Ponta do Santo Cristo Beach, Sao Miguel do Gostoso

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Wind surfers will enjoy Ponta do Santo Cristo Beach, since its strong and constant wind is perfect for windsurfing and kite surfing, as will collectors, since sea treasures such as shells are found along the beach. You can also sit coconut water and juice from the beach bar and enjoy the sunsets this beach is famous for. There is a legend about the beach’s name: the legend says that in 1501, after a colonial expedition arrived and placed its mark at Marco beach, they group sailed to a protruding point where they noticed a group of indigenous people waving. The explorers decided to approach this group since they appeared civilized. However, they were taken by surprise when the indigenous group captured, killed and ate their priest in full view of the other members for the expedition who were, by then, trying to escape. Sometime later, the crucifix of the priest was found giving the name to the place – Ponta do Santo Cristo. See Ponta do Santo Cristo Beach and all Sao Miguel do Gostoso has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sao Miguel do Gostoso travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Place almost deserted in August, with the exception of the kite and windsurfers. Dominating a tiny part of the beach, which is quite extensive. Great for hiking and unpretentious to admire the sea.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Long stretch of soft sand and white with clean sight of the horizon and fishing boats scattered in the distance; wind all the time, feeling microagulhadas but no pain lol, like Spa
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  • July 30, 2017
    Beach with extensive range of soft sand, and where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset, including bars that are the beach as the Mar Y hot, this beach you can also practice with raquetinha network on the courts in the sand. Worth a visit as well as a nice walk on the beach
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Where to stay in Sao Miguel do Gostoso

The east-west coastal road features the great majority of Sao Miguel do Gostoso's accommodations. They range from basic bed and breakfasts to more exclusive, pricier resort-style offerings. Consider a villa rental for a personal, private route out onto the beach, or head away from the shoreline for budget options. Simple bed and breakfasts offer comfortable rooms for good prices, and you're never really that far from the coast.
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