There are several tours to do around Maceió and they are an important part of a trip to the capital of Alagoas, most of the tours are related to the sea and its charms.
The Cost dos Corais Environmental Preservation Area is a coral barrier that extends from Paripueira to Tamandaré in Pernambuco, is the 2nd largest after the Great Barrier of Australia. When the tide drops, natural pools of crystalline waters are formed, which are only accessed by authorized catamaran. Once there, you will have time to take pictures, snorkel or dive, enjoying the diversity of marine fauna that opens the corals, a highly recommended experience!
The reception is in Pontal do Maragogi, a very well equipped place to spend the whole day, has a buffet restaurant, bars, swimming pools for adults and children, showers, changing rooms, and sun loungers with umbrellas facing the sea.
Check current price – Includes admission to Pontal do Maragogi, transportation (round trip) and Catamaran to Natural Pools.
The estimated time of departure and return will depend on the tide (departure three hours before low tide) – Estimated travel time: approx. 2 hrs (135 km from Maceió)
In the catamaran you can hire diving services, snorkeling equipment to enjoy the marine fauna that inhabit the corals and also photography to take a nice souvenir underwater
- BUGGY: to know the beaches of the region among them: Playa Antunes, Burgalhau, Barra Grande.
Sao Miguel dos Milagres Beach
The beach of San Miguel de los Milagros is ideal for those who wish to enjoy the warm and crystalline waters of the Coral Coast and, above all, relax, because it is still a little explored fishing village, without street vendors and with infrastructure of bars and restaurants Rustic style, a destination chosen by artists and celebrities seeking anonymity.
Tourists have the option of hiring a buggy ride to visit Puerto de Piedras and the beaches of the region: Patacho beach and Laje beach, or take a raft to the natural pools formed at low tide.
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Departure time: 6:30 – Return Time 15:00 hs – Travel time: 2 hours (110 km)
Hibiscus Beach Club (Ipioca Beach)
Ipioca is one of the most beautiful beaches on the north coast of Alagoas, the ideal setting for a VIP Beach Club like Hibiscus, with its high standards of quality in kitchen, services and amenities such as hammocks, swimming pools, playground, showers and beds relaxation, among others.
Daily Departures 7:00 – Return 3:00 p.m. – Travel time: 45 minutes (25 km)
It is a beach of calm and warm waters, where you can relax in the restaurant Mar e Cia, which offers the customer quality infrastructure with bar service, children’s area and local craft shops. In addition, tourists can have fun and interact in a cultural and dance show. It also offers optional tours such as: Jardineira, a motor boat that leads to Praia do Carro Quebrado, which is located in Ilha da Crôa in Barra de Santo Antônio.
Daily departure 7:00 – Return 3:00 p.m. – Travel time: 50 minutes (33 km)
Located in the municipality of Barra de Santo Antônio on the peninsula of Ilha da Crôa is a community that seems to have remained in time. When arriving in the morning, I recommend going down directly to the beach to witness the fishing technique of their premises (they still preserve the fish by drying them in the sun), then have lunch and enjoy the rest of the day of the facilities and swimming pool of the Resort Capitán Nikolas.
Departures every day at 6:00 – Return 3:00 p.m. – Travel time: 1 hour (55 km)
On the coast of Maragogi, Praia de Antunes is famous for its mesmerizing colors. Located between the beaches of Barra Grande and Dourado, it has as one of its main characteristics the sandbars formed at low tide.
Departs Thursday and Sunday from 6:00 – Return 4:00 p.m.
Porto de Galinhas
The villa Porto de Galinhas is one of the most visited by tourists in Pernambuco, is framed by natural pools with warm, transparent waters full of colorful fish and rafts that slide from side to side at low tide.
Optional tours: natural pools at low tide and buggy ride to know the beaches of the region: Muro Alto, Cupe, Maracaipe and Pontal do Maracaipe.
Departure Monday to Saturday at 5:00 – Return 3:00 p.m. – Travel time approx 3 hours (230 km)
Praia dos Carneiros
Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast of Pernambuco, with coconut trees, mangroves, warm and crystalline waters. Its landscape is formed by the Formoso river estuary and a 1km long coral reef wall. Natural pools and sandbars offer an unequaled color show. They have high level infrastructure in the Bora Bora restaurant.
Optional excursion: Super animated 3-in-1 catamaran, where you can have the option of bathing at Guadalupe beach, sandbar and bathing during the tour in front of the famous 18th-century church
Departure 5:00 a.m. – Return 3:00 p.m. (Consult days)
Praia do Frances + Barra de Sao Miguel y Gunga
On the tour, photographic stops are made on the famous French and Barra de São Miguel beaches, until finally reaching Gunga’s fazenda, which stands out for its exuberant beauty with thousands of coconut trees and its crystal clear waters. On the left, there is Lagoa do Roteiro, with much quieter waters for bathing and where nautical activities are contracted. A little more removed are the incredible colorful cliffs, which can be reached by hiring a buggy or quad bike ride.
Daily departures 7:30 – Return 3:00 p.m. (50 km)
Dunas de Marape
Located in the municipality Jequiá da Praia, in a picturesque and very quiet environment where the Jequiá river meets the sea. The mangrove surrounding the entire border is a large natural nursery with numerous species of fish; Crustaceans and mollusks that make their kitchen one of the most famous in the region. The reception is in a complex with beach infrastructure and buffet restaurant. In Marapé there are optional walks, such as the ecological path of caetés and the circuit of Pau de Arara, a fantastic tour to the viewpoint of the cliffs.
Includes Transportation, Boat and Lunch
Departure Monday and Friday at 7:30 a.m. – Return 3:00 p.m. – Travel time: 1:30 a.m. (70 km)
Canions do Rio Sao Francisco
Located 300 km from Maceió, on the border of Piranhas-AL with Canindé do São Francisco-SE. The tour includes a visit to the historic city of Piranhas, belvederes and the Lampião Museum, the scene of several battles between the Lampião band and the Alagoas Flyers, Sergipe. After the historical visit, we continue towards the fulcrum (Karrancas Restaurant) located in the Xingó Hydroelectric Dam, built in the 80s, which gave rise to the fifth largest navigable canyon in the world. Here we will sail for 3 hours by catamaran between imposing rock formations of granite and sandstone. In the Gruta do Talhado tourists can enjoy a swim in the waters of the São Francisco River and observe closely the walls more than 30 meters high. Diving at this point is also impressive, as it is approximately 25 meters deep. The crew provides life jackets and floating materials. Finally, we will return to the base where it is possible to have a delicious meal from the northeast, served in a buffet.
Includes Transportation + Guided visit to the historic city of Piranhas + boat + Lunch
Departs Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4:30 – Returns 3:00 p.m.
Foz do Sao Francisco
Located in the municipality of Piaçabuçu 140 km from Maceió, tourists will embark accompanied by a local guide who will assist them throughout the day discovering the beauties that nature reserves through native vegetation that forms a lush landscape, after 45 minutes sailing in the middle of the river, the famous mobile dunes and a cinematic landscape arrive. The ship docks, staying in its place half an hour so that tourists can disembark to take the famous photo of Tieta do agreste and, of course, take a delicious and rejuvenating bath in the waters of the Old Boy, in addition, it is possible to appreciate the crafts and the delicious cocadas produced by the natives.
On the way back you can have a delicious homemade meal on the banks of the river.
Includes Transportation + boat + Lunch
Departures Wednesday and Saturday at 7:00 – Return 3:00 p.m.
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