Porto de Galinhas means "Chicken Port" in English. You might wonder why such a beautiful beach area has a weird name like that. In the late 19th century, Porto de Galinhas became a place where people traded slaves to work in the sugar cane plantations. To evade the control of the illegal transaction, slaves were transported together with guineafowl and code words were created by traffickers "Tem galinha nova no porto" ("There are new chickens in the port"), hence the origin of the name.
Today Porto de Galinhas is considered one of the best beaches in Brazil and frequented by beach lovers from near and far.