Beautiful Beaches in Brazil’s Northeast
On the northeast tip of Brazil lies a sunny city that’s beloved as a local vacation destination. Surrounded by sandy beaches, towering sand dunes, and gorgeous coral reefs, Natal embraces a spirited sense of adventure.
Start at Ponte Negra Beach at the city’s south end. Framed by dunes—including the eye-catching, 400-foot Morro de Careca dune—it’s the perfect place to soak in the warmth and hospitality of the city, and spend some time exploring dozens of shops, bars, and restaurants.
If you’re in search of some excitement, the dunes of Genipabu Beach are considered a playground for adults. Ride on the back of a camel to discover a freshwater lagoon or zoom around on a buggy. And if that isn’t enough, you can carve through the dunes on a sandboard. For more aquatic pursuits, a tour out to Maracajaú to snorkel the crystal clear pools of a coral reef.
South of the city in the Pirangi neighborhood, it’s impossible to miss the world’s largest cashew tree. 70 times larger than a normal cashew tree, its winding, twisting branches cover two acres, offering a shady escape, and you can sample nuts right off the tree!
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Natal, Brazil Highlights
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