São Miguel dos Milagres is a village at the beach of Alagoas. It is known to be the Brazilian Caribbean.
Nearby airports are in Maceió and Recife.
From Maceió take a scheduled van from the rodoviaria in the direction of Porto de Pedras. The fare is around R$18 (April 2021). There are departures at 6:20, 7:45, 9:15, 11:05, 13:10, 14:15, 16:45 and 18:10 (April 2021).
From Ipioca they are the same vans. You can start waiting for the van 30 minutes after the scheduled departure in Maceió.
From Maragogi take a van from the Terminal rodoviario in the direction of Porto Calvo. They depart every 15min. Exit it in Japaratinga (R$5). Take a motortaxi (R$13) to the ferry. Uber also offers this route. The ferry was for free in April 2021 when not having a car or motorbike. From Porto de Pedras there are scheduled vans (R$6) and motortaxis to SMdM. The scheduled vans depart at 5:00, 7:00, 9:30, 10:55, 13:00, 14:50, 16:30 and 17:20 (April 2021)
Directly from Recife and Porto de Galinhas it is not so convenient. You could go to Maragogi or Maceió first and continue from there.
The village itself can be easily explored on foot.
To the beaches in the north and south you can take a motortaxi. You can recognize them from the yellow reflective west. In Porto da Rua they are in front of the supermarket Preço Bom. If you want them to pick you up from the beach or your accommodation, you need to get the whatsapp numbers from some of the drivers. The price between São Miguel dos Milagres and Porto da Rua is R$5-6 (April 2021).
The scheduled vans are not so frequent.
In April 2021 in Uber there were always "no cars available".
Just go to the beach.
There is a viewpoint 40 meters above the village. In Google Maps it's called Lookout Southern Cross. In Portuguese the name is Mirante do Cruzeiro. There you can see the whole area.
In Porto da Rua there is a kayak rental in the Anga Hotel and in an association next to the pousada Casa Dona Maria. The latter also rents bikes and the equipment for stand up paddleboarding.
A Bradesco bank with one ATM is available.
- Beach Hostel. Nice styled hostel with a pool, air conditioning and the option for a good breakfast. It's two minutes walking to the beach. The hostel is in Porto da Rua. The scheduled vans pass that village near São Miguel dos Milagres.
All of these places have hostels: