Maceio is a modern city set on a truly beautiful beachfront. Though not well known to international tourists – at least not yet – Brazilians have rediscovered Maceió as a vacation getaway, and the past few years have seen a boom in domestic tourism. The city has a small but buzzing dining and drinking scene and a much less hectic attitude than other larger cities; it’s also the gateway to wonderfully idyllic shorelines to the north and south.