Aracaju’s charming attributes include its people, its quiet beaches, and also its local cuisine. When you visit the capital of Sergipe, make sure you try some of the classic local dishes, such as grilled crab legs and grilled surubim (local catfish), and have some refreshing soursop juice.

Containing amazing natural beauty and plenty of attractions for everyone, the city of Aracaju also stands out as a gastronomic center in Brazil. The capital of Sergipe offers visitors some mouthwatering alternatives among the best in northeastern cuisine. 

Imagine yourself on the beach on a sunny day enjoying a refreshing and delicious glass of mangaba fruit juice (Mangaba is a native fruit from the northeast region of Brazil). Alternatively, an easy walk along Atalaia waterfront can end with a wonderful moqueca de camarão (a typical shrimp stew). And a visit to the Crab Walkway (Passarela do Caranguejo), as its name indicates, will not be complete if you do not try at least one crab dish. Whichever attraction tourists choose to visit, there is always a different type of food to try as well. 

Mangaba, native fruit from the northeast region of Brazil.

Seafood is the main ingredient in the local cuisine of this seaside city. Tourists will find different kinds of fish, as well as octopus, squid, salmon, and lots of lobster all around Aracaju. Aratu, a local mangrove tree crab, is also a very popular item on the local menus.  

When it comes to typical dishes, grilled surubim (a local catfish), as well as sun-dried beef and the Sergipe-style Feijoada are dishes that every visitor must try. A visit to the city’s tourist attractions, such as the Historic Center and the Museu da Gente Sergipana (Museum of the People of Sergipe) will be infinitely more pleasant if there is some delicious local food involved. To make everything even better, how about learning to dance some forró? 

There are countless options for tourists in the state of Sergipe, including amazing flavors that will drive anyone crazy. Make sure you add this fantastic destination to your list of places to visit, and enjoy all the delicious food that you will only find there.

By Plane
+55 (79) 3212-8500
Aracaju Airport operates non-stop domestic flights from major Brazilian cities as well as connections from international flights. The international airport closest to Aracaju is the one in Salvador. 

By Bus
+55 (79) 3238-3900
Aracaju’s Bus Terminal operates intercity and interstate bus routes. 

By Bus
There are several bus lines serving the city. If you want to find out more about bus routes and timetables, please visit the City Transport and Traffic Authority website.

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 Aracaju.

Useful Numbers

Citizens and Tourists Help Desk:
+55 (79) 99191-2024
Tourist Police:
+55 (79) 3226-1448

Military Police: 190
Paramedics: 192
Fire Department: 193

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Local Weather

The best period to visit Aracaju is between the months of September and March, when the weather is sunny and you will hardly ever miss a day at the beach due to any rain.