Saco Beach is an option for those seeking tranquility in Sergipe

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Praia do Saco em Sergipe
Praia do Saco

In the southern tip of Sergipe, near the border with Bahia, we find the most beautiful beach in the state.

Saco Beach or Boa Viagem Beach, as it is also known, is located in the municipality of Estância, 68 km from the capital, Aracaju.

With a small cove of 5 km, Praia do Saco or Saco Beach contains the main ingredients for a perfect movie set: white and soft sand, calm and crystal clear sea, several coconut trees and rock formations that finish composing the landscape.

Praia do Saco is divided in two and, during the week in low season, both are almost deserted.

On weekends or holidays, the first part of the beach, located on the left, has more movement due to the infrastructure offered to tourists. Rustic kiosks of local residents serve typical dishes and portions for visitors with an average price of R $ 20.

Video about Saco Beach and Lagoa dos Tambaquis in Sergipe

For those seeking more peace, the second part of the beach is more recommended. With only one kiosk, it is the most deserted side. In addition to the beautiful natural landscapes, we have among the few, but luxurious, houses by the sea, a chapel built in 1938, which is closed.

According to a local resident, the bishop of the city of Estância removed the saints for fear that the sea would advance on the chapel. The place housed the images of Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem and Jesus de Boa Viagem, patron saints of the village.

On the horizon, you can see Mangue Seco, the last beach in the north of the state of Bahia. The beauties of this beach were shown in 1989, in the soap opera “Tieta”, adaptation of the novel “Tieta do Agreste”, by the Bahian writer Jorge Amado.

From Saco Beach it is possible to go by speedboat to Mangue Seco.

The tour makes its first stop at Ilha da Sogra, a sandbank about one km long, visible only at low tide. In addition to the beautiful look of the place, on one side it is bathed by the Real River and on the other, by the sea. The boat also passes by the beautiful tip of Ilha do Saco.

Nothing better than a walk through the dunes to end the day.

The buggy ride lasts an average of 40 minutes and covers all the dunes of the region.

On the beach there are options of inns and several summer houses. If you choose to sleep in the region, there is no nightlife option in the surroundings. For those staying in Aracaju, several travel agencies make the trip for about R$ 60 per person.

The trip from Aracaju to the south coast of Sergipe is already worth it for the beautiful landscapes along the way, such as the passage through the new Joel Silveira bridge, over the Vaza-Barris river and the hundreds of coconut trees all along the road.

Lagoa dos Tambaquis

10 km from Saco Beach, also in the municipality of Estância, is located the 20 km long Praia de Abaís. Unlike its neighboring beach, the waters are already rough, which makes it coveted by surfers and kitesurfers.

Lagoa dos Tambaquis em SergipeThe main attraction of Abaís Beach is Lagoa Grande, also known as Lagoa dos Tambaquis and Lagoa Cristal. Nine kilometers long, it is the largest natural lagoon in Sergipe.

Located inside a campsite, it is possible to visit the lagoon and swim among the tambaquis, which weigh up to 20 kg.

Visitors can also feed them, giving them in the mouth the feed purchased on site. In addition to these huge fish, about ten other species can be found in the lagoon.

How to get to Praia do Saco or Saco Beach

From Aracaju, the easiest and most beautiful way to get to the beaches of the south coast of Sergipe is to go to the Jornalista Joel Silveira bridge, which crosses the Vaza-Barris River, and take the Airton Senna highway.

For those coming from Bahia is to take the ferry that connects the municipality of Indiaroba to Estância or through the BR-101.

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