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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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  • Urban beach. Pretty but with the problems of pollution and heavy traffic. The best hotels are in this region, crafts, skate park and bike path.
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  • Excellent location, beautiful waterfront with diverse cuisine and all tastes too good for the night trip
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  • How is practically within the town, is a quiet place to bathe and enjoy the beautiful sea of Alagoas.
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