Take a raft ride from Maceio's Pajuçara beach and land up at a sandbar near Pajuçara's natural pools, where you can enjoy the extraordinary marine beauty of the Atlantic. These natural pools, replete with clear waters, offer fantastic views of the coral and marine life underneath. You can either dive into the waters or watch the shimmering waters from a spot on the sandbar.
With its calm, blue waters and a quaint vibe, the Pajuçara invites a number of tourists during peak season. Visitors to the beach can enjoy the beach's busy scenes from the shore, and watch as fishing boats busily ply its aquamarine waters. Alternatively, they can browse through the handicrafts sold at the craft shops lining the beach. Those who wish to take to the vibrant waters can rent a sightseeing raft. There is also a boardwalk at this beach.
Named after folklorist Théo Brandão whose art collection is housed within, this museum was established in 1975 and has since been offering riveting glimpses of regional culture to visitors. The museum is housed within an ornate building and features diverse exhibits that range from audiovisual materials donated by Brandão, to ceramic figurines and ethnic objects.
Located close to the beach of Pajuçara, the Teotonio Vilela Memorial is a spectacular monument. Dedicated to Brazil's politician and economist, this uniquely-shaped monument holds the bronze statue of Teotonio Vilela. There is also a chamber under the monument that displays Vilela's personal and political journey.
Visit this tranquil lookout in the heart of Maceió to enjoy stellar views of the city and the Atlantic waters beyond. Known as the São Gonçalo Lookout, this scenic spot is accessible from near the Metropolitan Cathedral. It is a great spot for photo-ops, and with faraway albeit serene vistas of the harbor and the Alagoas coast, this lookout is an ideal escape from the bustle of the city.
Barra de Sao Miguel Beach is arguably one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. This pristine beach is ideal for spending fun time on a balmy day. The beach is lined with shacks that sell refreshments, so you can cool off with a drink after a busy day at the beach. Whether for getting a tan on or for swimming, Barra de Sao Miguel Beach is the place to be.
Established in 2013, the Centro Cultural Arte Pajuçara has been a lovely source of cultural entertainment to the denizens and tourists of Maceió. Home to three smaller venues that include a cinema, an art gallery and an auditorium, this cultural center famously hosts theatrical productions and other regional live performances. The gallery at the center also hosts art exhibitions.
Overlooking the pristine stretch of Gunga beach, the windblown cliffs of Gunga are one of Barra de Sao Miguel's must-visit attractions. These cliffs of various shapes and sizes, colored with a swirl of vibrant hues and bands dominate the region's landscape and inspire awe. Carved into the terrain several millennia ago by natural forces, these cliffs invite droves of adventure tourists today.
Counted among one of the country's most breathtaking beaches, Praia do Gunga is an aquamarine paradise located near Maceió. The pristine beach is lined with swaying coconut palms, and its water is known to change its hues during different times of the day. To take in sweeping vistas of the beach, you can access a nearby observation tower.
This shimmering lagoon on Alagoas' southern coast, replete with forested hills and swaying palms, seems right out of a postcard. The waters reflect an enchanting color gradient as the hues run from turquoise green to a deeper blue; inviting tourists from across the country to soak in its pristine beauty.