This is the one!
On the southern coast of Pernambuco, neighboring Porto de Galinhas, you will find a small and charming slice of heaven. Praia dos Carneiros
is a great alternative to the bustling region and a sought-after destination by those who dream of saying “I do” at its beachfront chapel.
The São Benedito church is currently one of the most coveted locations by Pernambuco brides and grooms. From the top of the stairs leading into the chapel, all you see is a vast expanse of blue waters, surrounded by green.
The wilderness clad beach has a completely relaxing atmosphere. The water temperature is always pleasant and entices tourists to spend their days lounging by the sea.Origin of the name
Zaldo Rocha, owner of the Sítio da Boa Esperança Inn, states that several fishermen's stories tell the tale of the origin for the name Carneiros. Some of the tales mention the possibility of seeing sheep (carneiros) when the waves break at night. However, the most probable source for the name lies in history. According to land titles, the area belonged to a family whose last name was Carneiro.Culture
If you’re looking for culture, the Bangalôs do Garneleiro Inn hosts movie sessions followed by musical attractions every fortnight. Well known names in the Pernambucano film industry, like directors Lírio Ferreira and Cláudio Assis, have graced the screens of the Carneiros Beach Film Club. The inn currently comprises six bungalows, 13 apartments and has recently been upped with a pool that includes a hot-tub.
Guests, who were mostly couples, have gradually become more family oriented.Culinary
The Inn’s restaurant is on-site and can serve approximately 150 people per weekend. You can savor the beer shrimp and Pernambucano fish stew from the comfort of your beach chairs.
If you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated, your best bet is the Beijupirá restaurant. The restaurant’s flagship dish is the lagostanga (lobster-mango), a lobster served in butter with grilled slices of mango and celery rice. Another must-eat is the tropical shrimp, served in a pineapple and flambéed in whiskey, on a bed of cashew rice.Where to EatArikindá
Phone number: (81) 3676-1342Beijupirá
Phone number: (81) 3676-1461www.beijupiracarneiros.com.brJobar
Phone number: (81) 3676-1421www.praiadoscarneiros.com.br/gastronomia.html