Maceio beaches are renowned as very relaxed and laid back, two redeeming qualities that bring beach-lovers around to experience a Brazilian beach without a hectic pace. Set on the northern coast, Maceio is smaller than many coastal capitals. Its best features are the ten or so miles of alabaster sand fringed by aquamarine water, offshore […]
Maceio, one of Brazil’s coastal cities, enjoys warm weather all year. In July, when winter starts in the Southern Hemisphere, temperatures average 80 degrees Fahrenheit. By December, the averages reach 90 degrees—ideal weather for enjoying time at the some of the greatest Brazil beaches. Whether you pick one of the beaches in town or one of the outlying ones, you’ll find a potent combination of natural beauty—white sand, palm trees, and turquoise waters.
Many of the Maceio beaches have calm conditions and clear water, which make ideal conditions for snorkeling and discovering the world beneath the surface.
Gunga Beach, which is often considered one of the prettiest beaches in the region, has several coral reefs and coves to explore. Back on shore, Gunga Beach is great place for swimming or just lounging in the sun. Gunga Beach is part of the collection of southern Maceio beaches, which tend to draw more crowds, especially on Sundays.
If you’re looking for a quiet beach, consider making a trip to the shore during the week or visiting one of the secluded beaches. Nature buffs will appreciate the views and the quiet of Pontal da Barra Beach. It’s strategically located where Mundau Lake meets the Atlantic Ocean—a scenic place to watch the sun sink below the horizon.
At the other end of the spectrum, Ponta Verde Beach is located right in the heart of Maceio, close to clubs and the resorts. Portuguese for green tip, Ponta Verde is located at the edge of coast on a strip of land covered by palm trees. The coral reefs form natural pools, which are a great place for a swim at low tide. You’ll also find barracas—straw huts home to restaurants and bars on the beach.