Praia do Gunga, Roteiro

Celebrated for its extraordinary white sands and exuberant coconut groves, Praia do Gunga 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 Praia do Gunga and other attractions in Roteiro, use our Roteiro attractions planning app .
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  • The entrance to the beach is via the Mirante, a viewing tower costing R$3 per person. The views are worth every cent. There is a small craft market there. The beach is a tourist trap. The bars.....  more »
  • Gunga Beach has a very good infrastructure for families and couples! There are several bars in front of the beach, with different areas. There are showers to remove the sea salt and the sand, the...  more »
  • I thought this beach was beatiful but i had expectations that it would be more deserted. There are lots of restaurants with tables on the sand. For children, its best to swim at the lagoon instead...  more »
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  • Tourist place but calm and nice when alone.
  • Have a good food, but with a bad infrastructure, you don't have much thing to do there, only have the travel with buggy and the beach, the price it is expensive and have so many people selling things. It is a place more poor
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