No need to go to the Caribbean to find beaches with crystal-clear blue waters. They are closer than you think, in the coastline of the state of Alagoas, considered by many the most beautiful of Brazil.
It encompasses 230 km of beaches for all tastes: quiet, ideal for families; agitated, for lovers of surfing; with natural pools, perfect for diving; urban, in the middle of cities; deserted, for those seeking total privacy.
A shoreline so extensive and diverse deserves to be explored at leisure. But, if you only have a few days, no problem: pack your bags and explore some of the Brazilian Caribbean.
After arriving inMaceió, leave your bags at the hotel and head to the first beach of the day, Pajuçara Beach, located on the coast of the city. It has clean waters, a wide sand strip and a good structure of kiosks and bars. The sea is calm and great for practicing sports such as kayaking and SUP. Its greatest highlight is the raft ride to the natural pools, 2 km away from the coast, a 15-minute crossing. There, you can swim and watch the fish, even without a mask.
In the afternoon, the destination is the most famous beach of the state, Praia do Francês. Located 25 km from Maceió, in Marechal Deodoro, it is one of the most disputed of the region. Well, no wonder: it has natural pools with clear waters, good for diving, and stretches with strong waves, which attract many surfers. In other words, there is fun for everyone.
After swimming, we recommend you have lunch at the Massagueira channel, a former colony of fishermen, now full of restaurants.
Today we go to São Miguel dos Milagres. To get there, go by car or bus. It is located 100 km away, an about 1-hour and a half ride.
Let’s start the tour with Praia do Toque, which mesmerizes tourists for the temperature of its waters, which are always warm, and for their turquoise blue color. Since it’s never crowded, it is perfect for resting and for sightseeing, especially when the tide is low, revealing a wide sand strip. There are raft tours to the natural pools nearby. And also buggy rides, to the nearby viewing spot, from where you can take nice photos.
From there, head to Praia do Patacho, which is also almost deserted and has virtually no buildings. In the company of the coast’s palm trees, take the opportunity to relax and observe the blue sea. When the tide is low, natural swimming pools are formed, which are great for snorkeling. And at night, the moon rises from the sea, providing a beautiful spectacle.
The ultimate destination of the trip, Maragogi is just over 30 km from São José dos Milagres. However, the first destination is on the way between the two cities, Japaratinga Beach. In addition to its blue and calm waters, no different from the rest of the State’s coastline, another main attraction of Japaratinga is the raft ride down the Manguaba River, amid the mangroves.
With fine white sands and many coral reefs and natural pools, Burgalhau Beach is a great choice for those who want to practice sports such as windsurfing and SUP. You can also go on a buggy ride, taking advantage of its wide sand strip. There is a small infrastructure on the location, with restaurants and kiosks. Some of them offer hammocks for their customers to rest. Imagine yourself on one of them, looking at the sky, deciding whether to go for a dive or rest some more, at an unhurried pace...