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Gunga Beach, Maceio

(4.2/5 based on 14,000+ 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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  • Great detail is that it is a private beach, it is therefore clear, there are no pigeons but also charge you all, eye with this because if there is a person in the place giving a musical show they charge it you like it or not. It is a nice beach to spend the day. Going in excursion costs 20 / 25 / 30 real depends on of few are, the excursion leaves to them 8 and passes by French and bar of san miguel to take photos (15 minutes) and after you leave in gunga until them 15. Of my part is recommended go since not is so expensive the transport (tour) and is a cute Beach to know
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  • Is the main beach on the outskirts of Maceió. It's not far. Should give a 40-minute drive away. There's a walk to the cliffs made of Buggy. Worth knowing.
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  • I love this beach. We quadricíclos to the cliffs, which are beautiful. The shops are great. The service at the restaurant meets your role well. Recommend too much.
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