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. Use our Sao Luis itinerary planner to add Ponta d'Areia Beach and other attractions to your Sao Luis vacation plans.
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  • Is one of the most beautiful views of the island of São Luís, without doubt, a must for anyone who wants to take a selfie, pity that the water is polluted.
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  • Beautiful and peaceful place. We went during the day, but we learned that it's much more agitated night and which has stalls.
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  • Beautiful beach but unfit for bathing. Many people, even bathe with signs warning that the beach is improper. The region is noble with a choice of bars and restaurants. Suggestion of the beach: Praia do Calhau on Seaside Avenue.
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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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