Known as the Paradise of Waters, the capital of Alagoas is famous for its beaches and natural pools of crystal clear warm green waters, which occupy 6 km of wooded waterfront with bike lane, sidewalk, tents. On the beaches of Jatiúca, Ponta Verde and Pajuçara, you can enjoy the city’s charm at any time of day. In addition to the urban beaches, north and south coast, which together account for 40 km of coastline, Maceió has other beauties a little distant from the route of the coconut trees that make it even more special. The county also has 22 km of lagoons and canals, net fabrics in Pontal da Barra, history, museum, theater and churches.
Still very close to Maceió, on the North Coast, it is possible to find beaches of unique beauty, many of them halfdeserted, and as the name of the region suggests, a natural wall of coral that mix biodiversity of marine life and dazzling colors.
Tranquility on the beaches and simplicity in the fishing villages and local residents between the towns of Passo do Camaragibe, São Miguel dos Milagres and Porto de Pedras. Almost 55 km of beauty surrounded by a vast coconut grove and an immense blue sea with natural coral barrier reef, the fantastic route attracts those who want to forget about the routine, comfort and charm in accommodation, quality food and sustainable tourism, as in the region activity is exploited in rustic form.
APA Costa dos Corais
When the tide is low, we are gifted here by nature: we can see up close one of the finest sets of world’s corals. The Environmental Protection Area (APA) seems untouched by man, providing a film set, with intense color and rich biodiversity. Ideal place for diving, bathing in warm water and total relaxation. The tours must be made according to the tide table.
The mixture of the sea with the lagoons and rivers in Alagoas enchants from sunrise to sunset. Here, nature was generous, providing a breathtaking landscape, by making this region one of the most attractive and visited routes of the state.
The Francês, Barra de São Miguel, Gunga, Jequiá da Praia, Coruripe and Feliz Deserto beaches are known for the the beauty of the water, with green and blue shades changing at every moment. During high season, they are places of great celebration and excitement. Barra is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of the South Coast. At low tide, it forms actual natural pools, an invitation to bathing. On the other hand, the Francês Beach has ideal stretches for surfing, being also a good choice for families the area where the natural pools are formed at low tide.
Through all regions the waters of the Velho Chico (Old Chico) run, one of the most important waterways in Brazil and South America. The river bathes 5 states in the country, and, in Alagoas, it carries out the beauty and the identity of those who live on its banks, revealing the contrasts of the Hinterland scenarios.
In the riverside towns of Traipu, Delmiro Gouveia (Mirante do Talhado) and Piranhas (Grota of Angicos) it is possible to make ecological tourism, contemplating the nature, ecosystems, knowing the caatinga and even taking care of health. The trails are good options for those who like to explore the paths of nature itself. On foot, by bike and by motorbike, in addition to extreme sports such as zip lining and rappelling the ways of the São Francisco River hide pleasant surprises. Prepare the energy! For the tours, consult local receptive.
Canyons of the São Francisco
On the scenery merely breathtaking route. The tour through the Old Chico is to behold the beauty of the hinterland, where land aridity contrasts with the riverbed, forming beautiful scenery. After 30 minutes of navigation you can see the cliffs, caves, caverns and even cave paintings. A delicious bath of fresh, green and clear water is possible among the rock formations. To make the tours, consult the receptive and local guides.
The history of the northeastern hinterland goes along the banks of San Francisco, on board a catamaran for about 45 minutes of beauty along the river bed to reach the first stop, the village of Entremontes, which has the house where Dom Pedro I stayed, in addition to the embroiderers of redendê, local crafts. The next stop is the Angicos Grota, in the Caatinga region, where Lampião, Maria Bonita and nine bandits were killed in an ambush in 1938. During the tour, the guides dressed as bandits tell tales of the banditry and tales of Lampião, to the sound of typical Northeastern forró.
Mouth of the São Francisco
In Piaçabuçu, its encounter with the sea is breathtaking. In the historic city of Penedo, national heritage, residents grew bowing so much natural wealth.
The region that represents the most symbolic place of freedom struggle of blacks in Brazil is also a place of direct contact with nature in the rich reserves of the Atlantic Forest. The cultural richness of the quilombos is in the history books throughout Brazil. To see and feel closely the energy of a place that is synonymous to struggle, resistance and a walk for freedom is an indescrible experience. On the tour to the Serra da Barriga and in the remaining regions of the Quilombolas, the identity of a people remains alive.
Intended for ecology lovers, the reservations offer the visitors a peaceful environment, providing a genuine encounter with nature. Among the options is the Private Natural Heritage Reserve (RPPN), located in the countryside, near the urban area of the county of São José da Laje, dedicated to reforestation and conservation of the Atlantic Forest. In the space, you can find bamboo groves corridors, drinking water sources, lakes, preservation space of birds and endangered birds.
Birdwatching and Waterfalls
In Murici, distant 50 km from Maceió, you can find an ecological sanctuary where nature reigns absolutely and without major difficulty. Away from the beaches, but equally pleasant and charming, the city is home to tours for beautiful natural and unique waterfalls. The city, which owns the largest Atlantic Forest reserve of Alagoas, also has an advantage: it is inhabited by a variety of endemic birds, right destination for nature lovers. To know more, consult the local receptive.