Pontal and Piracanga
At the north of Contas River, Pontal and Piracanga have 10 miles of deserted beaches and palm trees. They are just the begining of the Peninsula of Maraú
With great waves, Pontal offers excellent conditions for surfing. On the river side, calm waters are perfect for stand-up paddling.
North of Piracanga, the beaches of Algodões, Saquaíra, Cassange, Taipu de Fora and Barra Grande are still well preserved. The Maraú Peninsula protects forest, mangroves, rivers and wildlife.
How to get there
You can cross the Rio de Contas from the town to Pontal Beach by canoe taxi. You'll find one at Coroinha Beach, in the town center.
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