Brazil’s best-kept secret

The capital city of Alagoas is nestled on the east coast of Brazil where warm, tropical climates reign king. Protected by an offshore reef and teeming with palm trees, mangroves, and emerald waters, Maceió is home to miles of beach like you’ve never seen. While the location has been enjoying an era of rediscovery with the local Brazilian population, Maceió is relatively unknown by international tourists—but not by Azamara Club Cruises®.

If it’s culture you seek, it’s culture you’ll find. Maceió is home to a thriving arts scene, mouth-watering cuisine, and a historic center dotted with sweet pastel homes, just begging to be photographed. Folk art enthusiasts can spend the day getting lost amongst the exhibits at the Théo Brandão Museum of Anthropology and Folklore, while a visit to the Museum of Sacred Art Pierre Chalita will leave you with an entirely new take on fine art.

After you’ve had your fill of history and culture, make your way to Ponta de São Lourenço, the island’s easternmost point. Don’t forget your camera: on a clear day, the old city, the harbor and the entire coastline, from Pajuçara up to Pontal da Barra, can be seen. At Piscinas Naturais on Pajuçara beach— Maceió’s main tourist attraction—you can hop aboard a jangada (a traditional wooden sailboat) and spend the day swimming or snorkeling just a kilometer off shore. Be sure to hit up the restaurant boats anchored nearby for an authentic Brazilian meal of tapioca, a pancake filled with anything from ham and cheese to chocolate.

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Pierre Chalita Museum

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Pierre Chalita Museum

Founded in 1980, the museum remains part of the private collection of the beloved Maceió painter Pierre Chalita. Browse the specialized library dedicated solely to fine art and architecture, and, if you’re lucky you might even catch a lecture by a local artist.

Théo Brandão Museum of Anthropology and Folklore

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Théo Brandão Museum of Anthropology and Folklore

Embark on a journey to simpler times at the Théo Brandão Museum of Anthropology and Folklore. Located in the heart of the city, the museum houses a popular art collection by the professor of the same name. Be sure to exit through the gift shop, where you can sip a sweet Brazilian coffee and browse the 300+ works of original Alagoano handicrafts available for purchase.

Pontal da Barra Market

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Pontal da Barra Market

Just an hour outside of Maceió is the peaceful town of Marechal Deodoro, easily accessible by public transportation. Spend the afternoon browsing the wares at the Pontal da Barra Market where local artisans sell woven hammocks, bags, and more.

Maceio, Brazil At a glance

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Local Details:
Size: 511.00 KM2 (197.30 MI2)
Population: 996,733
Density: 1,951 Pop/KM2 (753 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +55

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