Barra de São Miguel – Learn all about paradise in Alagoas

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Recharge your energies in the paradise of Alagoas, Barra de São Miguel. A swim in the crystal clear waters while enjoying the enchanting sunset can be invigorating and just what you need at the moment. Check out unmissable tips about this destination.

Barra de São Miguel is a municipality in the state of Alagoas, on the northeastern coast, which is capable of enchanting for its rich natural beauty. Located in the south of the state, Barra de São Miguel is quiet and formed by many beautiful beaches, such as the famous French beach e Gunga beach.



The city has many activities for the traveler, such as beaches with coral reefs and calm waters, rivers that meet the local sea, lakes and the famous mangroves of the northeast region. The resort is a perfect destination for a vacation with your loved one or the whole family.

To get to know the destination, nothing better than planning every detail of your trip well, so keep a notebook in hand to write down all our tips.

In this post you will read:

  • Barra de Sao Miguel Attractions
    • Best beaches in Barra de Sao Miguel
  • Where to stay in Barra de Sao Miguel
    • Hotels in Barra de Sao Miguel
    • Hostels in Barra de Sao Miguel
    • Resorts in Barra de Sao Miguel
    • Holiday rentals in Barra de Sao Miguel
  • Where to eat in Barra de Sao Miguel
  • When to go to Barra de São Miguel
  • How many days to stay in Barra de São Miguel
  • How to get to Barra de Sao Miguel
    • By airplane
    • By car
    • From Barra de São Miguel to Maceió
  • Transport in Barra de Sao Miguel
  • Travel insurance for Barra de Sao Miguel
  • Flights to Maceio
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Barra de Sao Miguel Attractions


Praia do Gunga in Barra de São Miguel – Photo: Marco Ankosqui via Flickr

Those who go to Barra de São Miguel will find many activities that can be done using boats, speedboats and buggys. The buggy tours, for example, pass through the main beaches of the municipality, producing incredible photos of your trip.


In addition to the adventure of riding a buggy, the visitor can also choose to ride a speedboat. The reefs with their rich marine fauna and the sandbanks, in addition to the Gunga beach, which is considered one of the most beautiful in the Spain, are included in this roadmap.

Those who love the beach but don't like to give up comfort, Praêro Beach Club is a space that offers, in addition to a good menu, a complete structure to the visitor on Barra de São Miguel beach. There are sofas and beanbags by the sea, entertainment in the pools and sports activities such as volleyball, racquetball and slackline, as well as table games such as cards and dominoes.

Take the opportunity to visit Praia do Gunga and Praia do Francês, which are famous for the beauty of Barra de São Miguel and Lagoa do Roteiro that flows into the sea, providing an unforgettable landscape for the traveler. And include in your itinerary a visit to the mangroves of Barra de São Miguel.

Below is a list of the main tourist attractions in the city:

  1. Barra de Sao Miguel beach
  2. Conchas Beach
  3. Niquim Beach
  4. Praêro Beach Club
  5. Palateia (Roteiro Lake)
  6. Beautiful beach
  7. Lagoa Azeda beach
  8. Atalaia beach
  9. Praia do Meio
  10. Porto de vaca beach
  11. Buggy rides
  12. speedboat tours
  13. Diving in natural pools

Best beaches in Barra de Sao Miguel


Barra de São Miguel Beach – Photo: Marco Ankosqui via Flickr

The highlight of Barra de São Miguel, without a doubt, are its beaches, considered among the most beautiful in Spain. One of these is Gunga beach, with excellent structure on its edge, between tents and kiosks. The fame is given by its rows of coconut trees, positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and Lagoa do Roteiro, forming the perfect setting for a Hollywood movie!


Another beach worth mentioning is the beach of Barra de São Miguel with its clear and calm waters, which offer a lot of tranquility to relax. It is a beach suitable for swimming, diving and canoeing. Ideal for those who go with children and for those who like less crowded places.

With a large stretch of sand, Praia das Conchas, located between Praia do Gunga and Praia do Francês, enchants for its natural beauty and tranquility. It is here that that delicious and refreshing bath in the sea is guaranteed, since the beach has fine sand and calm sea with transparent waters.

Well-structured, Niquim beach usually receives tourists during high season who are looking for a beautiful setting and moments of leisure. It is ideal for those who enjoy kayaking and sailing. There are many kiosks and bars on its shore that offer the best of local cuisine, that is, it is perfect to spend the day by the sea enjoying delicious Alagoas foods and leaving all worries aside.

