Maracajaú has a hot and humid tropical climate with high temperatures all year round but they are attenuated by the constant flow of trade winds. According to NASA, it is the best air in America. Maximum temperatures remain between 29º and 32º, while the minimum temperatures ranges between 20º and 23º. Even if the weather is always warm, summer is from December to March. The climate has two seasons, which differ based on rainfall: from September to January is the dry season, while February to August is the rainy season. The wettest months are June and July and the windiest months are from July to August. The temperature of sea water varies between 26º in winter and 28º during the summer months .
Maracajaú is a privileged place for the diversity of life mainly represented by coral reefs, lagoons, dunes, mangroves and beaches. The vegetation that occurs in both fixed dunes and in interdunes region is considered an ecosystem belonging to the Atlantic forest. This vegetation has shrubs and plants that adapted to high temperatures, the raised salinity and the elevated exposure of light. One of the most common species in the dunes region are the bromeliads, cacti and fruit trees such as the cambuim, guajiru, cashew, mango and coconut palm trees. In addition to the wealth of marine life, the most typical animals of the area are the small monkeys called Sagui, iguanas, turtles, hummingbirds and vultures, among others.
APARC - Environmental Protection Area of Coral Reefs
The Environmental Protection Area of Coral Reefs ( APARC ) was created in 2001 aimed in protecting the biodiversity of reef ecosystems and promoting the sustainability of natural resources. The APARC encompasses the coastal region of the municipalities of Touros, Rio do Fogo and Maxaranguape in a total area of 1363.44 km2. The Environmental Protection Area Coral Reef is a marine protected area, in order to promote the preservation of marine biodiversity and establish control measures and monitoring of human activities in the area, especially with regard to fishing and tourism, slant of environmental programs currently conducted by EcoRecifes program Institute for Sustainable Development and Environment of RN
( IDEMA ) and FUNDEP .