Alagoas has beaches, natural pools and tourist attractions – Tourism Guide

Maceio in Alagoas
Maceio in Alagoas

Alagoas has a territory of 27,7 km², approximately the size of Haiti.

The coast of Alagoas is only 230 kilometers long, and even so, the state's strong point in terms of tourism are the beach towns.

Also, with crystal blue beaches, white sand, coconut trees, natural pools, the beaches had to draw attention.

A curiosity about Alagoas is that the lands of the state once belonged to the neighbor, Pernambuco.

The separation took place in 1817 as a punishment imposed by Dom João VI on Pernambuco, who had carried out the Pernambuco Revolution, which was a separatist movement. With the punishment, the state of Alagoas was “born”.

As Alagoas beaches they are always on the list of Brazilian places most sought after by travelers, according to travel organization websites and reviews.

Alagoas looks like an inverted triangle, whose sides are bathed in fresh water (the ones from the San Francisco river) and salty (those from the Atlantic).

It is not surprising, therefore, that some of the most sought after destinations in the Northeast are located in this state that already carries its aquatic nature in its name.

In Maceió, the tourist's eyes are enchanted by the sea that seems to be painted in watercolors in shades of green.

beaches like Pajuçara – with pleasant temperature waters and boat trips to natural pools – would be worth a visit to the city.

In Ponta Verde, as well as the clear sea, the clean sands and the majestic coconut groves, the visitor has at his disposal a large number of hotels, restaurants and tents with live music, which makes this beach the center of the action on the edge of the capital.

See the tourist map of Alagoas

tourist map of Alagoas
tourist map of Alagoas

Outside of Maceió, other surprises await the traveler.

In today's municipality of Marshal Deodoro, capital of the province until 1839, the French beach there are stretches of calm waters, which invite you to practice sailing and jet-skiing, and others with strong waves, much sought after by surfers.

far north in Maragogi, the program and a trip to the galleys, large natural pools.

In the opposite direction, in Piaҫabuҫu, we are witnessing a real spectacle: it is there that the two waters that embrace Alagoas mingle.

The State of Alagoas is divided into seven tourist regions - Grande Maceió, Canyons of São Francisco, Costa dos Corais, Region of Quilombos, Caatinga, Agreste and Lagoas, Mares and Rios do Sul, bringing together a diversity of products and tourist itineraries, both in its 250 km of coastline as well as inland, with paradisiacal beaches, extensive coconut groves, corals, cliffs, canyons, waterfalls, trails and historical monuments – providing visitors with a complete experience in leisure, adventure, cultural and gastronomic tourism.



1. Natural pools of Pajuҫara

The raft rides at natural pools of Pajuҫara and from a schooner to the islands of the lagoons of Mundaú e manguaba.

2. Marechal Deodoro and Barra de São Miguel

A Frances beach in Marshal Deodoro and the Gunga in Barra de São Miguel.

3. Camaragibe Bar

The Ecological Route, formed by fourteen beaches located between Camaragibe bar and Japaritinga.

4. Pontal da Barra

The works produced by women lacemakers from Pontal da Barra.

5. Boulder

O Penedo's architectural ensemble, with churches from the XNUMXth century.

6. Maceio

Maceió, the capital of Alagoasa, reserves great urban beaches with clear, warm waters. Its shore is considered one of the most beautiful in Brazil, sheltering a huge bike path that runs along a good part of the 40 km of coastline that bathes the city.

Maceió it has the most beautiful shore and the attraction of taking a raft ride to the natural pools of Pajuçara and enjoy the view of Ponta Verde.

7. Region of Lagoas and South Coast of Alagoas

Lagoas Region and South Coast of Alagoas it has idyllic beaches, lakes and rivers that meet the sea.

8. Maragogi

Between Maceió and Recife is Maragogi that is in the heart of Coral Coast, the village draws attention for the beautiful set that brings together crystalline sea, fine sands, coconut trees and reefs, not to mention the excellent accommodation infrastructure.

In addition to the paradisiacal elements, the landscape is further enhanced by the Galés, the huge natural pools six kilometers from the coast, full of fish and accessible by catamarans and speedboats that depart from the central beach. 

9. Gunga Beach

Considered by many as one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, the Gunga Beach, on the south coast of Alagoas, in the municipality of Barra de São Miguel, enchants both for its undeniable beauty and for the attractions it offers to tourists.

Highlight for the incredible colorful cliffs of the region and the meeting of the waters of the sea and Lagoa do Roteiro at low tide.

10. Dunes of Marapé and Jequiá da Praia

Dunas de Marapé is, in fact, a tourist complex consisting of a bar, restaurant and support structure for tourists in Jequiá da praia, on the southern coast of the state.

Built between the river and the sea, the place is ideal to rest, relax, have fun and enjoy the beach and local delicacies sitting in the delicious and cozy thatched gazebos. 

Boat trips and open truck rides are also among the attractions offered by the complex to contemplate the local cliffs.

Foz do Rio São Francisco is located in Alagoas, in the extreme south of the state, in the municipality of Piaçabuçu, almost on the border with Sergipe and it is possible to navigate the waters of this legendary water corridor.

The tour is very interesting and the scenery is stunning. Along the way, it is possible to observe the day-to-day life of the riverside communities, the vegetation that extends within the reach of the eyes and visit the local dunes and beaches.

It is also possible to bathe in the calm waters of the São Francisco.

11. São Francisco River Canyon and Piranhas

San Francisco River Canyon with 65 kilometers long and 150 meters deep in some sections, the canyons of the São Francisco River are in fifth place in the ranking of the largest navigable canyons in the world and impress by the perfection of the sandstone rocks, which seem to have been carved by hand.

Some formations even gained names, such as Ponta do Papagaio, Pedra do Japonês and Morro dos Macacos. 

The tour to the region normally includes a visit to the historic center of the city of Piranhas, located on the banks of the São Francisco River.

The city is the only one in the northeastern semi-arid region to be listed by the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional (IPHAN).


• In summer (December to February), if the idea is to soak up the sun – generous all year round – at the height of brightness and explore the Ecological Route by car, to the north of the capital.

• In January (on the second weekend), to participate in the Bom Jesus dos Navegantes festival, in Penedo.

• In April, to attend the Festival of Popular Traditions of Penedo.

• In June, to play the lively São João de Maceió.

Alagoas Tourism and Travel Guide

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