Sirinhaém is a municipality in the State of Pernambuco, Northeast region of the country. Integrates the Mesoregion of Pernambuco and to the Microregion of Mata Mata Meridional Pernambucana, located approximately 78 km from the State capital, Recife.
Formerly, the municipal territory covered a larger area, including the current municipalities of Gameleira and Palmares and reaching the current state of Alagoas. The municipal population in 2013 was estimated in 40.036 inhabitants, occupying the thirty-ninth place among the most populous municipalities in the State. The coast of Pernambuco was inhabited by Indians of linguistic stem macro-jê thousands of years ago.
Around the year 1000, the region was conquered by tupi-speaking peoples from the Amazon. One of these peoples, the caetés, occupied the region of the current municipality of Sirinhaém in the 16th century, when the Portuguese arrived in the region. The Portuguese enslaved the caetés and occupied their lands.
The main economic activities in Sirinhaém are based in food and beverage industry, commerce, some tourism and agriculture especially coconuts.
Gamela beach it's a beach of clear water, reefs and extensive areas of coconut trees. It has some bars and Palhoças (tents) offering typical food of the region (based in fish and seafood).
Guadalupe beach is still almost virgin in its 3 kilometers long. Its part of the Gold Coast Project, created to develop in a planned and environmentally way the potential of one extensive coast area since Cabo de Santo Agostinho untilMaragogi in Alagoas.
Barra de Sirinhaém beach - Fluvial - marine beach, is largely used to practice water sports. With six kilometers long, has several sections where bathing is not recommended, due to the violence of the waves.