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Maragogi, State of Alagoas, Brazil
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Maragogi
Type: Beaches
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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Porto Alegre, RS
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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Sao Paulo, SP
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

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

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Maragogi, AL
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127 reviews 127 reviews
48 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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.

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Milan, Italy
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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

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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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.

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