Where to stay in Maceió?  Best Hotels and Beaches

Where to stay in Maceió? Best Hotels and Beaches

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If you are planning a trip to one of the best urban beach destinations in Brazil, in this text you will find a complete guide on where to stay in Maceió, with all the tips on the best hotels, apartments, hostels and inns in the capital of Alagoas.

Among the main beaches in Maceió are Pajuçara, Ponta Verde and Jatiúca. In addition, the city also has other incredible beaches outside the center, such as Francês (to the south) and Ipioca (to the north), which are worth visiting. We explain the advantages and disadvantages of staying near these beaches.

To enjoy the entire region, we recommend staying between 3 and 5 days in Maceió. This way, you will have enough time to visit the beaches, tourist attractions and even try the local cuisine, which is one of the tastiest in the Northeast.

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7 Best Accommodations in Maceió, Alagoas

Paripueira Beach, on the North Coast of Maceió

What is the average daily price in Maceió?

  • Backpacker: hostels in Maceió with daily rates from R$30 to R$50.
  • Budget Traveler: simple hotels, apartments and guesthouses in Maceió with daily rates between R$100 and R$150.
  • Comfort Traveler: good 3 or 4 star hotels in Maceió, apartments and inns with daily rates between R$200 and R$400.
  • Luxury Traveler: options for luxury hotels and 5-star resorts in Maceió with daily rates above R$500.

It is important to remember that these values ​​are averages and may vary depending on the time of year and location of the accommodation. It's always a good idea to do some research and compare prices before booking.

What is the best place to stay in Maceió?

  • Pajuçara: ideal for families and those looking for tranquility
  • Ponta Verde: ideal for those who enjoy movement and good kiosks
  • Jatiúca: ideal for those who like to be close to nightlife
  • South and North Coast of Maceió: for those who want luxurious resorts or charming inns

Where to Stay in Maceió: best beach-to-beach hotels


For those looking for a quieter beach with easy access to natural pools, Pajuçara is a great accommodation option in Maceió, especially for families.

Furthermore, the region has a good infrastructure of restaurants and bars, in addition to the local Crafts Fair. On the other hand, there is almost no nightlife there and the beach kiosks are much less popular.

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Pajuçara Beach in Maceió

Best hotels in Pajuçara, Maceió:

Ponta Verde

Ponta Verde beach is one of the busiest in Maceió, with a calm sea, a beautiful coastline and some of the best kiosks, bars and restaurants in the city.

This is also a very central area, which makes getting around easier for those who don't have a car.

The downside is that, as it is a very popular beach, it can get quite crowded during high season. Additionally, some bars and restaurants have higher prices.

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Ponta Verde Beach in Maceió

Best hotels in Ponta Verde, Maceio:


Jatiúca beach has a wide strip of sand and is good for walking. The sea has more waves than previous beaches and, depending on the season, is not very suitable for children.

This beach also has a good structure of bars, restaurants and shopping, in addition to having good access to nightlife.

The biggest disadvantage is that some stretches of the beach can be dirtier due to the volume of tourists.

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Jatiúca Beach, Maceió

Best hotels in Jatiúca, Maceió:

Accommodation on the North and South Coast of Maceió

Considering the beaches in the Metropolitan region of Maceió, which are a maximum of 1 hour away (or 40km) from the city center, you will find truly paradisiacal places and some of the best resorts on the outskirts of the city.

In other words, you don't need to go to São Miguel dos Milagre or Maragogi to find white sand, crystal clear waters and natural pools.

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Beaches on the North and South Coast in the Metropolitan Region of Maceió

The only disadvantage is that being far from the center of Maceió makes transportation difficult for those who don't have a car. For example, during our trip, we took an Uber to the Beach Club in Paripueira and it took a long time to find a car to return to the center at the end of the day.

North Coast

In this region, there are the beaches of Jacarecica, Guaxuma, Ipioca, Paripueira and Barra de Santo Antônio. Several luxury condominiums, high-quality beach clubs and quality inns and resorts span this region.

For those looking for paradisiacal, almost deserted beaches and more luxurious accommodation, the coast to the north and south of Maceió is a great option. The region has high-quality resorts and beach clubs, as well as beaches with crystal-clear waters.

South coast

The south coast of Maceió has Praia do Saco, Praia do Francês, Barra de São Miguel and Praia do Gunga, reaching as far as Jequiá da Praia.

This region is very famous not only for its beautiful beaches, but also for its impressive cliffs. It's an area where you can ride a buggy, visit coconut groves and have a spectacular view from a viewpoint on top of the rocks.

It is common to find day trips to this region departing from Maceió.

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