Hotel Porto da Praia
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Sunrise as close to Maceio and then we tantalisingly drove past Praia do Frances about 6.30am, where I wanted to be – silly me, didn't ask them to stop as thought it too early to arrive – if only I had known, it would take me until 10am to get back there, just 20km from Maceio! What a hideous waste of time and energy, as no direct bus from the terminal – have to go into town and ...
... and got a blank look from one of the traditionally clad waitstaff, when I said “café”. It turns out they actually had local coffee, brewed, if you’re lucky in a big metal urn, but with lots of sugar added – espresso seems to be the keyword to getting a decent one without sugar! Was a pretty swanky restaurant and the smell of good coconutty mocqueca wafting from a nearby table, was killing me. ...
Our second port of call in Brazil was Maceio, 129 nautical miles south of Recife. This relatively small city of one million was much more like a resort town while still having poor neighbourhoods. It was lined with beaches, and safe from sharks due to a reef just off the coast. They boast tides of 3 metres, so that at low tide one can walk way out to the reef in just knee depth water. The economy is based on sugar cane, coconuts and oil ...
Our next stop was Maceió, a city but with a beach - we just can't seem to leave the coast! We had some difficulty finding our hostel, we managed to get on the right bus from the Rodoviaria but just not get off at the right stop (the directions from the hostel where not great in our defence). After Chris had walked around half the city we decided to get a cab to the hostel which in the heat of the day was a great idea. Maybe we were getting to used ...
... kake, a brazileira from foz travelling together with a spanish guy. Receptionist was a very funny paulistano and there was another strange guy around, probably the one that runs the place. Breakfast was prepared by beda and really basic. But the beach was just about 6 blocks away and excellent! Warm water, nice sand and palms. So I spent some nice days on the beach with company. Enjoying lindas stroganoff or chicken ...