Natal, the capital city in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, is a destination whose natural beauty countless tourists come to enjoy every year. In addition to the beautiful landscapes scattered all around the entire city, the gorgeous local beaches also stand out.
Since Natal is such a charming city, its beaches could not be any different! The vibrant blue-green color of the sea contrasts beautifully with the native vegetation and with the nearby golden dunes. You may think it’s a dream but it’s totally real. Here are the main icons in the region.
Genipabu, one of the most popular destinations in the region
Ponta Negra Beach is about 4 km long and one of the busiest in the city. The beach is the ideal spot for tourists who want to enjoy a sunny day, be it on the sand, in the water, or at the local beach huts along the shore. The beach is also home to the renowned Morro do Careca (Bald Man Hill), a dune measuring over 100 meters in height. Surrounded by native vegetation, it is a popular icon with tourists.
There are coral reefs along Forte Beach that form natural pools, which makes it one of the most popular spots for families who want to safely enjoy the water with their little ones. The beach got its name because it is home to Forte dos Reis Magos (Fortress of the Three Wise Men), an important historic and cultural landmark in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. The Newton Navarro Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge that crosses Potengi River, is also located at Forte Beach.
Natal is also the gateway to sensational tours to nearby attractions. Read on to discover some of these attractions that give the region the status of tropical paradise.
Pirangi do Norte
Pirangi do Norte Beach is located in the nearby municipality of Parnamirim. It is home to an attraction that draws many curious people from all over Brazil. We are, of course, talking about the local giant cashew tree, considered one of the largest in the world. The majestic tree, a symbol of the region and its culture, is totally worth your visit.
The combination of natural beauty and fun makes Genipabu one of the most popular destinations in the region. Located only about 25 km from Natal, the region is ideal for adventure tourism and extreme sports. Local attractions for adrenaline junkies include buggy rides around the giant white-sand dunes, diving in freshwater lagoons, and ziplining.
Pipa is located in Tibau do Sul, about 85 km from the city of Natal. It is a little farther away but still worth your visit. Pipa Beach is among the most visited destinations not only in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, but in the whole country. The spectacular landscapes in the region, including its crystal-clear waters, bays, and cliffs attract crowds of visitors. Some spots that stand out are the beaches of Cacimbinhas, Madeiro, Baía dos Golfinhos (Bay of Dolphins), and Praia do Amor (Love Beach). Ideal for visitors who enjoy water sports, Pipa Beach also has exciting nightlife, excellent hotels, and charming inns.Natal and its surrounding area are home to a wide range of attractions that will please everyone, whether they are looking for fun or just plan to relax.
Natal has plenty of bus routes that will take you all over the city and to all the tourist attractions.
Personal Vehicles and Rentals
A great way to get around the city or to visit nearby destinations in the state of Rio Grande do Norte is to rent a car.
Taxis and Ridesharing Companies
Taxis and ridesharing companies are a comfortable way to get around the city.
Natal Tourism Department:
+55 (84) 3232-9065
+55 (84) 3232-7402
Military Police: 190
Fire Department: 193
There is sunshine all year round, so we recommend light clothes and lots of sunscreen. The period between the months of March and July is when it rains the most, but it will in no way affect your tours or stop you from having fun.