Praia do Maço, Palhoca

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Enjoy a sunny day at Praia do Maço, noted for calm waters and a narrow stretch of sand surrounded by a strip of lush green vegetation. This is the area’s largest and busiest beach, attracting local and visiting families with small children. These clean waters are ideal for swimming, fishing, and water sports. Nearby is a small fishing village, where you can have a meal of lightly roasted fish and a cold drink. The beach is situated between two hills, and along the sand you can find several large rock formations, which can be used as diving or sunbathing platforms. During the peak of the summer season, this beach becomes a cultural center of the area, hosting frequent musical concerts and sporting events. To visit Praia do Maço and other attractions in Palhoca, use our Palhoca road trip site .
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  • Beautiful beach, quiet and cozy. Ideal for those seeking peace and calm. There is a beautiful trail that is made between low down to the beach from above. Well worth the hike.
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  • Very beautiful beach, little visited, with calm seas, great night lighting and with many options of food around.
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  • Very quiet beach frequented good infrastructure, however the lack of litter-bins is quite noticeable.
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The main highways that run into Palhoca from the south offer a decent selection of motels, ideal for those wanting to easily get out of town and explore the region's untouched landscape and rural villages. Elsewhere in town, find a good set of pousadas (guesthouses) offering simple rooms at good rates, and budget hotels and hostels. Rental apartments and villas, located in the main residential area and just out of town, offer a welcome option for visitors planning a longer stay in Palhoca.
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