After a short bus ride, I found that I had gotten off a couple of kilometers past Olinda, so I enjoyed sitting under the shade of a palapa while sipping a beer. It was a pretty setting and much less crowded than I found the May Day beaches to be in Recife's Boa Viagem area.
After refreshing myself, I made it to the very picturesque town of Olinda that ran up the hill from the beach area. The cobblestone roads ran up the hill past lots of old churches, art galleries and studios, restaurants, museums and beautiful colorful homes amongst the trees.
From the viewing tower