Coconut trees fill the landscape in the entire coast of Alagoas and can be seen from far away. They can be enjoyed, for example, from a raft on Pajuçara beach, one of the busiest on the coast of Maceió, the capital of Alagoas. Small boats take tourists in about 15 minutes to the famous natural pools, which are so shallow that the fish can be seen with the naked eye.
The natural pools are formed during the low tide, between sandbars and coral reefs, and can also be found on beaches that are frequently visited by tourists like Francês, Maragogi, São Miguel dos Milagres and Paripueira. The reefs are a privilege of tropical seas and an asset of 100 countries worldwide - in the South Atlantic, only Brazil has these natural formations.
Another important attraction in Alagoas is the São Francisco River, the "Old Chico", of great economic, social and cultural relevance to the five states it flows through. The typical cuisine of Alagoas is based on seafood, and sururu (mussels) is the most traditional delicacy of Alagoas. A shellfish similar to the oyster, sururu is the main ingredient in various dishes from the Northeast, of which the most famous is the sururu broth, made with coconut milk and palm oil (Source: Embratur).
Beach in Maceió, the capital of Alagoas
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