Sights

The main beaches in town – Praia do Maceió, Praia da Xêpa and Praia do Cardeiro – make up a wide, continuous 2km stretch of relaxing sands; but the true gem is Praia de Tourinhos, 8km west at the end of a gravel road. It’s a beautiful semicircular bay with just a few kiosks, and nothing more. During the week you won’t share it with more than a few others. You can walk there along the coast, or take a round-trip by moto-taxi (R$25 per person) or buggy (R$120 for up to four).