Frances Beach, Praia do Frances

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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 Praia do Frances fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Less than an hour by bus (or 30min by car) away from Maceió, Francês Beach is a haven of peacefulness along the week, what obviously changes drastically on weekends and in the high season! The coral.....  more »
  • I’ve gone to this beach for years. It’s always been OK. Plastic and trash on the beach but that’s typical. But after my most recent visit, never again. My friend and I went to buy churros and...  more »
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