South Coast

The south coast of Alagoas has paradisiacal beaches and natural pools in Barra de São Miguel, Lagoas e Mares do Sul and Marechal Deodoro.

The south coast of Alagoas is known as the Lagoons and Seas of the South Region.

Nature spared no effort when it favoured this part of Alagoas. There are vast coconut groves, paradisiacal beaches, lagoons and rivers that meet the sea in an image of pure magic.

In addition to the exuberant nature, history and culture are marked in the historical heritage, popular traditions, musicality, crafts and gastronomy made from ingredients extracted from the waters of this space so rich in varieties.

Tourism on the south coast of Alagoas

1. City of Pilar

The city of Pilar on the south coast of Alagoas 42 km from Maceió, the city of Pilar emerged in the 19th century, coming from a sugar cane mill.

The city of Pilar received, in 1860, the visit of D. Pedro II, and there are still some examples of houses from that time of colonial Brazil.

The main attraction of Pilar is its natural beauty. The town, located on the banks of the Manguaba Lagoon, is surrounded by remnants of Atlantic forest, several farms with ecological reserves and mineral water springs.

The population is approximately 32 thousand inhabitants. Pilar is a festive city, and in its calendar of events stand out the Bagre festival, Siri and the Feast of the Patroness Nossa Senhora do Pilar, which attract many visitors.

2. Marechal Deodoro

Marechal Deodoro on the south coast of Alagoas is 30 km from Maceió. The population is approximately 45 thousand inhabitants.

The city was the first capital of Alagoas, and its name is in honour of the illustrious son who proclaimed the Republic of Brazil.

The city of Marechal Deodoro has a beautiful architectural collection found in the museum and churches dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Marechal Deodoro on the south coast of Alagoas has an enviable natural potential: the Manguaba Lagoon between islands and channels, which meet the Mundaú Lagoon and form the largest lagoon complex in the country, housing many islands, the most important being Santa Rita, the largest lake island in the country.

The beach of Francês (praia do Francês) is a postcard, with its grandiose structure of restaurants and inns to receive visitors from all over.

The folklore and musicality are a separate attraction. The diversified handicrafts, known for their beauty and creativity, are exported all over Brazil.

The flavours of the gastronomy are incomparable; they cater for every palate. On the banks of the Mundaú Lagoon is Massagueira, the largest gastronomic centre in the Northeast.

3. Barra de São Miguel

Barra de São Miguel on the south coast of Alagoas is 33 km from Maceió, has a population of approximately 09 thousand inhabitants. The city has excellent means of accommodation, restaurants and other entertainment.

The place is ideal for leisure and rest.

The biggest attractions of Barra de São Miguel are the beautiful beaches, especially those of Conchas, Niquim and Meio, where the sea is cut by a wall of reefs, ideal for refreshing dives in the calm crystal clear waters.

Observing the horizon, one is impressed by the intense blue of the sea that blends with the blue of the sky – a scenario conceived by the Creator.

The rivers Niquim and São Miguel are rich in mangroves, and the lagoon shows the exuberance of the ecosystem.

The meeting of the river, lagoon and sea can be seen from the Alto de Santana viewpoint.

The panorama is marvellous: the intense blue of the ocean, ornamented by coconut trees.

Several boats glide through the waters until they reach the most popular destination, Gunga beach, framed by coconut trees as far as the eye can see.

The beach is located at the meeting of the Roteiro Lagoon with the sea, a paradisiacal corner that has no equal.

Roteiro has one of the biggest tourist attractions in Alagoas and is internationally known for being one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil: Gunga beach, a point of white sand, full of coconut trees, advances into the sea and joins the waters of the Atlantic Ocean with the São Miguel River.

It is a place of extreme beauty suitable for leisure and the practice of nautical sports.

From the lookout you have a beautiful view of Gunga beach and the beaches of Barra.

4. Jequiá da Praia

Jequiá da Praia on the south coast of Alagoas is 65 km from Maceió, with a population of 15 thousand inhabitants, the name Jequiá da Praia comes from an unworthy origin that means “basket with many fish”.

Jequiá da Praia is an ecological retreat that, until 1998, belonged to the municipality of São Miguel dos Campos.

The municipality is endowed with a large ecosystem of preserved flora and fauna, lake complex formed by 03 rivers and 07 lagoons – highlighting the Azeda, Jacarecica and Jequiá lagoons – third largest in Brazil, in addition to several exotic beaches such as Jacarecica do Sul and Barra de Jequiá, which complete the scenario created by nature.

It has a tourist structure with a guesthouse, restaurant, leisure complex built in the middle of natural beauty, preserving the local vegetation and giving the visitor the opportunity to live with wild animals.

5. Coruripe

Coruripe on the south coast of Alagoas is 90 km from Maceió and with a population of 50 thousand inhabitants, the name of the city comes from an indigenous origin meaning “in the river of frogs”.

At the beginning of colonisation, the area was inhabited by the Caetés Indians.

The municipality began to develop around the 19th century.

Before that, it suffered cultural influences from the Portuguese and Dutch, facts that marked the history of the municipality.

The 18th-century Mother Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição has a neoclassical style. The images of São Sebastião, São José, Santo Antonio, Nosso Senhor Glorioso and Nossa Senhora da Conceição are part of the collection of the religious temple.

Nature has taken care of Coruripe. The exuberant sea and coconut trees in profusion enhance the place.

The municipality has beautiful beaches, especially Lagoa do Pau, Miaí de Cima and Miaí de Baixo.

Each one stands out for the uniqueness of its beauties, as is the case of Pontal de Coruripe, which has its trademark since 1948, when a lighthouse was built to guide the boats.

Pontal is a fishing village that has become an attractive tourist destination.

South Coast

Jequiá da Praia and Marapé Dunes

Dunas de Marapé is the municipality of Jequiá da Praia, 65 km from Maceió, with a population of 15 thousand inhabitants. The name Jequiá da Praia comes from an Indian origin meaning “basket with many fish”. Bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Jequiá, Jacarecica and Azeda lagoons, Jequiá da […]