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Ponta d'Areia Beach, Sao Luis

(1.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Located in a World Heritage city and known to be one of its most popular spots, Ponta d'Areia Beach is just 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) from the historic cobblestoned town center. Local favorite, coconut water, can be bought right on the sand. Grab a glass and enjoy a long sunset, or walk over to a nearby mangrove-surrounded lagoon for a late solitary swim. Not far from here is a vibrant area lined with fashionable bars and restaurants, where you can try this region’s own version of the guaraná soft drink. Called "Jesus" (nothing religious, just the inventor’s name), this beverage is pink and is rather sweeter than others of its kind. Put Ponta d'Areia Beach into our Sao Luis itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sao Luis.
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  • When I visited on a Friday morning the beach was virtually deserted. There was only a kiosk selling coconut water and soft drinks. The place is interesting but there are unsuitable for bath.
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  • Beach calm, clear waters, and quiet, without much of a massive crowd. I've been to the Carnival and was almost deserted. It has kiosks for taking cold.
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  • Perhaps the most inappropriate to bath. Stay close to the Centre, there are bars and restaurants and hotels in the vicinity. Some reggae festivals occur there on weekends.
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