Alagoas is a state in Northeast Brazil. Tourism has grown on the beaches of the state with the arrival of Brazilians and foreigners.
- 1 Barra de Santo Antonio — a beach town
- 2 Barra de São Miguel — a beach town about 40 km south of Maceio
- 3 Coruripe — a small city 80 km south of Maceio where there are reefs for scuba diving, and beaches that are very good for surfing
- 4 Maceió — the state's capital
- 5 Maragogi — a beautiful beach between Maceió and Recife, about two hours away from either; there are hostels
- 6 Piaçabuçu — a city 45 km south of Pontal de Coruripe. Take a boat to the San Francisco River Mouth. It's one of the most beautiful places to see in Brasil, although not well known
- 7 São Miguel dos Milagres — a fishing village on the north coast of Alagoas, near some of the best beaches in the country. It has a hostel.
- 1 Duas Barras — 20 km north of Pontal de Coruripe. It has a huge lagoon and the mouth of the river is a "have to see" place.
- 2 Marechal Deodoro — Alagoas' first capital
- 3 Penedo — a historic city
- 4 Piranhas — a small historic town on the north bank of the Rio São Francisco
The state is one of the largest producers of sugar cane and coconut in the country and has agriculture as the basis of its economy. Sururu, shellfish from the lakes that serves as food for the coastal population, and coconut water, are important products.
The most popular destinations are: Maceió, Maragogi, Japaratinga, Barra de São Miguel, Piaçabuçu, Marechal Deodoro, Piranhas and Penedo, the latter of which has historical importance.
Other points targeted by tourists are the beaches of the state. Among the most sought after are: Praia de Pajuçara, Praia de Ipioca, Praia da Sereia and Praia de Cruz das Almas, all in Maceió. The city also has a Handicraft Market, the Pierre Chalita Museum, the Théo Brandão Museum of Anthropology, and the Folklore and Sports Museum.
Other places sought after by tourists include: Passeio das Galés, in Maragogi, Church of Nossa Senhora do Livramento, Ecopark, Foz do Rio São Francisco, Mirante da Praia do Gunga, Museum of Image and Sound, Metropolitan Cathedral, Deodoro Theater and Mirante, both in Maceio.
Maragogi, 131 km from Maceió, is the second most popular destination in Alagoas. The excellent tourist infrastructure, several hotels, inns, farm hotels, restaurants, craft centers and various leisure options add to the quality of services of the municipality.
Scenarios such as fishing villages, farms with reserves and Atlantic forest trails, abundance of coconut trees, beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters, such as the beaches of São Bento, Peroba, Burgalhau, Barra Grande, in addition to the galleys formed by coral reefs 6 km away from the coast, are some of the natural riches of the municipality.
Maragogi has one of the most important ecosystems in Brazil, the diverse fauna and flora of marine species are ideal places for diving. Navigating the rivers where you can find the preserved mangroves, beaches, playing sports, bathing in springs, waterfalls, all these cities have a contact with nature. Alagoas is known as a water paradise precisely because of the rich aquifers in the state, as well as waterfalls, rivers, sea, lakes. Some beaches are often compared to those in the Caribbean.
The Bom Jesus dos Navegantes festivities run from January 8th to 15th with ferries that cross from Alagoas to Sergipe and return to Penedo, then on land the fireworks start signaling the arrival of the vessels and thus the parties with concerts by musical bands.