Japaratinga is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Alagoas. Its population in 2004 was 6753 inhabitants. Japaratinga started a fishing colony located in what is now City Hall, and has developed since 1800, with the beginning of the cycle of the coconut. In 1935 already had a small yard for vessels transporting coconut. A road that gave access only to animals linked to main road leading to Porto Calvo. Hidden on the Coral Coast, between Maceio and Recife, the former colony of fishermen is a perfect getaway amidst calm waters, fine sand, reefs and coconut trees out of sight. The 15 miles of coastline of the town are divided into five beaches. What gives name to the village houses the city hall, the two health centers, schools, parks, the police, the public market and church of Nossa Senhora das Candeias, built by the Dutch for over 300 years. In the sea calm focus bars and restaurants that capricham in fish. Following towards the cliffs arise Bitingui beaches, surrounded by summer homes and calm waters, and Barriers Boqueirão, the busiest in the region, with freshwater springs, rustic cottages and kiosks that serve fried fish. A deserted beach Boqueirão comes soon after and draws attention by dense coconut groves and sand branquinhas. The last stretch is the Pontal beach, a sea encounter with the river Manguaba. Is there a ferry that part that leads to the nearby village of Porto de Pedras. Walking is one of the best ways to explore the idyllic scenarios Japaratinga. But there is also buggy rides, boat and horse unveil the beautiful landscapes for other angles.
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