Barra de São Miguel

Located in a state of Alagoas only 9 degrees south of the equator, the region presents a tropical climate and a seawater temperature that is warm all year round. This wild coastal area was discovered by Amerigo Vespucci on his very first trip to Brazil in 1501, when it was populated by cannibal tribes of local Indians. Later on fishing villages spread along the tropical coast. Land of the sururu (or Charru mussel), the lagoon shellfish, and the coconut water, Alagoas also possesses some of the country’s richest folklore. Festa Junina, also known as festa de São João, is the annual Brazilian celebration that takes place during the tropical winter solstice in June. There are fireworks, people dance on the streets, and the party usually lasts for about fifteen days.

Beaches around Barra de São Miguel area, the tiny municipality of Alagoas, are excellent, and inland, lush sugarcane fields abound. The most interesting trips here include renting a traditional sailboat called a jangada to take you out to the reef to see the marine life; swimming in offshore natural pools created by the reefs, and cruising the nearby islands and beaches.

Praia do Francês and Maragori beaches offer excellent scuba diving. Don’t miss a trip to Penedo, known as the capital of lower São Francisco river and a colonial gem, with many Baroque churches and buildings almost untouched by time.

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