Maceio is one of the most important cities in the northeast region
of Brazil. Today Maceio is the capital of the small state of Alagoas,
and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches found anywhere
in South America. Maceio is also considered to be a very modern
city with a relaxed attitude.
The ocean and beaches around Maceio dominate the landscape. Tourists
from around the world come to relax and enjoy the sun and water
in this comfortable city. The beaches are incredible, and just
offshore and reefs teeming with life, sand banks, and natural
swimming pools. To top it off, year round the climate is considered
to by a typical tropical climate. This means that no matter what
time of year you come to Maceio, you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Maceio is more than just a beach destination.
The city and area have a rich cultural history plus many interesting
sites of interest. Many students who come to study and learn Portuguese
at our partner Portuguese language school in Maceio will take
trips to the historic colonial cities of Peneda and Marechel.
Each year Maceio has a series of very interesting
annual events and festivals. Two of the more popular are Carnival
and the Maceio Fest (off season Carnival).
The tropical climate, endless sea and sun, and
proximity to cities such as Recife and Salvador, as well as to
the Amazons, make it an ideal setting for people who want to come
to study and learn Portuguese at our Portuguese language school