Listed below are some need-to-know information about the city of Recife. Having these information handy will make your travel to the beautiful city easier and will make any untoward incidences you might experience manageable. Just like they say, it is better to be prepared than sorry. So keep these useful information in mind or better yet keep a list handy.
If you are outside of Brazil and would need to make phone calls to Recife, like booking a hotel for example, then you would surely need to have the phone codes to Recife. The country code for Brazil is +55 and the area code for Recife is 081. Just key in the country code plus area code plus the phone number and you’re good to go.
Recife, being a part of Brazil, has the Real (R$) as their currency. Its value is fairly lower than that of a Euro or a Dollar. You can have your money exchanged at the Confidence Câmbio which is an exchange office conveniently located at the airport. You can also have it exchanged at any bank.
Banks and ATMs
Some of the banks available at Recife offers ATMs. One of these is the Banco do Brasil located at Av Dantas Barreto 541 which is open Mondays to Fridays, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Bradesco services at two locations. In Av Conde da Boa Vista 126 and Av Conselheiro Aguiar 3236. They are also open Mondays to Fridays, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Hiper Bompreço supermarket at the Rua Pedro Paes Mendonça, Boa Viagem has an ATM available everyday, 7 A.M. to 12 A.M. during Monday to Saturday and 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. every Sunday.
The Posto LUPP gas station at Av Domingos Ferreira 1222 on the other hand has an ATM available 24 hours a day.
Hospitals and Clinics
It would be good to know the clinics and health centers available in the city so you would know where to go to in case of an emergency or just for a regular check-up. The Hospital Albert Sabin at the Rua Senador José Henrique 141 is one private hospital in Recife. You can contact them at 3421 5411. The Real Hospital Português is another hospital in Recife. It is located at Av Agamenon Magalhães and can be contacted at 3416 1122. This is a private hospital that has a 24 hour emergency service available.