Maceió

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The city of Maceió seen from above, offers a breathtaking view and unforgettable

About Maceió

The city of Maceió is a municipality in the state capital of Alagoas, which belongs to the meso and micro East Alagoas in Maceio, located in the northeast of the country she has been occupying an area of ​​510,655 km ² with an estimated population of 937,000 inhabitants .

The metropolitan region of Maceió is part of the ten counties, totaling about 1,160,393 million.

Maceió borders with cities like Rio Largo, Satuba, and Sao Luis Marechal Deodoro the Quitunde and interconnected by BR 101, 104, 316 and AL 101.

Currently, the city of Maceio is the fastest growing economically in the state of Alagoas and is the largest producer of rock salt.

She also has a diversified industrial sector with the chemical, sugar and alcohol, cement and food industries, besides agriculture, livestock and natural gas extraction and petroleum.

Annually, Maceió attracts a huge number of tourists because it has lovely festivities, held annually, such as maceió and Forro Folia, Maceió Music Festival and Carnival event extinct in Brazil, Maceió Fest.

Besides Carnival, the celebrations of Christmas and New Year are also guaranteed with reveillons Absolute and New Year´s Eve Celebration.
Maceió was dismembered in 1839 the old village of St. Mary Magdalene Alagoa the South, now the town of Marechal Deodoro.

Always known as ´City Smile` and ´Paradise` of water, is now considered as "Brazilian Caribbean" due to its natural beauty that attract tourists from around the world bringing big business for the city.

What to do in Maceió

Maceio is a place just perfect. A paradise, surrounded by beaches with natural pools and crystal clear waters where you can relax and enjoy the sun shines all year.

For starters, there are 15 different beaches to choose from, including the beach and the beach of Gunga Pajuçara, two beautiful beaches, charming and super busy.

In Pajuçara, there are pools of Maceio most charming and also the craft fair, which attracts many tourists.

Speaking of crafts, Maceió has the Craft Market, a lovely place that is well worth a visit and appreciated as it offers many lovely things that only offers the Northeast.

Be sure to take a tour of the historic center of Maceio, an unforgettable ride that brings much knowledge about the city and lets you know wonderful places.

In Maceió beautiful pools you can practice water sports like diving, which allows you to meet a charming marine fauna, which is not in most anywhere.

After so many trips that hunger strikes, so nothing better than the typical foods you take advantage of Maceió like seafood, fried crab, mussels, maçunim, traditional peixadas much chili sauce and coconut milk and shrimp prepared with gum mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese and seasonings.

For those who enjoy bustle, the city has many bars and nightclubs. The most famous are in Pajuçara, where you can enjoy the dance foot-hills cradling the night Northeast and closes the day with a golden key.

When to Go to Maceió

In relation to climate, considering the location of Maceio in northeastern Brazil, in full tropical zone and bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, has a hot and humid climate, characterized by having no major differences to thermal and precipitation concentrated in autumn and winter.

The monthly average temperature range around 25.1 ° C, until reaching the maximum and minimum 29.9 ° C only reaching 20.8 ° C, with an annual temperature range of 9 ° C.

The relative humidity is 79.2% on average, July is the wettest month and November the driest.

For events, it is worth knowing Maceió at the time of Carnival, when the bustle and the number of tourists increases. However, for those who want to travel more economical, this is not the best option as it being a very busy season prices tend to increase.

Christmas and New Year periods are also very contagious, when Maceió performs the parties reveillons Absolute and New Year´s Eve Celebration.

But if you are looking for a quieter time, visit Maceió in the other seasons, when, besides having a better price, is still under a franchise tourists, making your trip more quiet.

How to arrive in Maceió

Plane

International Airport Maceio - Zumbi dos Palmares
BR-104, km 91, the district board, Maceió
Tel: (82) 3036-5200
www.infraero.gov.br

Bus

Road from Maceió
Eastern Avenue West, s / n º, neighborhood Feitosa
Tel: (82) 3221-4615

Car

Maceió is 266 km from Aracaju, the capital of Sergipe. Much of the trip, about 205 km, runs the BR-101, passing through towns like Chapel Sergipe, Muribeca and San Francisco. Already in the field of Alagoas, after Teotonio Vilela and Jequiá Beach, follows the journey by road and AL-200 AL-101 to Marshal Deodoro and Maceio.

About the drive from Recife, 266 km, has a chance to meet beautiful beaches along the way south to Maceió, including Porto de Galinhas and Maragogi, two tourist centers in the Northeast. From the capital of Pernambuco, the journey begins with the BR-101 and approaching the coast, following the highways and EP-038 EP-060, through Pontefract Maracaípe and Tamandaré, to find, in Alagoas, the AL-101 . This road gives access to beaches like Maragogi, Japaratinga and Miracles of St. Michael, north of Maceio.

