Praia do Toque, Alagoas

Praia do Toque, Alagoas

Praia do Toque is just one of many beautiful beaches along the endless sandy Alagoas coastline, named Costa dos Corais (Coral Coast) after the enormous coral reef just off the coast’s shore.

The 20km ecological route where Praia do Toque is located is the only part of Brazil where the main north-south highway BR101 goes inland, leaving the coastal road and local communities in tact just as they were 50 years ago. The weather in this region is usually warm and sunny, with refreshing breezes throughout the day. If you’re planning on being a beach bum, I would recommend not going in June because that’s when you might catch the most rain.
The town full of handcrafted treasures, you can find wood carvings of all kinds and other hand-made arts and crafts. The waters are warm, the sand is white, and there are plenty of sealife if you’re into snorkeling. The natural pools are warm and still and perfect for swimming. Walk the coastline, or take a boat trip. Or you can stay put and enjoy the beautiful stretch of white sand and the quaint and cute pousadas, most of which are right on the beach and offer half board rates. Food is fresh and good, and prices are fair.

Where to stay: Pousada do Toque, the region’s pioneers. Pousada do Caju is also good, and cheaper.