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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  • Nice beach with loads of places to seat and eat whereas you prefer a table or lounges. There are loads going on, such as banana boats, jet skis, parapente, boogies and such. Did not find food to be.....  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Tourists don't bother!!! This beach is a complete rip-off. They charge 20 reais to park in an uncovered sand pit and continue to charge you until your pockets are worn out. The guys at the buggy tours will try and charge more for paying by card. DONT ACCEPT. This is against Brazilian consumer laws and is illegal. They are trying to take advantage of you. If you want beautiful clean well structured beaches go to somewhere like Ipioca beach.

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