Maceio, Brazil

Maceio is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas, Brazil. The city is located between Mundaú Lake and the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its beautiful beaches, white sand and coconut plantations. This natural beauty combines with its urban coast, with a lot of hotels, restaurants and bars.

The urban beaches of Maceió are Pajuçara, Sete Coqueiros, Ponta Verde and Jatiúca. To the north, beaches are quieter, such as Cruz das Almas and Jacarecica, with good waves for surfing. The Mundaú lake is other option to the lovers of sailing and bathing in transparent water. At night, Pajuçara's beach and also Jaraguá's quarter is crowded of people, which have ancient warehouses turned into bars. The famous craft laces from Maceió can be acquired in Portal da Barra, directly from the craftswomen

In addition to beaches, Maceió has attractions such as buildings dating back to previous centuries, in particular, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Pleasures, 1840; the Deodoro Theatre, the Municipal Market, the Historical Institute Museum and the Floriano Peixoto Palace, seat of Alagoas State government.

Things to see and do

* Beaches
* Mundau lake
* Jaraguá's quarter
* Portal da Barra – for purchase of craft laces
* Municipal market

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Real (R$) (BRL)
Language – Portuguese
Population – 950,000 approx
Land Area – 511 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 55

Port Location - The Port of Jaraguá is a Brazilian port located in Maceió, next to the margins of the Mundau lagoon.

Transport Links – Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport located outside Maceió serves the area with international connections to Milan in Italy and Buenos Aires in Argentina, as well as cities throughout Brazil.

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