Aracaju was built to be the capital of the then province, replacing São Cristovão and founded in 1855. Aracaju means parrot cashew tree, a word made up of the elements: ará = parrot and acayú = cashew fruit. This interpretation has great validity, although there are other versions. The capital of Sergipe was born […]
Aracaju is on the banks of the Sergipe River, has historical monuments and has about 30 kilometers of beaches with warm and calm waters.
Aracaju is a quiet, safe, cozy and welcoming city. Prepared for the tourist market, the capital of Sergipe has natural attractions - beaches, rivers, mangroves -, tasty cuisine marked mainly by sea flavors and excellent urban infrastructure.
The local population and visitors have a wide range of cultural and leisure facilities, such as museums, art galleries, convention centers, theaters, parks, nightclubs and shows.
Thanks to the integrated public transport system, it is possible to visit the entire Sergipe capital with a single ticket, which allows passengers to take as many buses as they wish. And for those who enjoy cycling, Aracaju offers more than 50 km of cycle paths.
The city also has a quality hotel network, bars, restaurants and, most importantly, a happy and hospitable people. No wonder that, in a survey conducted by the Ministry of Health last year, Aracaju was considered the Brazilian capital for quality of life.
There are approximately 35 kilometers of coastline, with flat and firm sand, perfect for walking; warm, shallow water, great for bathing; in addition to structured bars and restaurants. The integrated public transport system allows easy access to all of them. The beaches of: Atalaia, Aruana, Sea bass, Náufragos, Refúgio and Mosqueiro stand out.
Considered the most beautiful postcard of Aracaju, Atalaia beach is the most famous and closest to the center. It is on the edge of Atalaia where the best bars, restaurants, nightclubs and hotels in the city are located. Recently revitalized, it gained functionality with the implementation of leisure and social life equipment: arbor, tennis courts, playground, light fountain with water ballet, lakes, space for extreme sports, Tourism Police, Oceanarium and the J. Inácio Art and Culture Center.
Village located in the extreme south of the capital, Mosqueiro is privileged by nature. To the east, the Atlantic Ocean, to the west, the Vaza Barris river with clean waters and preserved mangroves, as well as islands that emerge at low tide. Croa do Goré, the most famous and sought after, anchors a floating restaurant that allows visitors to taste the region's gastronomic delights based on seafood. It is possible to tour this idyllic setting aboard the catamaran Velho Chico and other vessels. The meeting of the Vaza Barris river with the sea and the sunset complete this unforgettable spectacle.
Edge of the Industrial Quarter
On the banks of the Sergipe River, in the north of the capital, the edge of the Industrial District is one of the new tourist attractions in Aracaju. It is equipped with a bike path, boardwalk, playground, craft center, bars and restaurants, which offer excellent dishes of Sergipe cuisine, such as fish and shrimp moqueca. The island of Santa Luzia with its beautiful coconut grove, the fishermen's canoes with their colored sails in the wind, the waters of the Sergipe River and the breeze that blows refreshing the summer days invite you to take a stroll through this beautiful landscape.
Installed on the edge of Atalaia and in the shape of a tortoise, the Oceanário houses 20 aquariums that show the diversity of marine and fluvial flora and fauna of Sergipe. Several species of fish, turtles and other marine animals attract children and adults. Visitors are monitored by biologists from the Tamar Project, who manage the unit. One of the highlights of this tourist attraction is the oceanic tank with 150 liters of water, which reproduces the seabed environment on the Sergipe coast. Stingrays, groupers and nursery sharks can be seen up close. An underwater camera installed on Petrobrás' Camurim-09 platform allows observing the Atlantic waters in real time. The Aracaju Oceanarium is the first in the Northeast and the fifth in the country, occupying 1.100 m2 of built-up area.