This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Maceió. To help you make friends with Maceió before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Maceio is the largest city in the state of Alagoas, in Brazil. It is also the state’s capital. The city features sprawling beaches, a significant amount of activities, great views, and fine dining options. There are opportunities to go exploring in the surrounding regions, take pictures, visit the beaches, and examine the local architecture.
Staying in Maceio is easy due to the large number of hostels, hotels, and villas in the city. You are bound to find a hostel that is within your price range, as most of them are very affordable. There are very friendly people staffing the hostels, many of whom double down as unofficial tour guides with great recommendations for places to visit in and around the city.
You can check out the beach of Sao Miguel dos Milagres, which can be reached by boat. The boat crossing is a good experience also, with mid-route stops for sightseeing. The beach is unspoiled, clean, and mostly lacking tourists. The water is warm, clear, and shallow enough to stand up in, boat, snorkel, and bathe.
If you want entertainment in Maceio, check out the Teatro Gustavo Leite. It is called the best theater in the state, with high levels of comfort inside. You can watch one of the many concerts, plays, or other shows in the theater, along with the local fairs that take place here as well. To get more in touch with nature, you should go the Municipal Park of Maceio. It is a park in the center of the city that is open every day, except on Monday. You are free to go in whenever you want. The park is a safe spot for families, as alcohol is not permitted inside.
One of the last locations to visit when in Maceio is the Center of Culture and Exposition, where you can immerse yourself in the diverse culture of the city. It is a large space with different activities held in it throughout the year. Just get back to your hostel before nightfall for safety, and you should be fine.
Written by local enthusiast for Maceió hostelsJakob Lombardi