Destination Maceió, second travel to the capital of the state of Alagoas.
Maceió hosts a number of beautiful urban beaches, such as Pajuçara and Ponta Verde.
Beaches in Maceió and beyond. The finger in the image points to the
Avenida da Paz Beach. Pajuçara Beach and Ponta Verde Beach are
located north of Avenida da Paz Beach.
We spent our final day in Maceió along the beaches of Avenida da Paz, Pajuçara, and Ponta Verde. Pajuçara Beach is no match to the much enchanted Maragogi Beach, but they have one thing in common: the coral reefs at some distance from the shoreline, which can be reached by flat boats at low tide. These boats are called jangadas. Not so long ago, it was possible to embark such a boat for a low fee, but at own risk. At present, these ferry services need to follow strict safety rules, and only a limited number of passengers are allowed to board ; therefore, the fees have increased accordingly. The city has placed many warnings that tourists should only use the ferries that are recognized by the local authorities. We didn’t make use to this ferry service, we continued our walk along the beaches.
We left Pajuçara Beach, and continued our walk along Ponta Verde Beach. Pajuçara is known for the coral reefs, the shallow pools near the shoreline, and the beautiful azure blue ocean. Ponta Verde is known for the many options of spending the night: trendy bars, exclusive restaurants and nightclubs. They are quite expensive. In 2009, it was common to spend 25 reais, about 10 euros for a seafood dish, but you will meet the delicious local kitchen. There are many hotels along Ponta Verde Beach (and about two blocks beyond). For European tourists, the tourist facilities in Maceió may appear somewhat simple, but there are various plans to improve touristic infrastructure in the capital of Alagoas. This means that more (luxury) hotels will be constructed in the near future.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom
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