Discover Maceió

Discover Maceió

Maceió sparkles with golden sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters – an ecological paradise that awaits your visit.
Located in north-eastern Brazil, Maceió is the capital of the state of Alagoas, a true seaside paradise that captivates visitors with its stunning beaches, tropical climate and rich and diverse culture. Geographically blessed, the city stretches along 40 kilometres of coastline, with beaches with warm, crystal-clear waters, coconut groves and reefs that make it a dream destination for lovers of the sun and the sea. Historical aspects respect Brazil’s colonial roots, where indigenous, African and European influences intertwine, manifesting in its architecture and cuisine.

The beaches of Pajuçara, Ponta Verde and Jatiúca are the highlights, offering not only inviting waters, but also raft trips to natural pools, providing experiences with marine life.

In addition, Maceió is a gateway to the stunning Ecological Route, where ecotourism comes to life. The northern region of Maceió offers fascinating trails, unspoilt beaches and bird-watching opportunities.

Neighbouring regions invite you to stay longer. Maragogi, with its crystal-clear waters and coral reefs, is an unmissable destination, and historic Marechal Deodoro offers a dip in history with its cobbled streets and colonial architecture.

In Maceió, the fusion of stunning nature and rich cultural heritage offers visitors a unique experience. A world of paradisiacal beaches, authentic flavours and captivating hospitality.

Unique Experiences to Live in Maceió

Unique Experiences to Live in Maceió

Tour to the natural pools:
One of the highlights of Maceió is the raft trip to the natural pools of Pajuçara, Ponta Verde and Jatiúca, where you can snorkel and observe the marine life in stunning scenery.
Maceió Handicraft Centre.
For those who like handicrafts, this is a great place to buy local souvenirs such as lace, embroidery and traditional sculptures.
Visit Praia do Francês.
The beach is known for its natural pools, reefs and perfect waves for surfing. A great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the region.

Did You Know?

The beach is known for its natural pools, reefs and perfect waves for surfing. A great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the region.
Historians claim that the capital of Alagoas grew out of an old sugar mill around the 18th century. For others, because it is a beach town, its emergence is linked to a small fishing village.
In Maceió you'll find the Handicraft Market, which has more than 250 stalls offering a wide range of souvenirs in leather, wood, clay, lace, straw and ceramics, as well as natural cotton clothes and traditional embroidery.

Did You Know?

The beach is known for its natural pools, reefs and perfect waves for surfing. A great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the region.
Historians claim that the capital of Alagoas grew out of an old sugar mill around the 18th century. For others, because it is a beach town, its emergence is linked to a small fishing village.
In Maceió you'll find the Handicraft Market, which has more than 250 stalls offering a wide range of souvenirs in leather, wood, clay, lace, straw and ceramics, as well as natural cotton clothes and traditional embroidery.
How to get there

By plane
Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport (MCZ) is the main airport serving Maceió. The city receives daily flights from various cities in Brazil and around the world.

By bus:
Maceió has a bus station (Terminal Rodoviário de Maceió) which receives buses from various Brazilian cities.

By car:
If you’re in a nearby town or want to travel by car, you can reach Maceió via roads and motorways. The main access routes are the BR-101 and AL-101 motorways.

Getting around

By bus
Die Stadt verfügt über ein barrierefreies öffentliches Verkehrsnetz, das Zugang zu den wichtigsten Punkten der Stadt bietet.

Personal Vehicles and Rentals
It’s easy to get around Maceió and the surrounding areas by car. Before hiring a car, compare prices and policies between different rental companies. Make sure you have a valid driving licence and follow the local traffic rules.

Taxis and ride-sharing apps
Taxis and transport apps can be used throughout the city, making it an easy way to get to tourist attractions.

Useful information

Useful information

Números de teléfono útiles

Riotur - Informações Turísticas
+55 (21) 3460 - 1746
Delegacia do Turista:
+55 (21) 2332 - 2924
Polícia Militar: 190 Samu: 192
Bombeiros: 193

Electricity voltage


Local climate

In general, Maceió has pleasant temperatures, making it a popular destination for holidaymakers all year round.


