Frances Beach, Marechal Deodoro

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The best place to go surfing and swimming near Maceió is Frances Beach--where the waves are tall and safe, and there are no sharks or sharp coral reefs to worry about. On Maceió's south coast, this beach paradise welcomes you into its warm, bright blue and emerald-green waters for an unforgettable experience including snorkeling, scuba diving, and bodyboarding.

The left side of Praia do Francês (Francês Beach) bustles with activity from several bars and restaurants. This side has many beach alcoves with smaller pools that provide an intimate setting for swimming amongst the calm waves protected by reefs. On the opposite side of the beach, you'll find a laid-back surfer crowd attracted by strong, wild waves that promote championship surfing. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Marechal Deodoro fast, fun, and easy.
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  • When we arrived, the first thing we noticed is that there is no parking that is not paid (charge $10.00 to stay until 16h), which was a nuisance, but not a problem. When we arrived at the beach, we visited the structure of the Tropical restaurant, which seemed fair, but we already noticed that the beach was very crowded, even at 9 a.m. We were then to the Atoa Atoa restaurant and we found that we would have to pay r$25.00 per person to enjoy beach chairs (wooden but they were just that), plus the rate of £6.00 per person that was couvert (even if we didn't listen to any music in that Local area). So imagine that in a group of 7 people, we were not happy to discover that we would have to disburse more than £2000.00 just to smile. Who gave us this information about the rates of Atoa Atoa was a girl who was in front of the restaurant and led us to believe that this restaurant had another space (literally on the side) that was simpler and that would not charge these $200.00. We sat down and when we went to ask the girl in the structure, she gave a huge explanation, full of deviations, saying that she had no connection with Atoa Atoa and that we understood wrong and if we wanted to leave, we would have to pay the use of the chairs that she made available to us. In short, WE WERE DECEIVED BY SOMEONE WHO IMPLIED THAT HE WORKED IN ATOA ATOA and we still do not enjoy the beach because the sea is very brave (according to local people, there are many drowning there and the beach is more for surfers)! My advice to those who want to enjoy this beach is: go prepared to spend more money than worth the experience, always look for unitized people and do not take children overboard!
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  • The beach and very lively, with lots of beautiful people, besides the beautiful sea was not very calm, it is advisable to be cautious when entering
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