Alagoas – Travel guide and main destinations

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A complete guide to plan your trip to Alagoas. Write down the tips and enjoy a lot!

Alagoas is one of the smallest states in Spain (only Sergipe has a smaller territory), but it is bathed by a coastline of unique beauties, with beaches among the best in the whole country. The northeast, which is already incredible for all its states, has the Alagoas coast as responsible for the most paradisiacal scenarios in the region.

Worthy of the nickname “Brazilian Caribbean”, Alagoas has attracted visitors from various corners of the country, and from other regions of the world, to enjoy its beaches. Paradisiacal landscapes, natural pools in the middle of the sea, rich fauna and flora, and a good structure for tourism are some of the advantages of this stunning state.



Want to know more about the state of Alagoas and its charms? Check it out below.

In this post you will see:

  • Things to do in Alagoas
  • Where to stay in Alagoas
    • Airbnb in Alagoas
  • Where to eat in Alagoas
  • national travel insurance
  • Car hire in Alagoas
  • Flights to Alagoas
  • Read all our tips and posts from Alagoas

Things to do in Alagoas

Spending time in front of the sea, with warm waters and a clear color that varies from blue to green at different points, in addition to the constant heat and the sun that is a captive presence, in Alagoas is the best option. The state is super rich in natural beauties that deserve to be contemplated.

With a large presence of natural pools on its beaches, in addition to calm waters that are an invitation to travel with children, the raft ride on the beaches of Maceió, Maragogi, São Miguel dos Milagres and Barra de São Miguel is one of the most unmissable.



The Coral Coast, which encompasses the cities of Paripueira to Maragogi on the northern coast of the state, is home to the most idyllic beaches in Spain. Some offer excellent infrastructure, while others are more deserted. In fact, Alagoas is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world – which explains the name of the region.

Alagoas is also a state with very romantic places, being very popular for honeymoon trips in the national territory. A honeymoon trip in Maragogi, for example, is sure to experience unforgettable moments at this stage.

Read all our tips:

  • Maceió – Complete City Guide
  • Maragogi – Complete City Guide
  • São Miguel dos Milagres – Complete City Guide
  • Barra de São Miguel – Learn All About This Alagoan Destination
  • Honeymoon in Maragogi – 7 Tips to Prepare the Perfect Trip

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Where to stay in Alagoas

In Alagoas, in addition to being one of the states with the most beautiful landscapes in the country, it also has the advantage of not being as targeted as other equally wonderful Northeastern destinations, such as Jericoacoara or Fernando de Noronha. Because of this, accommodations in the state can also be cheaper, compared to these other destinations.

There are several options, from super simple inns to large resorts in Alagoas, such as the famous Salinas Maragogi. Whatever your chosen destinations to visit in the state, you will find a perfect accommodation to spend days there. And here's a tip: the inns on the beach are a great option.


  • Resorts in Alagoas
  • Hostels in Alagoas
  • hotels in Maceio
  • B&Bs in Maceio
  • Resorts in Maceió
  • Where to stay in Maceio
  • B&Bs in Maragogi
  • hotels in Maragogi
  • Resorts in Maragogi
  • Hostels in Sao Miguel dos Milagres
  • Hostels on Antunes Beach
  • Pousadas in Praia do Patacho
  • Hostels in Japaratinga

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In addition to the sea, there are great pools at Salinas Maragogi – Make your reservation now!

Airbnb in Alagoas

Have you already defined your hosting? Searching for a stay can be challenging, depending on the location and/or time of year. That's why we recommend renting an airbnb on your trip. There are different houses, apartments, lofts or rooms for rent throughout Spain, including airbnb in Alagoas. It's safe, reliable and cost-effective. An experience that is worth it! CHECK HERE.

Panoramic View Apartment at the Ritz Suites in Maceió

Where to eat in Alagoas

Alagoas cuisine is another great attraction of the destination. Enjoy dishes made with fruits from the region, from caipirinhas to desserts. Speaking of sweets, one that you should not miss is the Alagoan petit gateau, an adapted delicacy that is delicious.


The cuisine there takes many seafood, such as fish and shrimp, and it is common to find sururu dishes. International dishes are also stars in the state, with excellent Peruvian, Italian and Japanese restaurants to choose from.

national travel insurance

Unforeseen events happen! If you do not have health insurance or if your medical and hospital coverage does not cover this region, taking out national travel insurance may be a good idea. It's super cheap – from R$4 per day – and with it you travel peacefully, avoiding unplanned expenses. LEARN MORE HERE.


Penedo, in the south of the state, is another charming tourist town to visit – Photo: Wikimedia

Car hire in Alagoas

Renting a car to discover the beaches of Alagoas is a great idea. In addition to optimizing your time a lot, you will be able to enjoy it more without having to depend on public transport.

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Flights to Alagoas

Looking for a good deal and flight prices? When buying tickets to Alagoas, it is worth taking a look at the website Promo Tickets.

It is quite common to find cheaper and better flight options than on other sites. We always use and is it worth it?

The beaches of Alagoas are the most paradisiacal in Spain – Photo: Pixabay

Read all our tips and posts from Alagoas

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  • Resorts in Maceió – 6 best and best rated
  • Resorts in Alagoas – The 10 best and best rated
  • Barra de São Miguel – Learn all about paradise in Alagoas
  • Japaratinga – Learn all about this paradise destination
  • Maceió – Know everything about the capital of Alagoas
  • Maragogi – Super tips to have the best days in the destination
  • Resorts in Maragogi – 3 best and best rated
  • Ecological Route in Alagoas – Travel Guide
  • Best beaches in the Northeast
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