Public health services in Brazil are free for foreign tourists. So, if you have an accident, need medical attention or have a health problem, just call the Mobile Emergency Assistance Service (SAMU) on the free number below.

SAMU (Mobile Emergency Assistance Service): 192

Health tips

Drink plenty of water. Brazil is a tropical country, so we recommend that you stay hydrated at all times.

Wear comfortable clothes. Protect your skin from the sun by wearing a hat, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Avoid being in the sun between 10am and 4pm.


No vaccinations are required to enter Brazil. However, in some regions of the country, vaccination is recommended before visiting. For example, in regions where cases of yellow fever have been documented. Check for more information before travelling, taking into account the region you are going to.


International tourists can enter Brazil without proof of a Covid test or proof of vaccination.


Brazil is a country that is increasingly investing in public safety and is strengthening security in tourist destinations. Tourists wishing to visit the country can travel with peace of mind.

In the event of an incident, there are police stations throughout the country. In most capital cities, there are also specialised tourist police stations. If you’re in a city that doesn’t have a Tourist Support Centre, you can file a complaint at any police station. It’s more protection and safety for you, the tourist visiting Brazil. For more information on Tourist Support Centres, visit

Emergency numbers

You can call these toll-free numbers from any phone. Most of them are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


190: Military Police

192: Emergency Medical Assistance (SAMU)

193: Fire Brigade

191: Federal Highway Police

Climate and temperature

The climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations around 28°C in the north and around 20°C in the south.

Currency and exchange

The currency in Brazil is the REAL (R$). It can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change, travel agencies and authorised hotels. The official exchange rate is published daily in newspapers and on specialised websites. International credit cards are accepted by most companies providing services to tourists.

For more information on exchange rates, visit the website of the Central Bank.


To make a direct international call, dial 00 + operator code* + country code + area code + phone number. For direct or collect calls from abroad, with the help of bilingual operators, dial 0800 703 2111.

*Check with your hotel reception for the operator codes activated for international calls.

Digital Nomadism

Have you ever thought about working in the breeze of breathtaking landscapes of Rio de Janeiro? It’s no surprise that Brazil is an excellent destination for holidays and trips. What visitors may not know, however, is that they can reside in the country and work remotely. Digital nomadism, a lifestyle that allows you to work remotely while travelling, is gaining more and more popularity, and Brazil offers an ideal environment for this global community of travellers. To do this, they need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Be employed by a foreign company.
  • Be able to work remotely.
  • Provide evidence of a monthly income of US$1,500 or more or evidence of bank funds of US$18,000 or more.
  Digital Nomad visas are valid for one year but are renewable for equal periods. Visitors can apply whether or not they are currently in Brazil. Further information and other requirements.


The visa is the document issued by Brazilian consulates abroad that allows foreigners to enter and stay in the country. Citizens of Mercosur countries do not need a visa to enter and stay in Brazil, they only need to present their passport or a valid identity document. Visitor visas may be issued for tourism, business, transit, artistic or sports activities, and the stay may not exceed ninety days.

Do you need a visa?
To find out whether you need a visa to travel to Brazil, consult the Consular Portal. Brazil has a visa policy based on the principle of reciprocity. This means that all countries that require Brazilian citizens to obtain visas to enter their territory also require visas to enter Brazil. According to Brazil’s current migration legislation (Law 13.445/2017), visa exemptions can only be granted by the Brazilian authorities on a reciprocal basis, through a bilateral agreement on the matter. Brazil has bilateral visa waiver agreements with about 90 countries.

Where to apply for a visa?
Itamaraty is the Brazilian government agency responsible for issuing visas, which is done through Brazilian embassies, consulates general, consulates and vice-consulates abroad. Citizens of other countries wishing to obtain a visa to travel to Brazil should contact Brazilian consular offices abroad for more information on how to apply.

