"NATAL- Cidade do Sol" Top 5 Page for this destination Natal by mangueirense

Natal Travel Guide: 182 reviews and 418 photos

When I came to Natal I always thought that this city must be a really big place full of tourists from everywhere....
so I got very surprised when I saw that Natal is a real quiet place in comparation with other places in Brazil. The prices there are lower than in every other place I went before and there are almost none international tourists yet, ....so go there, before all the other people will go!

Ponta Negra beach is (in my opinion) the best place to stay in Natal, the beaches around the city centre aren't beautiful like this one, ..Ponta Negra is clean and beautiful, very nice place to swim !
This beach is ideal to families with children too!
And besides of in Ponta Negra you have also plenty of nice restaurants and bars along the sidewalk (called "calcadao" in portuguese) at Av. Erivam Franca, and some very nice restaurants at Av. Eng. Roberto Freire, they have good food for cheap prices...and a good nightlife too!

For your first orientation here's a map from Ponta Negra and surroundings.

Actual weather in Natal:
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Special thanks and obrigada goes to...

1. my dear friend Danielle, her brother and her boyfriend Eduardo for showing me the "Forte dos Reis Magos" and for her mother and Dani to take us from the airport and drive us to our hostel- foi muito legal ter conhecido voce e sua familia la em Natal, pode crer que a gente volte um dia sim pra cidade do sol novamente!
And not to forget of course: the delicious meal her mother made us in her houe and of course introducing us the restaurante Mangai !!! :-)

2. my friend Enna who showed me the "Touristic shopping" of Natal.. vc e uma pessoa muito amavel! Que pena que nao pude conhecer sua mae..mas deixa pra outra vez, ta? Ah, e a proxima vez pode ter certeza que voce tem que pagar pra nois, ..ta legal? ;-)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:huge sand--dunes, beautiful and clean beaches, cheap food....low international tourism...
  • In a nutshell:you have to go to this wonderful place!
  • Last visit to Natal: Jul 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • msforbes's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2005 at 10:21 AM

    Natal sounds wonderful...........hopeufully the tourists haven't invaded yet.

  • Apr 3, 2004 at 8:51 AM

    It really looks peaceful and easy-going... I love the feeling !

  • Jmill42's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2004 at 3:34 AM

    Great page! The beaches look wonderful, and if all the house look like the one you have in your Ponta Negra district photo... WOW!!

  • janchan's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2004 at 2:32 AM

    Your tips are always very accurate and plenty of details !

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2004 at 1:39 AM

    estou combinando c um casal amigo ir a natal/pipa ...espero!

  • KaiM's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2004 at 2:53 AM

    Great page! Diving there must be a lot of fun!

  • Drphoto's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2003 at 3:20 AM

    So many nice Brazilian pages. Do you live in Brazil or in Germany ?

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2003 at 9:23 PM

    Your accommodation sounds great, very handy and inexpensive. Shopping at the beach sounds very convenient:-) Beautiful views of Natal and good tips.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2003 at 12:49 PM

    Very inviting page to come to Natal.

  • Jul 31, 2003 at 3:24 AM

    Beautiful pictures..your pages are filled with them...Nice tips and useful information to a traveller...good work


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