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Gunga Beach, Maceio
(4.2/5 based on 13,000+ reviews on the web)
Celebrated for its extraordinary white sands and exuberant coconut groves, Gunga Beach offers the best of both worlds: a quiet inner beach and a bustling outer beach. The inner reef is quieter with soft white sands, small food and drink vendors, and calm waters. The outer reef is bustling with tourist activity, loud music, raging waves, many waterfront bar restaurants, and small shops selling handmade crafts. Praia do Gunga (Gungas Beach) has unique Maceió south coast positioning surrounded by high cliffs between Lagoa do Roteiro (Roteiro Lake) and the Atlantic Ocean. This gives the waters its signature turquoise color during low tide and its emerald green hue during high tide when the ocean waters meet the waters of the lake.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can rent equipment to go surfing, windsurfing, and jet skiing, or go on a boat tour beyond the reef. While none of the beaches in Brazil are private, access to this beach is private, but the coconut farm offers vehicle access for a fee. It's easier and more cost effective to get there by boat from Barra de São Miguel or via a tour guide company that transports you by bus or catamaran. To visit Gunga Beach on your holiday in Maceio, and find out what else Maceio has to offer, use our Maceio trip itinerary planner.
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  • The place is amazing great foods and have super nice. Only the price of these tours is a little salty if only one person is paying more is worth a lot just doing the tours.
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  • The tours the cliffs is indispensable for those who visit the praia do gunga. Buggy or ATV tours cost around 100 reais. Other than that, it's a common beach compared with others in the region.
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  • Enjoy the path to go to the Mirante do Gunga. A beautiful view! This is one of the rides worth prioritize when you go to Maceió.
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