Now after the, not disappointment of Maceió, but the lack of points of interest, Porto de Galinhas was really nice.
The beach was beautiful and sat behind the beach there was a quaint little town where they seemed obsessed with making famous people look like chickens, I kid you not.
After the first afternoon there we could see the tide came up really far so by about 4pm the beach no longer existed near the town. We were told the best time to visit was low tide which to me was obvious as I don’t like sitting on my towel in the sea.
Snorkelling is Amazing!
Obviously they didn’t mean to sit on the beach! They meant rent a snorkel and get out to the host of shallow pools left by the retreating tide.
The tide must go out around 60 meters and it leaves behind a set of quite warm pools filled with all types of marine life.
At one point we were surrounded by some black and yellow fish, Sergeant Majors, that followed us everywhere we swam, which of course Brogan began screaming. I, on the other hand, was loving life.
We swam around for a good 2 hours until our best parts began to look like dried fruits, my fingers of course!
I saw amongst others: Tang’s, Sergeant Major’s, a Sharptail Eel (which I held under the water), Pufferfish (that tried to run me off its turf! charged at me like a miniature bull, shit myself!) and many more I don’t know the names of.
I also got some great underwater photos of the Eel and the Pufferfish but the underwater camera doesn’t seem to function after taking 7 photos so I’ve lost them all! Gutted.
Great little town with the main attraction being the amazing pools full of diverse marine life that you come face to face with, especially if a Pufferfish thinks your after its food or lady Pufferfish.
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