The sunny metropolis of Recife is a hot spot for expatriates seeking the authenticity of Brazil and the convenience of a modern city. The city limits meet the Atlantic Ocean with all the excitement of Miami and the charm of South America. As so many rivers weave through the city to reach the sea, Recife has earned its title as the ‘Brazilian Venice', and it's easy to see why so many expats have already fallen in love with this place. While Recife is famed for its gorgeous sandy beaches and warm shores (the most popular of which being the Boa Viagem Beach), the city is also a rich cultural center and receives many visitors. The state of Pernambuco is known for its delicious food - an interesting blend of African and indigenous influences, and you will find many dishes particular to the area. A growing number of expatriates are being charmed by the city of Recife and decide to stay. So if you are among this lucky number, consider joining the InterNations community today - with more than 1 million members, it is the largest global network for expatriates to meet, network, and socialize online.
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In 2004 Recife welcomed a new international airport to the area - Guararapes (or Gilberto Freyre) International Airport has daily flights to many major destinations across the Americas. Recife city also has a modern and established metro system and is well connected by buses and a well-planned road network above ground. Many an expatriate moving to Recife might also find that an added bonus to settling in Recife is its medical facilities. The city is famed for its advanced medical landscape and modern hospitals. If you’re thinking of moving to Recife, there is a buzzing nightlife scene, and a great sporting provisions in the city - unless you are a surfer that is, as the sport is illegal in many places due to the possibility of shark attacks. Don't forget to take a look at the InterNations Expat Magazine for helpful tips and advice on planning, moving, and living in your sunny new city.
Being the fifth largest city in Brazil, Recife invites all manner of business and investment, as well as a number of expatriates to start working in Recife. The city is the center of industry and commerce for the state of Pernambuco and is home to many well established industries and enterprises. In fact the city is a commercial giant in northern Brazil, with a huge number of unique businesses, as well as massive modern malls and shopping arcades. Recife is also home to not one but two active ports, and has a major shipping port that continues to grow and thrive. The expatriate community in Recife is therefore thriving, and numerous professional expats in Brazil and across the world have found each other though InterNations. And of course expats living in Recife can also use the InterNations discussion groups, forums, and content section as a fantastic source of information and advice on such expat topics as business and employment abroad.