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 Maragogi. To help you make friends with Maragogi before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Nestled between Alagoas and Pernambuco in Brazil is the city known as Maragogi. It is one of the best-known cities in the entire region, mainly due to the white beaches, blue sea, groves of coconut trees, and the freshness of the air. From the gales to the great swimming conditions in the sea, you can enjoy many activities in Maragogi,
Hostels in Maragogi are affordable, although some tend to be higher-priced. The city is a resort town and a tourist hotspot in the region, so prices tend to be higher than many other places in Brazil. The stay is worth it, though. Hostels are very clean and well-kept. The people running them are very friendly and will even tell you how to enjoy the town without spending too much money while you do it. If you are lucky, you will get to enjoy a meal in your hostel that consists of local delicacies.
When eating here, try to get the famed bolinho de goma, a very popular dish in the town and the entire region. If you want to eat this at its place of origin, take a trip down to the Marrecas de Sao, a nearby sugar mill. The main cuisine in the region, as you may imagine, is based almost entirely on seafood. Taste the well-made lobster, shrimp, and other marine cuisines at one of the many restaurants around town.
Possibly the best time to go to Maragogi is in the summer. However, the city has sunshine almost constantly through the year. The only times you can expect rain is during the months of April through August. While here, make a point of visiting the local natural pools, made out of eroded rock and coral and filled with colorful underwater life. The pools can be found a few miles from the coast and are one of the many reasons why this city is so famous.
Written by local enthusiast for Maragogi hostelsJakob Lombardi