Igarassu Tourism

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Igarassu (or Igaraçu) is a city in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. It is the second oldiest city of the country and is situated on the north coast of the metropolitan region of Recife, approximately 32 km north of the city of Recife. It stands as one of the earliest European settlements in Brazil and is the site of the oldest church in the country – São Cosme e Damião, built in 1535.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Igarassu in Brazil. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Igarassu like a local. The nearest major city to Igarassu is Recife. Add Recife to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Instituto Ricardo Brennand, Recife Antigo, Boa Viagem. Also, to reach Igarassu, you'll have to take a flight to Recife; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Igarassu.

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Facts and Stats for Igarassu*

  • Pollution Statistics in Igarassu

    Know the pollution level of Igarassu before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 81.25 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 77.08 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 64.58 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 77.08 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 59.09 (Moderate)
  • Igarassu: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Igarassu for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Igarassu.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 91.3 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 95.11 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 97.16 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 76.09 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 81.25 (Very High)
    • Attacks 66.85 (High)
    • Drug offense 83.15 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 26.09 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 2.72 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.02 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 89.13 (Very High)
  • Living in Igarassu - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Igarassu is 74.36 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 22.44 (Low)
    • Climate Index 80.36 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 73.04 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 47.33 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 51.4 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.03 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.39 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 32.43 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Igarassu

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Igarassu

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.42 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.73 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.57 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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