Jacumã, Puerto Mirim and Muriú
A walk through lovely beaches of the north coast Natal
Beaches with fine sand, palm trees by the sea, calm and warm waters, natural pools, coral reefs, lagoons and even rural areas with old mills form the backdrop of Jacumã-Porto-Mirim Muriú circuit in Ceará-Mirim coastline. In just one day, gives to splash about and know everything.
This sequence, with a range of attractions that also includes boat ride by the reefs and fun esquibunda and aerobunda, practiced in the lagoons of Jacumã and Muriú begins within 49 kilometers from Natal in road section; and about 30 kilometers, the visitor to use the ferry part of Santos Reis and leads to Redinha, and from there take the road that goes to Jacumã.
For the more adventurous, there is also the option to get the three beaches buggy or 4x4 jeep by sea, since access is allowed from Jenipabu. In this case, the ferry crosses it and then just use the sea as shoulder, since the tide is low. Tourists visiting the north coast do almost always buggy. Without a doubt, is the most pleasant way.
The Jacumã beaches, Puerto Mirim and Muriú have homogeneous natural setting, characterized by an abundance of coconut trees, clear stretch of sand and reefs, forming pools at low tide. Good news for visitors is that these beaches, which provide a fascinating wild look, now offer good food structure.
Jacumã, which until the 70s was a remote fishing community, is current summer pole. And tourism, why not? It has one of the busiest lakes of the state, whose beauty does full justice to fame. The weather there can be divided between the serenity of the beach and the thrill of the pond, provided by the intrepid esquibunda and aerobunda toys.
In esquibunda, the practitioner, sitting on a wooden plank, down a dune 50 meters to reach the lagoon. Already aerobunda is to descend sitting in a canvas chair that runs hanging from a steel cable. After departing from the platform from where the person jumps off the chair and falls into the pond.
Neighbor to the beach Jacumã, Mirim Porto is required stop on any tour of the north coast of Natal. Separating Jacumã and Muriú, Puerto Mirim is the least busy of the three and the best choice for those who want to escape the bustle, even during peak season.
Muriú, on the other hand, is the busiest. Although well quiet throughout most of the year, gets great movement in the summer, especially on weekends. The beach repeats the landscape of Jacumã and Porto Mirim, but it is more urban and has more options for food, for example, counting on several tents set up in the sand.
The other difference is the boat ride, stopping to swim in parrachos the holes of the old and the girl. In addition, Muriú also has a pond - great for swimming - which is about 500 meters from the central beach area and also has esquibunda and aerobunda.
Mills and houses are Ceará-Mirim attractions
O circuito não tem atrativos só nas praias. Uma ótima pedida é deixar o litoral por instantes e, em menos de 10 quilômetros, conferir os velhos engenhos e o casario da cidade de Ceará-Mirim. A produção da cana-de-açúcar deixou grande legado cultural no município, representado sobretudo na arquitetura.
Neste aspecto, o destaque fica por conta dos engenhos. O Mucuripe, construído em 1935, é o único ainda em atividade. Por R$ 2, o visitante conhece todas as etapas da produção do açúcar mascavo e da rapadura. Naturalmente, experimenta as duas iguarias.
Outra visita indispensável é ao Engenho Verde-Nasce, construído em 1850 e já desativado. Lá ainda resiste ao tempo uma robusta cerca de ferro trazida da Inglaterra na época da construção.
Uma curiosidade a mais do Verde-Nasce é o túmulo de Emma, cidadã presumivelmente inglesa, de quem só se conhece a origem e o primeiro nome. O roteiro de engenhos se complementa com o Guaporé e Cruzeiro, também desativados e erguidos na mesma época que o Verde-Nasce.
A sede de Ceará-Mirim também está repleta de construções no final do século XIX e início do século XX. Os prédios que chamam mais atenção são o Solar do Antunes, onde funciona a sede da prefeitura, o Mercado Público Municipal, a Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, a Biblioteca Pública Municipal e a Secretaria Municipal de Educação.
Know that ...
The first records of the area where Ceará-Mirim is dating from the eighteenth century and indicate that the region was occupied by the local Indians, who lived on the banks of the Little River, renamed Rio Ceará Mirim, and practiced barter with the Portuguese colonists, French and Spanish, exchanging Brazil wood for spices. The first settlement was organized by the Portuguese, together with the Indian Antonio Felipe Shrimp, Poty, chief Potiguares.
Ceara-Mirim municipality was officially established in 1759. The beginning of cane sugar cycle took place with the removal of the Jesuit priests, who founded a convent in the village of Guajiru, but became an inconvenience to the Portuguese, who wanted to use the area for agriculture. In the nineteenth century, African slaves were moved to the region to work in the mills.
Ceara-Mirim Valley prospered enough with economic activity. It was the era of the luxury of the planters, with pomp both in everyday life as balls promoted by the owners of the land. The sugar industry of Ceará-Mirim declined in the twentieth century with the loss of market share against larger producers cores.
Source: Press office of Emprotur