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Frances Beach

Address: | Litoral Sul, Maceio, State of Alagoas, Brazil
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Ranked #20 of 71 Attractions in Maceio
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Natal, Brazil
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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North Carolina
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100 reviews 100 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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seattle
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209 reviews 209 reviews
145 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
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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Desert Hot Springs, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Absolutely lovely if everyone picked up their trash and disposed of it propertly. Cute stores in the area, a little over priced compared to big market in Fortelaza.

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Sao Paulo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Beautiful beach and nice food! Very friendly restaurant attendants! If you can spend more time Go to Praia do Gunga (Gunga's beach) The Most beautiful beach I've ever seen!!! You can walk in the ocean and appreciate the exotic fishes and the coral reef up close!!!

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

That beach is wonderful!! It is a must-seen attraction in Maceio. Go to the beach in the early morning, because the traffic is terrible to get there.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

trash everywhere coming and going with the waves. Too many people and not much sand area. Beach restaurants one after the other. It may have been good in the past, now it has become a area spoiled by tourists. It took us hours to arrive there because of the traffic.

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