Alagoas Beaches, Brazil's Hidden Paradise That You Should Visit

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  • Brazil

  • Arts & Culture

  • Beaches

  • Nature Escapes

  • Beach Town

  • Coastal

  • Local Culture

White boat in Antunes Beach, Maragogi - Alagoas.
Curator’s statement

Welcome to a journey through a lost beach paradise in Brazil. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Brazil's more frequented tourist destinations, lies the "Rota dos Corais", a stretch of coastline in Alagoas state, renowned for its beaches that rival those found in the Caribbean. Visitors can expect to discover soft, golden sands framed by swaying palm trees and the inviting, warm and sapphire blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

This five-day itinerary is designed to guide you through three of its most enchanting locations: São Miguel dos Milagres, Praia do Patacho, and Porto de Pedras. Each of these destinations is a treasure trove of natural beauty, cultural richness and serene relaxation, waiting to be discovered by those seeking an escape into a world less-traveled. Join us as we unveil the secrets of this unspoiled paradise, where time slows down and nature's wonders take center stage.

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Where to stay

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Kenoa Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort

A luxurious and secluded beachfront oasis offering unparalleled relaxation, stunning natural surroundings, and world-class spa experiences.

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  • Breakfast daily.

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Pousada Patacho

A charming and intimate seaside retreat nestled along Brazil's coastline, promising tranquil ambiance and authentic local hospitality.

Pousada Samba Pa Ti

A vibrant and lively guesthouse embodying the spirit of Brazilian music and culture, offering a festive atmosphere and comfortable accommodations.

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Day 1: Arrival in São Miguel dos Milagres

Beautiful beach front at São Miguel dos Milagres.

"Rota dos Corais", nestled in the enchanting region of Alagoas, Brazil, is a hidden paradise waiting to be explored. This coastal route is a mosaic of stunning beaches, pristine coral reefs and a tapestry of rich cultural experiences. Here's an even more detailed travel guide to help you uncover the treasures of this lesser-known gem:

Getting There

By air: Fly into Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport in Maceió. From the airport, a scenic drive along the coast will lead you to the heart of Rota dos Corais.

By road: A road journey from major Northeastern Brazilian cities offers breathtaking views. Car rental services are available at the airport for convenience and flexibility.

  • Morning

Arrive at Maceió's Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport. Rent a car or take a pre-arranged transfer to São Miguel dos Milagres (about two hours). Check into a beachfront pousada, unwind, and enjoy a welcome drink.

  • Afternoon

Have lunch at a local restaurant, trying specialties like ‘arroz de polvo’ (octopus rice). Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach, enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear waters.

  • Evening

Dine at a beachside restaurant, featuring fresh, locally-sourced seafood. Take a peaceful walk along the shore under the stars.

Day 2: Cultural and Nature Exploration in São Miguel dos Milagres

View of the beach
  • Morning

Breakfast with regional fruits and 'tapioca' pancakes. Visit local artisans, and see handcrafts like lace-making, a traditional skill.

  • Afternoon

After a light lunch, embark on a guided boat tour to nearby coral reefs for snorkeling. Return to the beach for some leisure time, perhaps trying stand-up paddleboarding.

  • Evening

Experience a traditional Brazilian barbecue at your pousada. Participate in a local cultural event, if available, like a forró dance night.

A note from Phelipe

Morning: Breakfast with regional fruits and 'tapioca' pancakes.
Visit local artisans, see handcrafts like lace-making, a traditional skill.

Afternoon: After a light lunch, embark on a guided boat tour to nearby coral reefs for snorkeling.
Return to the beach for some leisure time, perhaps trying stand-up paddleboarding.

Evening: Experience a traditional Brazilian barbecue at your pousada.
Participate in a local cultural event, if available, like a forró dance night.

Day 3: Journey to Praia do Patacho

Morning: Breakfast followed by check-out.
Drive to Praia do Patacho, check into an eco-resort.
Explore the beach, known for its calm and clear waters.

Afternoon: Lunch at a beach shack, enjoying fresh coconut water and grilled fish.
Relax in a hammock, read, or take a nap to the sound of waves.

Evening: Dinner at Aldeia Beijupirá, trying a local dish like ‘moqueca’ (fish stew). (https://www.aldeiabeijupira.com.br/)

Stargazing on the beach, a perfect ending to a peaceful day.

Day 3: Journey to Praia do Patacho

Aldeia Beijupirá is a culinary and seaside gem offering a unique dining and cultural experience.
  • Morning

Breakfast followed by check-out. Drive to Praia do Patacho, check into an eco-resort. Explore the beach, known for its calm and clear waters.

  • Afternoon

Lunch at a beach shack, enjoying fresh coconut water and grilled fish. Relax in a hammock, read or take a nap to the sound of the waves.

  • Evening

Dinner at Aldeia Beijupirá, trying a local dish like ‘moqueca’ (fish stew). Stargaze on the beach, a perfect ending to a peaceful day.

Day 4: Full Day in Praia do Patacho

Praia do Patacho is a beach perfect to unwind and relax.
  • Morning

Yoga session on the beach at sunrise. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with views of the ocean. Beach exploration, possibly finding secluded spots or hidden coves.

  • Afternoon

Visit the nearby village for lunch and to interact with locals.

Optional activities: Kayaking in nearby mangroves or a bike tour.

  • Evening

Sunset cocktail hour at the resort. Beachside dinner, possibly featuring a local music performance.

Day 5: Discover Porto de Pedras and Departure

Tatuamunha Village can be found in Porto de Pedras.
  • Morning

Early breakfast followed by check-out. Drive to Porto de Pedras. Visit the Peixe-Boi Marine Project, including a guided boat tour to see manatees.

  • Afternoon

Climb the lighthouse for breathtaking views, followed by a seafood lunch at a local eatery. Begin the drive back to Maceió's airport, allowing for scenic stops en route.

  • Evening

Arrive at the airport for your return flight, filled with lasting memories of Alagoas.

Need to Know

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