Coming from the South and Southeast: access by BR-101 (until Messiah) and BR-104

Make a Suitcase to Maceió

The city of Maceió is known for its beautiful beaches and for its constant heat, so here are some tips when making your bag.

First, try to take only what you need in your suitcase, because Maceió is full of little things for sale on every street corner that goes.

In time to pack, pay much attention to the organization so that you can put anything you want without crushing the clothes.

Take plenty of light clothes, such as blouses, shorts, because in Maceió is very hot. Most do not forget to bring a sweater because the rainy season in Maceió is the summer, so prevention is better.

In general, people dress in a simple and you will see that all wear clothes practices.

Try to bring light clothes and remember that it is an unnecessary piece of clothing a day, because it is very common to repeat the same shirt or pants for several days on the road, tourists act like that and nobody will be noticing what clothes you´re wearing or used in the previous day.

Also remember to always carry a piece for any more social occasions like a dinner or a late-night ballad.

Do not forget to bring a bag with medications for prevention. Also remember the products for hygiene and personal care, such as sunscreen, bug spray, face cream, perfumes, etc..

Bring hiking shoes, because there is plenty of rides that are done on foot.
And the principal, take swimsuits, bathing suits and swimwear. Preferably, take more than one, because it is good to give a varied depending on both days you´re staying there.

History of Maceió

The city of Maceió had its origin at the time of the discovery of Brazil. At that time, Tupi Indians inhabited the entire area where the city is located.

The Indians knew the place as Maçaiok or Macayo, which means "that covers the marsh" by being surrounded by rivers, beautiful and extensive lagoons and the Atlantic Ocean.

During the seventeenth century, the allotment was donated comatose condition to establish a plantation and promote the settlement of the land.

With the arrival of Portuguese colonists, the town became known as Maceió. Even in the seventeenth century, was built a small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Joy. Currently, the Metropolitan Cathedral is located on site, in square D. Peter II, who led the current population and where they founded the first factories.

The export of sugar, cotton, species, timber, flour, leather, among other things brought great progress to the local population in the nineteenth century. One of the places that drove this growth was the port of Jaragua, its situation and good location near the factories they were favorable.

In 1815, Maceió has reached the village category. On December 9, 1839, gave to the condition of the City, mainly because of the development arising from the operation of the port of Jaragua, a natural harbor that facilitated the mooring of vessels which were exported for sugar, tobacco, coconut and spices.

On December 16, 1839 was the inauguration of the city of Maceió, taking its first mayor, Mr. Augustine das Neves.

The continuous process of development of the city led him to achieve the rank of the provincial capital of Alagoas. The trunk of the Treasury of the Province was transferred to Maceió, the ombudsman of his majesty, the ombudsman Battle.

This chest is in the Historical and Geographical Institute of Alagoas in Maceio center.

The twentieth century brought tourism as the main source of income throughout the county. Tourism in Maceió found an ideal place to develop. The city has beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters and plenty of coconut trees, lagoons, rich gastronomy, numerous monuments and cultural buildings, the friendliness of its people and its good infrastructure, among others.

In the 1930s, drew attention by the great literary movement with the participation of José Lins do Rego, Rachel de Queiroz, Graciliano branches, among others.

Since then, Maceió has consolidated its administrative and political development, starting a new stage in trade and industrialization.

An international jury has chosen Maceió as the American Capital of Culture, was the first city in Brazil to receive this title and is among the most visited cities in the country.

Security of Maceió

Although Maceió is a beautiful city and receives many tourists visit annually, safety needs to improve with time. More Maceió has been worse in terms of security and today has been investing more and more to improve it.

According to studies, Maceió has the highest average number of teenagers murdered in Brazil. According to the IHA, the capital of 6.03 per thousand die young teenagers between 12 and 18 years. The study of the map of violence carried out by the institute Sangali reveals that in 1997, Maceió was in position 14 ° more than in 2007, ten years later, he went to No 1 position.

More things are getting better in the region of Maceió. In 2011 the city decided to invest more in security of the city and the command of the Military Police officially presented the helicopter that would make the air patrolling the city. The helicopter support in the security of banking halls, and supervision of peripheral edges of the beach daily.

According to the mayor, in 2012 they intend to monitor the entire city with 77 new surveillance cameras to reduce high crime rates.

The government´s expectation is that the cameras begin to operate in the second half of next year, and there are a whole logistics to help the police in combating crime.

Initially, the cameras will be installed in high-traffic areas, such as Avenida Fernandes Lima, Rim region of Maceió.

Useful Phone Numbers of Maceió

Fire Department: 193
Military Police: 190
Emergency: 192
Civil Defence: 199
Traffic Department: 0800-2840194
Federal Police: 3326-6767
State Traffic Police: 3326-6025
Federal Highway Police: 1527
Santa Casa Hospital: 2123-6000
Tourist information: 3336-4409
Airport: 3214-4000
Road: 3221-4615

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