is an estuarine lagoon
situated west of Maceió
, capital city of Alagoas
state, in Brazil
. Its total area is 23 km². The lake receives the Mundaú River
, and is connected to the Atlantic Ocean
and Manguaba Lagoon
by a network of canals which cross the plain
forming a lot of little islands
. The large mangrove
and the numerous kind of fish, crabs, shrimps and shellfish are its remarkable characteristics. Mundaú Lagoon is the northernmost of several coastal lakes with the same features, including Manguaba, Roteiro and Jequiá lagoons.
Besides Maceió, two other municipalities are located on its edge, the little towns of Santa Luzia do Norte and Coqueiro Seco.