Say that Aracaju is fascinating and beautiful may not suffice to summarize what can be found on this earth. This was the first planned capital of Brazil and, although small, is a city of gigantic attractions. Sung in verses by the poet Caetano, the city inspires, enchants and passionate those who come here.
The capital of the former province of Sergipe Del Rei presents a virtually uncountable list of reasons to be visited. To prove this, we have listed only 9 of these. Check out.
1 – Aracaju among northeastern cities is the best to live
The motive number 1 could not be otherwise, life in the capital of Sergipe is champion in quality. Being a planned capital, it is among the best northeastern cities to live, according to data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, IBGE.
The good habits of the Sergipe people make the city one of the healthiest environments to live or visit. Besides the commitment and the concern of the people with the physical activities, the city was also pointed out as the one of less inequality among the Northeastern.
2 – Aracaju has unforgettable beaches
Knowing the beaches here is reason enough for you to include Aracaju in your travel list. Among the main ones are:
It is 6 kilometers long where nature is enjoyed at the same time as it is not separated from the urban comfort. The excellent infrastructure of this waterfront, its natural beauty makes of here one of the most popular places of the city. It is where you also find the top restaurants to experience the best of the state’s cuisine.
Beach of Aruana
But it is not only in Atalaia that the sea is enjoyed. Another lovely beach is Aruana. With its clear waters is surrounded by coconut trees. It provides a must-see. One tip is to pass by this beach later in the afternoon, in time to check out the sunset. The astro-king is hiding behind the coconut tree spreading a gold of light by all the border.
The beach of the mosqueiro is also worth the walk. It is where the river Vaza Barris flows. From there you can go on catamaran tours. It is 20 kilometers from the beach of Atalaia. Despite being a little further out, it’s worth the visit. Praia do Mosqueiro is called the “Orlinha do Por-do Sol”, because it has the most beautiful view of the city, according to the residents.
Refúgio beach has a warm and warm water at an approximate temperature of 28 degrees for that invigorating bath. The perfect place to rest with a view of the sea.
Bonus – Beaches in the Surroundings
A haven from the busy beaches of Aracaju. Thus can be described the Beach of Caueira, to 30 km to the south of the capital sergipana. It is considered a quiet nook, which houses foot-in-sand kiosks, a sea of choppy and crystalline waters and wide strip of sand. The waters are also sought for water sports such as kitesurfing.
It is also beautiful and inspiring. It is another good reason to know the surroundings of the capital of Sergipe. It has beautiful coconut palms, blue sea and sand dunes. One tip is to stroll around in the evening and wait for the magnificent sunset.
Praia Pirambu has a spawning area for sea turtles, monitored by Projeto Tamar. The beach is extensive with some deserted stretches.
3 – Aracaju is the ideal place to go on a visit to the Cânions do Xingó
When visiting Xingó canyons you’re sure to ask, “Does this place really exist or am I dreaming?”
Arising after the damming of the São Francisco River, on the occasion of the construction of the Xingó Hydroelectric, the Canyon is a deep valley with 60 kilometers of length and depth of 190 meters. It is a walk in which one appreciates rare beauty.
The vessels leave Canindé of San Francisco , located 210 kilometers from Aracaju. The tour lasts 3 hours along the São Francisco River including 1 hour for a swim in the canyon’s own swimming pool. The highlight is the Cueva do Carrado with huge red walls. The waters are green, really. Beautiful in their serenity.
Note there because this tour you can not miss because the place is very beautiful. The catamaran leaves Karranca’s Restaurant and can be hired on-site or along with the services of an agency. The value of the tour from Aracaju usually includes all transportation and meals.
4 – Getting to know Croa do Goré
Croa do Goré is an islet, which appears with the movement of the tide. To enjoy it, you should board Praia do Mosqueiro on a catamaran or motorboat and sail for about 15 minutes along the Vaza-Barris river, which is located between the municipalities of Aracaju, São Cristóvão and Itaporanga d’Ajuda, in the south of the state . The route passes through several fluvial islands, mangroves and preserved vegetation, a pleasant tour.
The small island has clear sand and also floating bars and rustic stalls, which serve the best tidbits for the convenience of the visitors and move the weekends.
5 – Getting to know the Sergipano Man Museum
This is one of the most interesting museums in Aracaju. The Museu do Homem Sergipano has a collection made up of elements from archaeological excavations, among other objects that have been part of Sergipe society since the early years of the State.
It is a space of culture and education very important for Aracaju, because here is being formed a collection that tells the history of the city and its people. The main objective of the museum is to present the Sergipean man, how he is and how he is inserted in the middle. Their customs and cultural practices.
The space also offers:
• Reading room
• Temporary exhibitions
• Guided visits and pedagogical activities
• Traveling exhibitions
• Auditorium for lectures, films and documentaries.
6 – Visit Santo Antônio Hill and enjoy the fantastic view of the city
On this hill is the Church of Santo Antônio. It is one of the most important tourist spots, because here the city arose. It was the starting point for the birth of Aracaju. An enchantment invades who comes to visit. Houses of old periods are still found, even with some changes that give them a slightly more modern look. Still, they give the impression of natural simplicity of the small villages.
From here you can see the whole city of Aracaju. The Church of Santo Antônio offers masses on Thursdays and weekends. There is a regional legend telling unmarried women who want marriage: one only has to go 13 rounds at the church asking for a fiancé who will soon appear (not hard to try, right?).
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7 – Touring the Tourist Fair
The Tourist Fair was created from an old street recovered in the Beach of Atalaia. Visiting the space, you will find a diverse set of shops, where regional products and handicrafts are sold.
With a very good organization, the place even has a small food court. It runs from 8am to midnight every day. Worth a visit to know the place and choose a souvenir of the trip.
At weekends, tables are put on the sidewalk and a forrozeiro trio makes the party interacting with the tourists who arrive here.
8 – Shopping in the Municipal Market of Aracaju
The Municipal Market is a space that can not fail to be part of your list. It is great to stroll through the 3 markets: handicrafts, specialties such as herbs, flours and cheeses. And the hortifrútis market. At weekends, there are many parties around the market. If you arrive in Aracaju during festive seasons, such as São João, carnival or anniversary of the city (April), you can take advantage of the attractions. Best of all, parties are always free!
9 – To taste the peculiar gastronomy of Aracaju
To know the typical cuisine of Aracaju, it is a good idea to visit the Passarela do Crab.
Easy access, just follow the waterfront to come across the crab sculpture more than 2 meters high. The “creature” is the work of the Sergipean artist Ary Marques Tavares.
It is a gastronomic catwalk where excellent restaurants are found, the most important in the city. In addition to enjoying the food here you spend very interesting hours overlooking the sea. Despite the catwalk title, the food here goes beyond the crabs. You can find: Beef, Surubim na Brasa, crab cakes, crab and various fish dishes. But do not just come here to get to know the typical cuisine. You must also appreciate the delights served by the sea.
Another point to try several Sergipe dishes is just after the catwalk, in a square in front of the Tourist Fair. Here, outdoor stalls serve dishes of all kinds and values. The space is also very good for interacting with the people who pass by.
Bonus – It is one of the northeastern cities with headquarters of the Tamar Project
It would not take more than nine reasons to visit Aracaju, but we chose a tenth: to know the base of the Tamar Project.
The Project is based in Pirambu and was the 1st base established in Brazil. The Aracaju Oceanarium is on the edge of Atalaia and is maintained by the Tamar Project. It is the main center of visitation of the Project. It has aquariums and shops.
What about? Need more reasons? Now just start making your list to know which of these places you will be visiting first! After tell us about our Facebook how was your trip!