of the city. For week to week events, be sure to check-out the vintage Mercado de São José, where 545 stalls gather to sell a wide range of food, crafts and cordel literature.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Recife?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Recife. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Recife?

Recife flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at noon. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

City overview

Far from the fame of Rio and the mystique of the Amazon, sparkles a gem of Brazil’s crown that few outsiders have heard of. Known as the Venice of Brazil, Recife is a fine meeting of the old and the new where Dutch colonial architecture is neatly framed by the slender glisten of skyscrapers. Colorful streets of bleached paves thread through the old town, leading to an expansive sea front of white powder sand and warm ocean water. Recife boasts three public beaches, Boa Viagem, Pina and Brasília Teimosa, each readily accessible from downtown and generously stocked with cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. And if that wasn’t enough, Boa Viagem is illuminated at night, making it a popular haunt for younger visitors. The city is also packed with theaters, galleries and museums, as well as its fair share of acclaimed restaurants and hotels.

For those looking further afield, no visit to Recife would be complete without making the journey to the comely town of Olinda, just north of the city limits. Having changed little since it was established in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Olinda boasts some of the best preserved examples of colonial architecture in all of Brazil.

Getting around Recife, Brazil

Recife is easy to navigate via public transport, with the second largest metro network in Brazil serving 28 different stations across the city. Three lines operate daily from early morning to late evening, with both the airport and the beachfront located on the blue line. The city is also served by a wide-reaching bus line, the Sistema Estrutural Integrado (SEI). SEI offers 119 services, each integrated with the subway system at 13 points throughout the greater Recife metropolitan area.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Recife is served by Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC). Flights operate to Rio, Lisbon, Miami and Frankfurt throughout the year, with Lima served on a seasonal basis. Car hire is available at the airport, as are a number of private hire taxi firms. Bus services also run to and from Recife throughout operating hours.

Recife, Brazil Travel Information

  • Sharks are frequent visitors to the shores off Recife, and attacks are known to occur. Be sure to heed warnings posted by lifeguards.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Recife?

If you book a flight to Recife, you will be flying into Guararapes Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Recife Guararapes Intl (REC) is located 5.8 mi from the center of Recife.