The small state of Alagoas has perhaps the most beautiful coastline of all Brazil with mile upon mile of unspoilt deserted beaches. A few hours drive south of the state capital, the only signs of civilisation are sleepy fishing villages.

This is where you can truly kick-back, relax and enjoy the easy-going, Brazilian pace of life.

The sea here is warm and crystal clear and the reefs form many natural swimming pools for you to explore as the tide goes down. Boat trips can be organised up the local, mangrove-lined river, as well as horse riding along the beaches, and mountain biking around this rustic area. This really is the definition of seclusion and relaxation.

What to do

  • Relaxing on the beach
  • Mountain biking to explore the area