Electrical voltage

The electrical voltage in Brazil varies between 110V and 220V, depending on your location. Most Brazilian hotels supply both voltages, while portable transformers can be found in many specialised shops.


The official language is Brazilian Portuguese.


Das Visum ist das von brasilianischen Konsularvertretungen im Ausland ausgestellte Dokument, das Ausländern die Einreise und den Aufenthalt im Staatsgebiet ermöglicht. Für die Einreise und den Aufenthalt in Brasilien benötigen Bürger von Mercosur-Mitgliedsländern kein Visum, sondern lediglich die Vorlage eines gültigen Reisepasses oder Ausweises.Das Besuchsvisum kann für Reisen zu touristischen, geschäftlichen, Transit-, künstlerischen oder sportlichen Zwecken erteilt werden, wobei der Aufenthalt neunzig Tage nicht überschreiten darf.

Benötigen Sie ein Visum?
Um herauszufinden, ob Sie für die Reise nach Brasilien ein Visum benötigen, schauen Sie im Konsularportal nach. Brasilien führt eine Visumerteilungspolitik ein, die auf dem Prinzip der Gegenseitigkeit basiert. Das bedeutet, dass fast alle Länder, die von brasilianischen Staatsbürgern ein Visum für die Einreise in ihr Hoheitsgebiet verlangen, auch ein Visum für die Reise nach Brasilien benötigen. Nach der aktuellen brasilianischen Migrationsgesetzgebung (Gesetz 13.445/2017) können die brasilianischen Behörden Visumbefreiungen nur auf Gegenseitigkeitsbasis und im Rahmen einer bilateralen Vereinbarung in dieser Angelegenheit gewähren. Brasilien hat mit rund 90 Ländern bilaterale Vereinbarungen über die Befreiung von der Visumpflicht.

Wo kann man ein Visum beantragen?
Itamaraty ist die brasilianische Regierungsbehörde, die für die Erteilung von Visa zuständig ist, die über brasilianische Botschaften, Generalkonsulate, Konsulate und Vizekonsulate im Ausland erfolgt. Staatsangehörige anderer Länder, die ein Visum für die Reise nach Brasilien erhalten möchten, müssen sich an die brasilianischen Konsularvertretungen im Ausland wenden, um weitere Informationen zu dem Antrag zu erhalten.


Le visa est le document délivré par les représentations consulaires brésiliennes à l’étranger qui permet aux étrangers d’entrer et de séjourner sur le territoire national. Les citoyens des pays membres du Mercosur n’ont pas besoin de visa pour entrer et séjourner au Brésil. Il leur suffit de présenter leur passeport ou une pièce d’identité en cours de validité. Les visas de visite peuvent être accordés pour des voyages de tourisme, d’affaires, de transit, d’activités artistiques ou sportives, et le séjour ne doit pas excéder quatre-vingt-dix jours.

Avez-vous besoin d’un visa ?
Pour savoir si vous avez besoin d’un visa pour vous rendre au Brésil, consultez le Portail consulaire. Le Brésil adopte une politique de visas basée sur le principe de réciprocité. Cela signifie que presque tous les pays qui exigent des visas des citoyens brésiliens pour entrer sur leur territoire auront également besoin de visas pour se rendre au Brésil. En vertu de la législation brésilienne actuelle en matière de migration (loi 13.445/2017), les exemptions de visa ne peuvent être accordées par les autorités brésiliennes, sur une base réciproque, qu’au moyen d’un accord bilatéral sur le sujet. Le Brésil a conclu des accords bilatéraux d’exemption de visa avec environ 90 pays.

Comment obtenir un visa ?
L’Itamaraty est l’organisme gouvernemental brésilien responsable de l’octroi des visas, qui s’effectue par l’intermédiaire des ambassades, consulats généraux, consulats et vice-consulats brésiliens à l’étranger. Les citoyens d’autres pays souhaitant obtenir un visa pour se rendre au Brésil doivent contacter les représentations consulaires brésiliennes à l’étranger pour obtenir plus d’informations sur la demande.