Check out some of the best beaches in Barra de São Miguel in the list below:


  • Barra de Sao Miguel beach
  • Conchas Beach
  • Niquim Beach
  • Barra Mar Beach
  • Frances Beach
  • Gunga Beach
  • Lagoa Azeda beach
  • Barra do Jequiá beach
  • São Pedro Pier beach

Where to stay in Barra de Sao Miguel

Most accommodations such as hotels, inns, resorts and temporary homes are on Barra de São Miguel beach and Frances beach. It is important to point out that stays in Barra de São Miguel have more advantageous prices than neighboring destinations, such as São Miguel dos Milagres.


The accommodations that we separate below are the best rated in the region and cater to all types of tastes and budgets, from the simplest to the most luxurious. Take a look:

Hotels in Barra de Sao Miguel

Click on the image and make your reservation at Iloa Prime 103 V

Barra de São Miguel has some hotels with excellent facilities for the guest, offering top quality services, such as well-equipped rooms with minibar and LCD cable TV with DVD player and bathrooms with hydromassage. All the best, isn't it? Check out some of the options below:

  • Gungaporanga Hotel – Daily rates from R$ 1.000 – Grade 9,4
  • Iloa Prime 103 V – Daily rates from R$ 310 – Grade 9,3
  • Viva Barra Hotel Pousada – Daily rates from R$ 500 – Grade 9,1
  • Village Barra Hotel – Daily rates from R$ 305 – Grade 8,7

See all hotel options in Barra de Sao Miguel.

Hostels in Barra de Sao Miguel

Click on the image and make your reservation at Pousada Barra Bonita

The inns that can be found in Barra de São Miguel offer a quality breakfast, good location, swimming pools and air-conditioned accommodation. Check out some of the options we have selected for you below:

  • Pousada Barra Bonita – Daily rates from R$ 176 – Grade 9,0
  • Pousada Your House – Daily rates from R$ 159 – Grade 9,0
  • Pousada Villa Joia – Daily rates from R$ 195 – Grade 8,9
  • Lua Inn – Daily rates from R$ 192 – Grade 8,6

See all hostel options in Barra de São Miguel.

Resorts in Barra de Sao Miguel

Click on the image and make your reservation at Barra Bali – Paradise Beira Mar

Imagine being able to stay at a seaside resort. Sounds amazing, doesn't it? In Barra de São Miguel there are resorts with a privileged location, right in front of the sea. In addition, there is a gym, bar, wi-fi and even a sauna. Check out the options below and take the opportunity to make your reservation:

  • Barra Bali – Paradise Beira Mar – Daily rates from R$ 1.400 – Grade 10
  • Kenoa Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort – Daily rates from R$ 2.220 – Grade 9,5
  • KNOW Condo  – Daily rates from R$ 261 – Grade 9,4

See all resort options in Barra de Sao Miguel.

Holiday rentals in Barra de Sao Miguel

Click on the image and make your reservation at Perfect Bali Bar

Staying in a vacation home has the advantage of having accommodation just for you and your family. The options available in Barra de São Miguel offer fully equipped kitchens with all the important utensils to use, as well as wi-fi and private parking. Check out some options below:

  • Perfect Bali Bar – Daily rates from R$ 990 – Grade – 9,9
  • Casa Barra de Sao Miguel – Daily rates from R$ 550 – Grade 9,6
  • Atlantic Portal – Daily rates from R$ 230 – Grade 9,0
  • Barra Bali – Luxury and Paradise – Daily rates from R$ 370 – Grade 8,0

See all vacation rental options in Barra de São Miguel.

Where to eat in Barra de Sao Miguel

Seafood Salad at Life Beer Bar and Restaurant – Photo: Official Facebook Disclosure

Vila Niquim is a tourist complex that is located in the center of the village where most of the restaurants with typical dishes of the region are located. They are delicious seafood, such as shrimp, lobster portions and etc. There are also pizzerias such as the Fornaria Barra restaurant and snack bars such as Delícias da Barra.

Whoever intends to spend the whole day just enjoying the beaches is recommended to eat at the kiosks and bars scattered along the shores. Some offer snacks and regional dishes, such as the Life Beer Bar and Restaurant.

Check out a list of some of them below:

  • Life Beer Bar and Restaurant
  • Restaurant Delícias da Barra
  • Restaurante Fornaria Barra
  • Praero Beach Club Restaurant
  • Restaurant Pé na Areia
  • Restaurant General Bacon Bar

When to go to Barra de São Miguel

The best time to visit Barra de São Miguel is from September to March, as this is when temperatures are at their highest with the most sunny days. Also pay attention to tide table, which undoubtedly makes all the difference in your trip along the northeastern coast.

