When you get a Ponta-a-Ponta buggy ride, Pontal de Maracaípe is usually on the itinerary. You start at Muro Alto, then Praia do Cupe, then Pontal de Maracaípe, then Praia do Maracaípe and finally to the place you started from.
Pontal is a mangue, with its small trees, in which roots, oisters and seahorses cling to and small crabs run around, hiding away form view.
It is also a place where a river meets the sea, so the ideal time for visiting is when tides are low.
You get a jangada ride through the river and can enjoy the quite and peaceful afternoon. The jangadeiro will fish some seahorses on a jar to show you and then place them back where they belong. It's really great. I loved it.
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