North Coast

The north coast of Alagoas, also known as the Coral Coast, is one of the state’s most stunning and sought-after destinations, known for its paradisiacal beaches, crystal-clear waters and rich biodiversity.

Tourist Spots and Attractions on the North Coast of Alagoas


  • Natural Pools (Galés): Maragogi’s natural pools are formed by coral reefs and offer an incredible diving and snorkelling experience, where you can see a wide variety of colourful fish and marine life.
  • Beaches of Maragogi: The beaches, such as Praia de Maragogi, Praia de Antunes and Praia de Barra Grande, are known for their warm, crystal clear waters, perfect for swimming and relaxing.


  • Japaratinga Beach: One of the most beautiful in the region, it offers tranquillity and a landscape of coconut trees and clear waters.
  • Boqueirão Beach: Known for its beauty and calm, it’s a great place to relax and enjoy nature.
  • Matriz de Nossa Senhora das Candeias Church: A historical and cultural landmark in the town of Japaratinga.

São Miguel dos Milagres

  • Praia de São Miguel dos Milagres: One of the quietest and most beautiful beaches on the north coast, with crystal-clear waters and a stretch of white sand. Ideal for those seeking peace and quiet.
  • Natural Pools: São Miguel dos Milagres also has natural pools, which are less frequented than those in Maragogi, providing a more private and exclusive experience.
  • Buggy rides: A great way to explore the region’s many beaches and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Porto de Pedras

  • Praia do Patacho: Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, it offers clear waters, white sand and lots of coconut palms. It is perfect for those seeking tranquillity and natural beauty.
  • Porto de Pedras Lighthouse: It offers an incredible panoramic view of the coastline and is an excellent spot for photos and contemplation of the landscape.
  • Manatee Observation: In the region of the Tatuamunha River, it is possible to take trips to observe the marine manatee, an endangered species.

Passo de Camaragibe

  • Praia do Marceneiro: A quiet and uncrowded beach, ideal for relaxing and enjoying nature.
  • Praia do Morro: Known for its cliffs and natural beauty, it’s a great place for hiking and exploring.

Barra de Santo Antônio

  • Praia de Carro Quebrado: Famous for its colourful cliffs and breathtaking scenery. Access is usually by buggy ride.
  • Ilha da Croa: A picturesque place with paradisiacal beaches and options for boat trips and water sports.

Culture and Gastronomy

  • Gastronomy: The cuisine of the north coast of Alagoas is rich in seafood, with typical dishes such as peixada, caldeirada, and the famous sururu. Restaurants on the seafront offer local delicacies overlooking the ocean.

Tips for Visiting

  • Best Time: The best time to visit the north coast of Alagoas is during the dry season, from September to March, when the weather is more favourable for enjoying the beaches and outdoor activities.
  • Transport: Renting a car or hiring tours are good options for exploring the region with more freedom and comfort.

The north coast of Alagoas is a true paradise, offering a perfect combination of spectacular beaches, rich biodiversity and a peaceful atmosphere, ideal for relaxing and enjoying Brazil’s natural beauty.

South Coast

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