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    Lively Side Street of Algodoal Village

    by mircaskirca Updated Aug 4, 2007

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    There are streets with only humble houses where the local people still live very simple. I enjoyed walking around and observing the life: happy children playing on the street, their parents busy with different work and the whole families taking a rest in front of the house.

    I came across many horse-drawn carriages transporting people from one part to the other. But what really surprised me were so many dogs on the street, actually throughout the whole island.

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    Vila de Algodoal (Algodoal Village)

    by mircaskirca Updated Aug 4, 2007

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    Algodoal is the name of the biggest of all four villages existing in the island and it is the main village. It's the one with the best accommodations and infrastructure for tourists, and consequently the one that recives more visitors and tourists.

    This is where some little shops, simple bars, restaurants and pousadas are located. Along the sandy streets there are palm trees and shrubs in full bloom. No cars are allowed, but you see horse-drawn carriages everywhere.

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    Birdwatching

    by mircaskirca Updated Jul 16, 2007

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    Various bird species can be spotted on Ilha de Algodoal, as seagulls, herons, scarlet ibis, urubu and many more. The best thing is that you can see the birds almost everywhere.

    I was amazed by the floks of flying birds, especially on deserted beach of Fortalezinha village, and many held-up along the water. I could in fact come very close to them. Only when I came too close, they've gone.

    It was a very spectacular sight!!

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    Praia da Princesa (Princess Beach)

    by mircaskirca Updated May 10, 2007

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    Across a small canal north of the village of Algodoal is attractive Praia do Farol and beyond that is Praia da Princesa. You can get there from the village at low tide, otherwise you take a canoe.

    Praia da Princesa is almost 14 km long. The greatest part of its sand extension remains deserted even in high season. There are bars that work in the high season where you can find simple meals like fried or grilled fish, calderada (a very appreciated fish stew), snacks and the most consumed drinks in Brazil, beer and caipirinha.

    Praia da Princesa was classified by Time and Playboy as one of the ten most beautiful beaches in Brazil.

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