Alagoas, with its beautiful beaches and walks through its natural pools, is one of the most popular destinations in the Northeast, such as Maceió, Marechal Deodoro, Barra de São Miguel, Barra de Santo Antonio, Maragogi, Penedo, Piranhas and Piaçabuçu.

On one side of the range, spectacular sea and beaches.

On the other, the São Francisco River.

Crossing the territory, rivers such as São Miguel, Tatuamunha, Coruripe.

Alagoas Tourism

Alagoas discovered, at the end of the 70's, that its natural charms could bring wealth. Based in the capital, Maceió, Brazilian and foreign tourists enjoy themselves on the shores of Pajuçara, Ponta Verde and Jatiúca and, taking advantage of the short distances, leave for daily day trips. To the north, Paripuera marks the beginning of the Coral Coast, with reefs and natural pools.

From then on, it's an exciting sequence of postcard images: Barra de Santo Antônio, the wild Carro Quebrado, Barra do Camaragibe, the manatees that live between the waters of the Tatuamunha River and the natural pools of São Miguel dos Milagres, the beach of the moment.

To the south, Marechal Deodoro, the former capital of the state, on the shores of Lagoa Manguaba, shows off its 18th century architecture.

Close by are the famous Praia do Francês, Barra de São Miguel and Gunga, always crowded on weekends and high season, as well as Coruripe, whose fine sand beaches were home to the feared Caetés Indians at the beginning of colonization.

When delving into the interior, in territory that once belonged to the Captaincy of Pernambuco, commanded by Duarte Coelho in the 16th century, tourists will find cities like Penedo, the oldest, on the banks of the São Francisco. With a history marked by centuries of land disputes and sugarcane plantations, Alagoas witnessed the emergence of powerful mill owners, who still control political and economic sectors in the region.

The black Africans enslaved to work on the plantations in Alagoas left the quilombola community as a legacy, at the top of Serra da Barriga, in the municipality of União dos Palmares.

In the refuge where they resisted for almost 100 years, today the Quilombo dos Palmares Memorial Park is installed in Alagoas, which keeps the reconstruction of buildings from that time.

In Piranhas, in the upper sertão, there are marks of another important historical moment, in the 1920s and 1930s, when the people from Alagoas were terrorized by the cangaço led by Lampião.

A tour of the São Francisco River, a visit to the Sertão Museum and a trip to the town of Entremontes, listed by the Historic Heritage and with a community of embroiderers that sustain the economy of the place with their delicate manual work, will yield good stories.

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