Places to Visit

Ponta Negra Beach

The bustling beach of">Ponta Negra is great for those who want to sunbathe and enjoy the sea, suitable for bathing, without getting too far from Natal. Because it is one of the closest beaches in the city, and counts with the beautiful >Morro do Careca as a postcard, the beach is usually quite busy and has several options for seaside stalls, as well as restaurants and bars that are on the waterfront. has 4 km of extension and also counts on a boardwalk which is great for realizing of walks and races glimpsing the visual praiano. The nightlife in Ponta Negra is well known, among the attractions are the streets with several bars and nightclubs to liven up tourists and visitors, as well as the traditional forró pé de serra, typical Northeastern dance.

[justify]Dunes of Genipabu

The beach of Genipabu is one of the main postcards of the State of Rio Grande do Norte. Situated in the city of Extremoz, the beach is internationally famous for its natural beauty and exuberance, and for buggy rides and dromedaries. The waters of the beach of Genipabu are warm, calm and clear, providing an excellent bath. You can also go for rafting and jet-skiing. By buggy you can also get to know the lagoon, with attractions such as freshwater bathing, pedal boats, kayaks, the "esquibunda" and the "aerobunda". Another typical and quite successful attraction on the beach is the dromedary tour. It is a great beach option that is sure to be visited during your stay in Natal.[/justify]

[div]Maracajaú Beach [/div][justify]
The > Maracajaú Beach is a small fishing village with incredible natural beauty. Among them we can mention its beaches, dunes, lagoons and the Parrachos (regional name for coral reefs). For all this, Maracajaú is considered as the "Brazilian Caribbean", being one of the places with the most crystalline sea and suitable to the diving of all Brazil. The Parrachos are one of the main tourist attractions of Maracajaú, located about 7 km from the coast, covering an area of ??approximately 13km². The site visits are made by boats during the low tide period, when the coral barrier protects the place from ripples and currents, transforming into an immense aquarium with natural pools of warm and crystalline waters, which can be enjoyed with a simple and delicious bath, doing a snorkel-free swim or a scuba diving.[/justify]

[justify]>Pipa Beach

Located in the largest ecological sanctuary in the State of Rio Grande do Norte, elected by Guia 4 Rodas as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Brazil, Pipa began to become famous in the 80's through surf lovers. It has several beaches, which include, besides the Center Beach, Ponta do Madeiro and the wonderful Beach of Love. One of the characteristics of these beaches is the junction between imposing dunes superimposed on the horizon over the trays that end in geomorphologically alive cliffs by the action of the sea and winds, making the look even more beautiful. The night is a separate attraction. Cosmopolitan and hectic, the pipa ballad requires energy because it lasts at least until the sun rises. And the best: it is frequented by young people from all over the world, throughout the year (whether in high or low season) who indulge even in the molejo of regional forró to the beats of techno music.[/justify]

[div]Natal Aquarium [/div][justify]
The aquarium founded on January 15, 1999 focuses on environmental preservation, care for fauna and work focused on environmental awareness. Located in the North Coast, it has the exhibition of marine animals, as well as offering visitors the possibility accompanied by an accredited instructor. the mollusk is carried out in a large aquarium with more than 260,000 liters of salt water where they house five shark species (Ginglymostoma cirratum), a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), three reefs (Echeneis naucrates) and other fish.[/justify]

[justify]Fort of the Magi

One of the main postcards of Christmas, > Forte dos Reis Magos was the starting point of the city - founded in 25 December 1599 - on the right side of the Potengi river (now near the Newton Navarro Bridge, Praia do Forte). It was named after the date of its construction, January 6, 1598, the day of the Kings on the Catholic calendar. In star format, the fortress was built by the Portuguese settlers in 1598. In 1633 it was invaded by the Dutch. Years later, the Portuguese managed to retake the city and the fort. The monument still preserves the exposed cannons at the top of the building, chapel with freshwater well and lodges.[/justify]

[justify]Newton Navarro Bridge

The bridge connects the east side of the city to the north zone and the beaches of the north coast as well. Its name honors Newton Navarro, an important Potiguar artist, and is about 1.8 km long, full of beautiful lighting that can be noticed from afar and has a breathtaking look.[/justify]

[justify]Shopping Handicraft Potiguar

It has 164 marketing units for various products, including shops and boxes, food court, cafeteria, ice cream shop, currency exchange office, tourist information center and tourist agency. Perfect place for those who want to take home a souvenir, with beautiful products characteristic of regional crafts such as lace, embroidery, clay, etc.[/justify]

[justify]Parque das Dunas

Considered the largest urban park on the dunes of Brazil, > Dunes Park is fundamental importance to the quality of life of the native population, contributing both to the recharge of the city's water table and to the purification of air. It has several leisure programs where the visitor can enjoy picnics, children can play in the playgrounds and it is also possible to make relaxing walks or schedule a trail along which visitors know aspects and elements of the dunes ecosystem. In all, the route has 6.5km, distributed among the trails Ubaia Doce, Peroba and Perobinha.[/justify]