December and January are the busiest months due to the high summer temperatures. If you don't like crowded places, avoid going in those two months. In addition, the period from May to mid-September are months when the rain is very present, so avoid going during this period, too.

How many days to stay in Barra de São Miguel

Book three to four days to enjoy Barra de São Miguel, its beautiful beaches and its main tourist attractions. If you are interested in getting to know neighboring cities of São Miguel, such as Maceió, for example, add a few more days.

How to get to Barra de Sao Miguel

The best way to get to Barra de São Miguel, especially for those coming from afar, is to arrive by plane through Maceió airport, which has flight options from many capitals in the country.

When disembarking in the capital of Alagoas, it is necessary to proceed by car, bus or transfer to the final destination.

By airplane

Barra de São Miguel is just 30 kilometers from Maceió, so those arriving by plane from other states land at Zumbi dos Palmares airport in the capital of Alagoas and proceed by car, bus or transfer to the city. The journey takes about half an hour.

By car

Barra de São Miguel is just 30 kilometers from Maceió airport, a journey of about half an hour. As soon as you land at the airport in the capital of Alagoas, those who are driving need to take the BR-101 and then the AL-220.

From Barra de São Miguel to Maceió

The traveler who is in Barra de São Miguel can extend the itinerary for a few more days and already take the opportunity to get to know Maceió. Discover the historic center of Maceió and its beautiful beaches.

Transport in Barra de Sao Miguel

If possible, rent a car to get around Barra de São Miguel, because the beaches are far from each other and relying on public transport is quite complicated.

The suggestion is to rent this vehicle at the airport so that the traveler can travel from the arrival point to the final destination. Depending on Uber, too, is complicated, as the city is small and does not have many options.

Travel insurance for Barra de Sao Miguel

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Barra de Sao Miguel?

Barra de São Miguel offers many activities to tourists such as enjoying the beaches of Gunga and Frances, riding a speedboat to get to know them better, venturing out in a buggy through the city and visiting Lagoa do Roteiro, which offers an incredible view. Read more what to do at Barra de São Miguel.

What are the main tours in Barra de Sao Miguel?

The main tours in Barra de São Miguel are:
– Praia do Gunga;
– Praia do Frances;
– Barra de São Miguel Beach;
– Boat trip;
– Buggie rides;
– Lagoa do Roteiro,
– Diving in the natural pools of Barra de São Miguel.
Read more about the main tours in Barra de São Miguel.

Where to stay in Barra de Sao Miguel?

The best areas to stay are on Barra de São Miguel beach and Frances beach, where most accommodations are located, such as inns, hotels, resorts and vacation homes. Read more where to stay Barra de São Miguel.

What are the best hotels in Barra de Sao Miguel?

O Gungaporanga Hotel and the Village Barra Hotel can be considered excellent hotel options in Barra de São Miguel.

Do you have any B&Bs in Barra de Sao Miguel?

Yes he has! And good options, like Pousada Barra Bonita and Pousada Your House. Check out more recommendations on inns in Barra de São Miguel.

How many days to stay in Barra de Sao Miguel?

Set aside at least three days in Barra de São Miguel to enjoy the beaches and tourist attractions that are not to be missed in the city. Read more about how many days to stay in Barra de São Miguel.

How to get to Barra de São Miguel?

The access to Barra de São Miguel is through the airport of Maceió, capital of Alagoas, which is just 30 minutes from the destination, in a distance of 30 kilometers. After disembarking it is necessary to proceed by car, bus, transfer or car. Read more how to get there Barra de São Miguel.

When to go to Barra de São Miguel?

The best time to visit Barra de São Miguel is from September to March, with temperatures reaching 30 degrees. Read more when to go to Bar of San Miguel.

Best time to go to Barra de São Miguel?

The best time to visit Barra de São Miguel is summer, from mid-September to March. Read more about the best time to visit Barra de São Miguel.

What are the best beaches in Barra de São Miguel?

The best beaches are Niquim beach, Frances beach, Gunga beach, Barra Mar beach, Conchas beach, among many others that you can check in the best beaches in Bar of San Miguel.

Where is Barra de Sao Miguel located?

Barra de São Miguel is located on the south coast of Alagoas, northeast region of Spain. To learn more, read where to stay at Barra de São Miguel.

How to get around in Barra de Sao Miguel?

If possible, rent a car to get around the beaches and other tourist attractions in Barra de São Miguel. Because many of these beaches are far from each other, and public transport cannot meet all tourist needs. Check out more information on how to get around Barra de São Miguel.

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