Insider's Guide to Natal

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Forte dos Reis Magos

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Star-shaped Forte de Reis Magos (Three Wise Men Fort) predates the founding of Natal by nearly two years. The Portuguese began building the fort on January 6, 1598, the same day they celebrated ...  Read more

Maracajau Reef (Parrachos de Maracajau)

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If the string of shallow coral reefs that grace Natal’s gorgeous, sandy coastline could be called a necklace, then Maracajaú Reef is its biggest, most beautiful jewel. Known as Parrachos de ...  Read more

Pipa Beach

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Considered to be one of Brazil's ten most beautiful beaches, Pipa Beach (Praia da Pipa) is in fact not one beach, but four beaches, that between them stretch for over 10km (6.2mi). Backed by ...  Read more

Cacimbinhas Beach

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Of Brazil’s many beaches, Cacimbinhas (Praia da Cacimbinhas) is known both for being a quieter beach — accessed only by walking down a long staircase —  and for its wind sports.  It’s a ...  Read more

Barra de Cunhaú

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Natal is known for its spectacular beaches and Barra do Cunhau is no exception. Its clear blue ocean and white sands are backed by palm trees and mangroves - as saltwater meets freshwater at the ...  Read more

Ponta Negra

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

South of the city, Ponta Negra is one of Natal’s most accessible beaches and fills up with locals on the weekends. It’s a popular spot year-round and has seen a fair amount of development along ...  Read more

Dunas Park

Dunas Park or Parque das Dunas is the second largest urban park in all of Brazil, offering a retreat into nature from the hustle and bustle of city life for both locals and visitors. Its scenic ...  Read more

Genipabu

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Genipabu is a beach village known for its large sand dunes and freshwater lagoons.  There are a few different ways to explore the mounds of shifting sand, with varying degrees of adrenaline — ...  Read more

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