Natal Guide

Beaches

Ponta Negra

Distant 14 km from downtown Natal, Ponta Negra is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of the Brazilian Northeast. Its name comes from the dark rocks that surround it.

Morro do Careca

It is a dune 120 m bordered by vegetation that is located far south of Ponta Negra.

Areia Preta

Located after the Praia dos Artistas, its name comes from its dark-colored cliffs.

Praia do Meio

It is situated between the Praia do Forte and the Praia dos Artistas. In its limits is held annually during the traditional New Year's Eve Party of Iemanjá.

Praia do Forte

Located near the meeting of the Atlantic Ocean to the Rio Potengi and protected by reefs which form natural pools. In its vicinity was built in 1598, the Forte dos Reis Magos.

Praia da Redinha

Last beach to the north of Natal, is a old fishing village. At the Public Market of Redinha, the tradition is to eat the famous "ginga com tapioca (swing with tapioca)."

Landmarks

Farol de Mãe Luíza

The Farol de Natal is the official name of what is popularly known as Farol de Mãe Luíza. It is located in Morro de Mãe Luíza, district of the Eastern District of Natal, in the passage near the Coastal Highway, one of the most beautiful city. From there you can see on the north beach Genipabu and south to the beach of Ponta Negra. The construction of the lighthouse began in 1949 and completed in 1951, the year of its inauguration. The lighthouse has a concrete tower and a staircase that, with 151 steps. The lantern in the tower, works with electricity. But, in case of failure, the alternative system of gas, operated manually, goes into operation. His light beam reaches a length of 44 km and emits flashes every 12 seconds. It is administered by the Capitania dos Portos do Rio Grande do Norte. Via Costeira, s / n - Mãe Luíza. Phone: (84) 211 4959

Forte dos Reis Magos

In the context of Philippine Dynasty, when the conquest of the Northeastern coast of Brazil, then threatened by French privateers who trafficked there Brazil wood ("Caesalpinia echinata"), the bar of the Rio Grande (do Norte) was achieved by Portuguese troops, under the command of Captain General of the Province of Pernambuco, Manuel Mascarenhas Homem, with orders to start a fortification.

For the defense of the camp by the beach, started a palisade stockade and mud, with plant in a circular shape, stylish indigenous, January 6, 1598 (day of the Holy Kings), while they proceeded to the final site selection the fortifications ordered by the Crown: a reef at the entrance of the bar, stranded at high tide and at low tide, allowing communication with the mainland

Ponte Newton Navarro

The bridge, whose passage estaiado was designed by the Italian engineer Mario de Miranda, has about 1.8 km long of which 500 meters are supported by steel cables attached to two central blocks of 110 meters, and the rest sustained by conventional openings. The bridge is a road and stage lighting, and a curve of almost 90º on the descent towards North-Central Zone (north coast, south coast), which involves the installation of speed bumps.

Cajueiro de Pirangi

The tree covers an area of approximately 8500 m², with a perimeter of approximately 500 m and produces about 70 to 80 000 in the cashew crop, equivalent to 2.5 tons. And its size is the equivalent of 70 cashew trees. The cashew tree have been planted in 1888 by a fisherman named Luis Inacio de Oliveira, the fisherman died, at age 93, under the shadows of the tree.

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The Majestic Hotel is the only sustainable green Hotel in Natal. With a project designed for maximum use of services and protection of nature.

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