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Ponta d'Areia Beach, Sao Luis

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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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  • Lack infrastructure for tourist service, cleaning, but the beach is very beautiful, Nice hotels ...
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  • A very beautiful place to visit, traders of coconut water is helpful and atenciodos. The sea is a great option. Who likes a run or walk an excellent option.
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  • The beach is not suitable for bathing, but worth the visit by sight and by that famous photo on the island of Love.
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Where to stay in Sao Luis

The more upmarket and characterful accommodations in Sao Luis can be found in the historical center, with atmospheric pousadas (guesthouses) and hotels in well-preserved colonial-era architecture. Head east of the Centro district to find budget hostels suitable for backpackers happy with simple lodgings, but who wish to be close to the main architectural sights. Larger, modern hotels lie along the island's northern coast, where a cluster of luxury and mid-range options offer rooms with sea views.
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