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Address: | Litoral Sul, Maceio, State of Alagoas, Brazil
Phone Number: 8252352145
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Natural pool with warm water, is what you will find in this place. Its a good place to get some rest.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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Piracicaba, SP
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Walk away from the many bars and plastic chairs and tables, where you smell fried fish and listen to bad music. A 5-minute walk to your right reserves a very nice quiet and calm beach, where you can rest and enjoy the Atlantic. No worries at all. A private paradise in April.

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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nice beach with reefs outside, blocking waves, creating a good place for a swim with minors. Far to many beach sales "persons", and some becoming quite agressive if you refuse to buy or negotiate. Especially some lobster sellers were bad, returning repeatedly, and pushing hard to get a sell. Disgusting.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love this beach in Maceio. It was the best one for me there. The beach is great to shower or surfing, is up to you. Just walk a little bit to find a right spot. I was in January, the beach was crowded but it fine. We can find Brazilians selling everything, but very respectful if you simply say... More 

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Piracicaba, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Natural pool with warm water, is what you will find in this place. Its a good place to get some rest.

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Brasilia, DF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Praia do Frances gives you the opportunity of relaxing in calm waters where you can take your children and let them enjoy the experience of the sea.

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Goiania, GO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It's a beach far from the city, with high waves which are good for surfing. The water is clean and warm.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

From Salvador, BA northward, you have the best beach zone in the southern hemisphere, IMO. Maceio is no exception. Has a large natural reef offshore on most of the beaches, so you have pretty total wave break. Calm waters during the summer, warm, clear, clean, no major currents.

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Brasilia, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice view, clean beach, friendly staff, reasonable prices for the food, I would definitely go back there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Water is gorgeous. Restaurants are right on the beach with plenty of carts with drinks, corn, etc. Go just off the beach to get less expensive food. I don't know that I would stay here for a vacation - especially with Maceio Proper down the road ..but it is a fun day trip!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This is a stop on the way to Gunga. It is nice to take a picture and check out the few shops behind the beach. 20 minutes are enough.

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Address: Address: | Litoral Sul, Maceio, State of Alagoas, Brazil
Phone Number: 8252352145
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Alagoas (AL)  >  Maceio

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