The capital of Alagoas state is a relaxed modern city, and its beaches are enchanting with calm, emerald waters.
At the historical center, there are interesting buildings dating back to previous centuries, such as: Cathedral of Our Lady of Pleasures, Deodoro Theatre, Municipal Market, Historical Institute Museum and Floriano Peixoto Palace.
At Pajucara beach it is possible to take a jangada (local sailing rustic boat) and navigate about 3 km to the reef, reaching the "natural swimming pool", the perfect spot to swim and observe the marine life.
Praia do Frances beach is a popular weekend destination for locals. At one end, the ocean is calm, good to swim and relax. At the other end, there are waves, the ideal place to surf.