Praia de Pajucara, Maceio

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As the only urban beach where swimming is permitted, Praia de Pajucara is a must-see attraction in Maceió due to its natural pools. The soft white sands backed by palm trees offer a family-friendly place with gentle waves and shallow waters. You can shop for souvenirs, such as handmade baskets, lace, hammocks, and ceramics at the well-known craft market that is open most days. Weekends can become quite crowded, but there are many shaded places to relax and eat takeout from food vendors or restaurants serving lobster, shrimp, and moqueca--a fish stew.

The Pajuçara boardwalk is one of the most popular places for sightseeing and people watching in the city center, but you may have to say "No" to many people begging for money or trying to sell you something. You can charter a boat called a jaganda to ride out to the natural pools created by low tides that expose natural reef formations. These pools allow you to snorkel in the warm waters full of unusual plants and tropical fish swimming over soft, pink sands. Put Praia de Pajucara on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Maceio online journey planner .
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  • The beach is amazing crystal clear water. But going with baby you need to stay in kiosk where you don't have the option to stand on the sand. Only the local ambulants who have chairs and sun umbrellas for rental in addition to drinks and portions. I do not recommend for those with small children this option due to lack of hygiene and suitable place for the baby. In these conditions the ideal is to stay in a kiosk even if it is out of the sand.
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  • I loved the beach... Different from the Jatiuca and green tip that they have breakings, the beach Pajuçara looks like a pool and when the sea is low if you can catch a raft and go to the natural pools... Besides being able to taste great cuisine. Full of table options. Machines and bars.
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