FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
For a long time, Brazil's smallest state was known for little else than sugar production and as the breeding ground (and favored retreat) of some of the country's most corrupt politicians. However, in the last five years, the state has begun to gain ground as one of the country's emerging tourist destinations, particularly for Brazilians who have tired of the increasing commercialization of Bahia's
From Barra de São Miguel south of the capital Maceio up through the rota ecológica toward Recife, the coast is lined with coconut palms and remarkably free, thus far, of large resorts. Instead, you will find small communities of fisherman's villages, boutique pousadas, and deserted beaches. The rota ecológica, also known as the Costa dos Corais after the coral reef that runs along its shore, is one of the area's highlights: 20 km of road that veer off from the main highway and pass through villages such as São Miguel de los Milagres, which have thus far remained a far better kept secret than the natural pools of nearby Maragogi. The predominantly calm warm waters here make it a great choice for kids.
Caruaru and its crafts center, Alto do Moura (6 km/4 miles south of Caruaru), became famous in the 1960s and '70s for clay figurines made by...
This group of 21 islands is part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, an underwater volcanic mountain chain more than 15,000 km (9,315 miles) long. It...