Paripueira is a municipality in the metropolitan area of Maceió, in the state of Alagoas, Brazil. Its estimated population is 12,000 inhabitants. Tourist city, has, attraction, beautiful beaches with natural pools, as the Green Dream Beach, which stands out for its beauty and its infrastructure.
In this ecological corner who takes refuge manatees, endangered species, here protected by Municipal Park Marine Manatee Conservation, unique in Latin America.
By the year 1000, approximately, the region was inhabited by indigenous peoples tapuias. At that time, the region was invaded by Tupi people coming from Amazon, which drove the tapuias into the continent. In the sixteenth century, the region was inhabited by one of these Tupi people, caetés, which were to be enslaved by the Portuguese, who arrived there in this century.
The present city was formed from a colony of fishermen and grew because of the proximity to Maceió and after being discovered as vacation area. The town suffered Dutch influence during the Dutch invasions in Brazil, in the seventeenth century.
In 1635, Colonel of Polish origin (Crestofle d'Artischau Arciszewski), the service of the Dutch West India Company, raised, there a large fortified camp, the strongholds of Paripueira Beach, supported in Santo Antonio Grande rivers and São Gonçalo, in order to save the south end of Dutch fields as well as stop the incursions of the Luso-Brazilian guerrillas. In an archaeological survey in the ruins of a fort, were found more than 6000 pieces.
The tourism boom made the village, which belonged to Barra de Santo Antonio, grow and gain importance, causing some residents initiate a movement for political emancipation. Vasco José, José Dadi, Hamilton Monteiro and Lamenha son were important in this process. With this, the council ended created by the State Constitution of 1988. Lawsuits questioned the constitutionality of the process until 1990, when there was a referendum, but only in 1991 is that Carlos Alberto Costa was appointed public official.
In May, a new injunction stripped the transformation of the city, but oSupremo Federal Court upheld the original decision. Today, Paripueira is a city that receives thousands of tourists eager to enjoy the tranquility of its beaches. The city also lives with the joy of carnival celebrations, promoting one of the largest carnivals in the state, besides the traditional Feast of Santo Amaro in January, after the local patron saint. The parties needle and lobster are also prestigious.