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Praia de Pajucara, Maceio
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As the only urban beach where swimming is permitted, Praia de Pajucara is a must-see attraction in Maceió due to its natural pools. The soft white sands backed by palm trees offer a family-friendly place with gentle waves and shallow waters. You can shop for souvenirs, such as handmade baskets, lace, hammocks, and ceramics at the well-known craft market that is open most days. Weekends can become quite crowded, but there are many shaded places to relax and eat takeout from food vendors or restaurants serving lobster, shrimp, and moqueca--a fish stew.

The Pajuçara boardwalk is one of the most popular places for sightseeing and people watching in the city center, but you may have to say "No" to many people begging for money or trying to sell you something. You can charter a boat called a jaganda to ride out to the natural pools created by low tides that expose natural reef formations. These pools allow you to snorkel in the warm waters full of unusual plants and tropical fish swimming over soft, pink sands. Take a look at our Maceio travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Praia de Pajucara and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very beautiful with a wonderful coastline, with various kiosks and well served. At the kiosks cards accepted but no ATMs nearby. When security is good more apart from 22:00 hrs is not very advisable.
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  • Linda urban beach in the city of Maceió. Often forms a sandbank which you can walk into the sea. Delight to enjoy a different look. Be careful not to forget the time, because the tide will filling very slowly but if you have not tuned, you can get a fright when trying to get back.
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  • Pajuçara beach is a great place to stay. Close to many restaurants, craft fairs, very good hotels and the best: venta all the time; so you won't die so hot roast. Hostel me again in PAjuçara in future visit.
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