The capital of Alagoas State stands out for its wonderful beaches and natural pools that are perfect for relaxing. The calm, crystal-clear waters are excellent to observe the colorful and diverse local marine life that fascinates all the visitors.
Stretching for about 40 kilometers, the Maceió’s coastline starts with the urban beaches. The blue-green waters along the state coast make the beaches in Alagoas unforgettable places.
Popular for its hotels, kiosks, and the local handicraft market, Pajuçara Beach is one of the busiest places in Maceió. The seafront promenade, lined with coconut trees, is a great place for sports enthusiasts. There is a bike path, a footpath, and several sports courts.
The place is renowned for its crystal-clear natural pools, formed by coral reefs at low tide. Rides on local sea rafts are available for tourists who want to visit the pools and swim with the colorful local fish. The ride to the pools takes approximately 15 minutes and visitors can stay in the water for up to 40 minutes.
Pajuçara Beach, one of Maceio’s icons
Ponta Verde Beach
The scenery around Ponta Verde combines modern buildings with the calm, light-green sea, and coconut trees. No wonder it is considered one of the best urban beaches in Maceió. Its natural pools attract lots of tourists, who cannot help but fall in love with the natural beauty in the region.
There are many stalls along the beachfront that offer entertainment and great food. Local kiosks usually attract tourists who enjoy live music, and who want to try the delicious local cuisine. It is also a great place to watch the sunset while relaxing on a sun lounger.
Cruz das Almas Beach
Located in the central region of Maceió, Cruz das Almas is very popular with surfers in search of adrenaline and big waves. This beach is very different from most of the other local beaches, which have calm and warm waters.
Renowned for its strong waves, Jatiúca is one of the main urban beaches on the coast of Maceió. The beach kiosks located along the entire waterfront have everything the visitors need. If you want to try the local cuisine, we recommend one of the many popular tapioca restaurants in the area, where you will be able to experience regional flavors for breakfast or for your afternoon snack.
Pontal da Barra Beach
Tourists interested in local handicrafts and souvenirs must visit the charming Pontal da Barra, especially “Rua das Rendeiras” (Lacemakers Street). There are many stores in Pontal da Barra that sell handmade items and typical local handicraft pieces.
For those visitors who want to check out some other beaches besides the ones in Maceió, Patacho Beach, in the city of Porto das Pedras, and Morro Beach, in Barra de Santo Antônio, are some of the most visited spots in the region. They are quite near Maceió and it will definitely be an enjoyable day out.
+55 (82) 3036-5200
Maceió’s International Airport, Zumbi dos Palmares, is located in Rio Largo, in the metropolitan region of Maceió, 22 km from the center of the city. The Airport operates domestic flights from most Brazilian capitals, as well as international flights.
+55 (82) 3223-5404
The Maceio Bus Station operates bus routes from several Brazilian States, intercity and interstate lines.
There are several bus lines serving the city. If you want to find out more about bus routes and timetables, please visit the “SIMM” website.
The beachfront area in Maceió has excellent infrastructure for cycling and it may be an excellent option for late afternoons.
Personal Vehicles or Rentals
A good way to get around the city and to visit nearby destinations is to rent a car.
Taxis and Ridesharing Companies
Taxis and ridesharing companies are a comfortable way to get around the city of Maceio.
Maceió Tourist Information:
+55 (82) 3336-4409
Military Police: 190
Fire Department: 193
In Maceio, summers are long and hot while winters are short and warm. There are strong winds all year long and the temperature varies between 22°C and 31°C. If you are looking for warm weather and beaches, the best time of the year to visit the city is between the months of July and October.