Getting There & Away

For transportation to Maceió and Aracaju, head to Penedo's small bus station, located a few blocks away along the river, behind the large supermarket.

For Maceió, bus options are either one daily Real Alagoas (www.realalagoas .com.br) bus at noon (R$31, 4¼ hours) or the municipal buses (R$30, 2½ hours) which are less comfortable but much more frequent. If you're not sure, just head down to the bus station and you'll likely hear someone calling passengers for Maceió.

Aguia Branca (www.aguiabranca.com.br) runs one daily bus leaving for Salvador at 6am (R$104, 10 hours). The same bus stops in Aracaju (R$20, four hours). You can usually find informal kombi vans running to Aracaju for the same price at the bus station as well.