13 days in Maceio, Maragogi & Porto de Galinhas Itinerary

13 days in Maceio, Maragogi & Porto de Galinhas Itinerary

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13 days in Maceio, Maragogi & Porto de Galinhas Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
1
Maceio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Maragogi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Porto de Galinhas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
nights
Maceio

Maceio ©
Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Take a break from the city and head to Gunga Beach and Frances Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fernando Lopes History and Cultural Museum and Cathedral Metropolitana of Maceio. Change things up with a short trip to Paripueira Beach in Paripueira (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Pajucara, get a new perspective on nature at Usina Ciencia - UFAL, and kick back and relax at Marape Dunes.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Maceio day trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Maceio is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Maragogi.

Things to do in Maceio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fernando Lopes History and Cultural Museum, Marape Dunes, Paripueira Beach, Gunga Beach, Frances Beach
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Gunga Beach ©
Gunga Beach
Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres ©
Frances Beach ©
Frances Beach

3
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Visit Maragogi Beach and Antunes Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Praia Ponta de Mangue and Japaratinga Beach. Go for a jaunt from Maragogi to Tamandare to see Capela de Sao Benedito about 1 hour away. There's more to do: meet the residents at Zoologico Pet Silvestre and identify plant and animal life at Piscinas Naturais de Barra Grande.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Maragogi trip website .

Traveling by car from Maceio to Maragogi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Japaratinga Beach, Capela de Sao Benedito
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Japaratinga Beach ©
Japaratinga Beach
Maragogi Beach ©
Maragogi Beach
Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Instituto Ricardo Brennand and Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Muro Alto Beach and Carneiros Beach. Explore Porto de Galinhas' surroundings by going to Recife (Recife Antigo & Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem). There's lots more to do: stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Casa Jerimum, examine the collection at Museu das Tartarugas - Ecoassociados, and admire the striking features of Massangana Sugar Cane Mill.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Porto de Galinhas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Maragogi to Porto de Galinhas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Maragogi in October since evenings lows in Porto de Galinhas dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Recife, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro, Carneiros Beach
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Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Carneiros Beach ©
Carneiros Beach

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