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Porto de Pedras

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Beaches, natural pools and lots of nature.

Where to stay in Porto de Pedras:

Japaratinga Lounge Resort is just a hop, skip and a jump from Porto de Pedras. You can stay here and enjoy all of the local wonders with the comfort of our amenities and the amazing Premium All Inclusive system.

What to do in Porto de Pedras: Visit to the Associação Peixe Boi (Manatee Association) The Manatee Association was created back in 2009, when local community guides joined forces to help preserve this endangered species. Since then, the association has helped raise environmental awareness in local schools in partnership with ICMBio, bringing students and teachers to see the manatees in their local habitat – the mangrove. The association also receives tourists from all over Brazil and around the world. In the wildlife watching tour, visitors cruise down the Tatuamunha River, where the facilities are located, and visit some of the manatee nurseries and clearings amidst the mangrove, where this species usually mates and gives birth to their offspring. The tour guides and rafters are all people from the local community and the project, helping promote environmental awareness and education, as well as injecting income among the locals, helping approximately 50 families in the region. Raft tours take up to 7 people at a time.

Operating hours: Daily, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours start at 10 a.m. and only a limited number of rafts make the trip every day. Get there early to make sure you get a spot.

Tour duration: around 45 minutes.

Cost: Tickets cost BRL 50.

Location: Village of Tatuamunha.

How to get to Porto de Pedras:

From Recife, take PE-060 to Maragogi, bordering the state of Pernambuco. Then head north on AL-101 until Japaratinga and take the Manguaba River ferry. The ferry works all day long.

From Maceió, head north on AL-101. After heading from São Luís do Quitunde until a power plant, take the road leading to the tourist route. The road is fully paved and crosses the Passo de Camaragibe before reaching Barra de Camaragibe, on the coast.