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. Put Praia de Pajucara on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Maceio online journey planner .
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  • Pajuçara is full of hotels (medians and 5 stars) Super worth staying there, because it is close to great and diversified restaurants, has the famous fairers to buy those souvenirs so awaited. Besides everything the beach is beautiful, but there are other more beautiful for bathing.
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  • Beautiful beach, with plenty of dining options... The Artisan fair is located. Several top hotels. What leaves to be desired is that there is no shower to remove salt, especially that goes with children and babies and the smell of urine in some unbearable points. On the other, positive points.
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  • The beach itself is very beautiful, has hotels, kiosks and great restaurants. It is very busy, but the smell at some points is horrible, very strong sewage smell. There are many people using drugs at certain points and many ambulants. Children asking for money, with a very precarious situation. I hope the city will improve that, because the beach is very beautiful.
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