São Miguel dos Milagres

São Miguel dos Milagres, or more appropriately, the 23 km stretch of beaches between Barra de Camaragibe and Porto das Pedras is a slice of heaven on earth.

Here you won’t find souvenir shops. In fact, the towns here have little to offer beyond the basics. This place is just about nearly empty beaches, turquoise tide pools, and incredible sunrises and sunsets. It’s pure serenity and relaxation away from the crowds.

If you want to experience this, you should visit soon. Real estate advertisements forewarn of the imminent demise of this piece of paradise. Soon it will be just another Maragogi or Trancoso.


Sao Miguel dos Milagres Tips

Getting There
  • You can fly to Maceio or Recife and rent a car to get there.
  • Some pousadas can arrange transportation for you from Maceio or Recife.
  • By far the cheapest option is to take a public bus (number 53) from Maceio for the ridiculous amount of $8 BRL. Unfortunately we do not know much about that option, but would be happy to help you find out.
Accomodations

Most of the accommodations in the area currently consist of small boutique hotels; typically mid to high scale so a trip there won’t be cheap.

We stayed at Villas do Paru and were pretty happy with it. It's right on the beach.

We also went to Patacho Beach and saw some hotels, which looked really nice. We can't vouch for them, but here they are:

Please note that some of the pousadas in the area do not allow kids.

Combine it with

A trip here can be combined with a trip to Recife/Olinda or Maceio. Getting to Recife may be difficult unless you have your own car.

There are other popular places nearby like Maragogi and Port Galinas, but those places are pretty impacted by mass tourism.


This video gives you some great areal shots of some of the beaches in the area.


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