Frances Beach, Maceio

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The best place to go surfing and swimming near Maceió is Frances Beach--where the waves are tall and safe, and there are no sharks or sharp coral reefs to worry about. On Maceió's south coast, this beach paradise welcomes you into its warm, bright blue and emerald-green waters for an unforgettable experience including snorkeling, scuba diving, and bodyboarding.

The left side of Praia do Francês (Francês Beach) bustles with activity from several bars and restaurants. This side has many beach alcoves with smaller pools that provide an intimate setting for swimming amongst the calm waves protected by reefs. On the opposite side of the beach, you'll find a laid-back surfer crowd attracted by strong, wild waves that promote championship surfing. Arrange to visit Frances Beach and other attractions in Maceio using our Maceio vacation generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Is one of the most famous beaches, has kiosks where infrastructure can use the tents and beach umbrella if any consummation, snacks are not generous portions ... a little full
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  • August 14, 2017
    Beautiful place, unforgettable. Me and my fiance we take too much the day more than perfect. Several dining options.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We passed quickly by the French Beach on the way to the Gunga, however we notice the beauty and structure offered.
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Where to stay in Maceio

Accommodations in Maceio crowd around the city's eastern shorefront, competing for a spot in the morning sun. The best places to stay during your Maceio vacation are the neighborhoods of Ponta de Terra, Ponta Verde, and Jatiúca. You can find everything from free-spirited hostels to high-class hotels and beach resorts along the coastal strip, within a stone's throw of white sand beaches. To get off the beaten track, go west to the other edge of the city, where palm-lined Lagoa Mundaú brims with birdlife and local fishers looking for the day's catch among the mangroves.
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