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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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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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  • This beach was crowded, and dirty too. BUT the ocean is great, good waves and great color. I wouldn't recommend this on a weekend, too crowded. Also, it is full of those beach restaurants, where price...  more »
  • Beautiful beach with natural swimming pools and excelent bar structure. The providers offer a wide range os water attractions such as banana boat and stand-up paddle. A bit crowd during the weekend.  more »
  • Praia do francês is really beautiful but awfully crowded! There are some beggars around, which makes people a bit uncomfortable  more »