Lagoons Region and South Coast of Alagoas

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Região das Lagoas e Mares do Sul em Alagoas
Lagoons Region and South Coast of Alagoas

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

Nature spared no effort when it favored 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 striking in the historical heritage, popular traditions, musicality, crafts and gastronomy made from ingredients extracted from the waters of this space so rich in varieties in the region of Lagoas and Mares do Sul.

mapa do litoral sul de Alagoas
mapa do litoral sul de Alagoas




42 km from Maceió, the city of Pilar emerged in the 19th century, from a sugar cane mill.

The city 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 shores 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 festival of Bagre, Siri and the Feast of the Patroness Nossa Senhora do Pilar, which attract many visitors.


Marechal Deodoro in Alagoas

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

Marechal Deodoro was the first Capital of Alagoas, and its name is in honor of the illustrious son who Proclaimed the Republic of Brazil.

Map of the region of the Lagoons and Seas of Southern Alagoas
Map of the region of the Lagoons and Seas of the South

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

mapa turístico de Marechal Deodoro
Marechal Deodoro tourist map

Marechal Deodoro has an enviable natural potential: the Manguaba Lagoon between islands and canals, which meet with the Mundaú Lagoon and form the largest lagoon complex in the country,  sheltering many islands, the most important being the de Santa Rita, the largest lacustrine island in the country.

Praia do Francês em Marechal Deodoro
Praia do Francês

The beach of Francês in Marechal Deodoro is a postcard, with its grandiose structure of restaurants and inns to receive visitors from all over.

Map of the main beaches of the south coast of Alagoas

The folklore and musicality are an attraction apart. The diversified handicraft, known for its beauty and creativity, is exported to all of Brazil.

The flavors of the gastronomy are incomparable; they cater to any palate. On the banks of the Mundaú Lagoon is Massagueira the largest gastronomic pole in the Northeast.


Barra de São Miguel
Barra de São Miguel

Barra de São Miguel is on the south coast of Alagoas and 33 km from Maceió, has a population of approximately 09 thousand inhabitants.

Barra de São Miguel has excellent lodging, 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 is confused with the blue of the sky – a scenario designed 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 wonderful: 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.

Gunga beach is located at the meeting of the Lagoa do Roteiro with the sea, a paradisiacal corner that has no equal.

Cities on the South Coast of Alagoas

mapa do Litoral sul de Alagoas
South coast of Alagoas


The city of Roteiro is 49 km from Maceió, its population is approximately 8 thousand inhabitants. Its first inhabitants were the Caetés Indians, around 1853.

The village began in 1900 due to the construction of the first chapel, in honor of Nossa Senhora do Livramento. In 1963 the village became a city.

Roteiro has one of the biggest tourist attractions in Alagoas and is internationally known for being one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil.

The Gunga beach, a white sandy point, full of coconut trees, advances into the sea and joins the waters of the Atlantic Ocean with the São Miguel River.

Praia do Gunga
Praia do Gunga

Place of extreme beauty suitable for leisure and the practice of nautical modalities.

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



Jequiá da Praia is a city in the state of Alagoas.

Jequiá da Praia on the south coast of Alagoas is 65 km from Maceió, with a population is 15 thousand inhabitants,  the name Jequiá da Praia comes from indignant origin meaning “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.

Jequiá da Praia em Alagoas

It has tourist structure with inn, 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.



Coruripe is located on the south coast of Alagoas 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 colonization, the area was inhabited by the Caetés Indians.

The municipality of Coruripe 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 Mother Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, from the 18th century, 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.

Pontal do Coruripe em Alagoas

Renting a horse and riding along the paths of coconut groves is to have the opportunity to discover landscapes that seem to exist only in dreams.

Nature has done its thing in Coruripe. The lush sea and coconut trees in profusion enhance the place. The municipality has beautiful beaches, especially Lagoa do Pau, Miaí de Cima, Miaí de Baixo.

Praia da Lagoa do Pau - Coruripe
Praia da Lagoa do Pau

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

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

It has comfortable inns and all the necessary structure for leisure. The handicraft is an attraction. The fishermen’s wives spend the day making baskets, jewelry holders, bags, hats with the straw of ouricuri, a kind of palm tree that exists in the region.



Feliz do Deserto is 118 km from Maceió, with a population of 4 thousand inhabitants.

There is a legend that justifies the origin of the name of the city. It is said that Mr. Domingos, after surviving the shipwreck, found an image of Our Lady Mother of Men under a leafy cashew tree.

Mr. Domingos was amazed to find such an image in such a deserted place.

Originally, the lands of Feliz Deserto were occupied by Caetés Indians, who inhabited the place. The village became a city in 1960 – before it was part of the municipality of Piaçabuçu.

Feliz Deserto has corners where nature reveals its splendor, such as Maçunim beach. The handicrafts, made of taboa straw, are known nationally for their beauty and creativity.

Tourism and Travel Guide of the Lagoons and South Coast Region of Alagoas

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