Attractions

With over 400 kilometers of coastline and a capital with an average temperature of 28 °C, Rio Grande do Norte is framed by dunes, reefs, cliffs and natural pools. Couple this with buggy rides, small fishing villages, unspoiled nature, an exciting night, sun in 300 days of the year and you have the perfect destination for your trip.


The town was born from the construction of the Forte dos Reis Magos. With the shape of a five-pointed star, the Fort is one of the main cards of the city and has a privileged view of almost all the beaches that bathe the city of Natal.


In Natal, the beach most frequented by tourists and locals is Ponta Negra. Located in one of the busiest districts of the city, the programming takes place day and night. By day, the kiosks on the boardwalk provide the necessary comfort to enjoy the beach. At night, the neighborhood gathers some of the best bars and restaurants.


International cuisine is also present in Natal, but most of the restaurants devote their success to regional cuisine. Dishes based on seafood (especially shrimp), Sun Meat, Green Beans and Milk Rice are some of the typical delicacies found.


Heading north, the dunes of Genipabu provide a unique experience. Tours aboard camels rides, buggies, esquibunda (down the dunes in small boards). Already in the Pitangui and Jacumã ponds, the fun is in aerobunda (zipline) ending with a dip in the pond. Still on the northern coast, worth visiting Maracajaú where are found boat trips that lead to pools to 5 kilometers from the coast.


Going south, a mandatory stop is the Pirangi beach, where you can found the biggest cashew tree in the world and you can still indulge in a stroll over the natural pools.


A village created by fishermen, which today houses tourists worldwide, Pipa is located 85 kilometers from Natal and is internationally recognized as the "point" of surfers, besides having featured for its exciting night and a beautiful nature. There you can find a combination of shore dunes and sedimentary cliffs, so spectacular that it is not known elsewhere in the world.


When it comes to shopping, there are many craft markets scattered throughout the city, offering pieces of wood, fabric, glass and fiber. In Centro de Turismo, where before ran a public jail, the highlights are embroidered lace maze and the work done in colored ceramics.