Japaratinga is a municipality located in the Brazilian State of Alagoas. Its estimated population in 2004 was 6,753 inhabitants. The city is about 115 km from Maceió and 135 km from Recife.
Japaratinga started a colony of fishermen established in what is now the City Hall, and developed from 1800, with the beginning of the cycle of coco.
In 1935 already had a small estaleiropara carriers coco. A road gave access just animals called the main highway, leading to Porto Calvo.
Japaratinga has a Tropical forest. Rainforests are characterized by high rainfall, with definitions setting minimum normal annual rainfall between 2,000 mm (about 78 inches or 2 meters) and 1700 mm (about 67 inches).
The soil can be poor because high rainfall tends to leach out soluble nutrients. There are several common characteristics of tropical rainforest trees. Tropical rainforest species frequently possess one or more of the following attributes not commonly seen in trees of higher latitudes or trees in drier conditions on the same latitude.
Japaratinga has a number of Hotels and Pousadas (small hotels). Tourism is the most important economic activity in the city. It is a coastal region of beautiful beaches and great tourist potential. The city is developing in this area with new hotels, hostels, seashore bars, and restaurants which draws the attention of the tourists.
The city is one of the most beautiful places on the northeastern coast. Its tranquility and beautiful beaches ranks Japaratinga as an important tourist destination in Brazil.