We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Address: Maragogi, State of Alagoas, Brazil
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Maragogi
Attraction details

Hotels near Gales

Write a Review

1,631 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Belo Horizonte, MG
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Amazing! For beginners at scuba diving there is a great opportunity for a guided dive, when you have the chance to see a lot of different, colorful fish. The water is a little deep though, not for children under 4 feet tall.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Like the locals say, but beautiful place worth snorkeling. They try to get you to scuba dive, not worth it as the waters are too shallow.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Porto Alegre, RS
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The natural pools are the top tourist attraction here. There are daily boats to visit them, the price may be a bit high (as expected), bit still worth it and you can make a deal with the sales guy. There are three of them to visit: Galé Principal (largest and less well preserved due to long time exploration), Taocas (also... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Maragogi has the 3rd. biggest coral reef in the world (losing its place only to Australia and Mexico) and Gales are one of the beautiful natural swimming pools formed by it. Many companies offer rides to it, so you have to look it up before making up your mind on which one you should choose. You can always check it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ribeirao Preto, SP
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

This is the greatest attraction of Maragogi. Do not miss!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maragogi, AL
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
48 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

The Costa de Corais, 140 km of tropical coral reefs has become a Federal Protection Area contolled by a special legislation that will insure its natural beauty forever. Maragogi/Japaratinga is the area that provides the best access to board a catamaran to visit the tropical pools on the reefs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

There are pelnty of boats that go to the gales, we took the small (8 people) and fast boat, it gets there first (10 minutes max) and is fun... also the price was less then the big touristic boat. We took our wet suites and snorkel equipment, a good choise (hiring is expensive), also bring a sweater for the way... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

The experience was good, but it is not comparable to diving in the Caribe. We got some boat sickness while waiting the boat crew - they kept trying to get more tourists instead of leaving with the boat only partially full.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gales also viewed


Been to Gales? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gales and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Gales staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?