Baía Formosa, amazing in every way
The latest North Rio Grande beaches towards Paraíba will belong to the same municipality that houses a lush forest Star. Surf the fauna and flora, it's all very natural.
Beautiful set of beaches, Atlantic Forest sanctuary and, to boot, one of the best "points" surfing the Northeast. This is Baía Formosa, period in script Natal South Coast. After it is already Paraíba. Discovered and rediscovered many times in recent years, the target can remain well preserved, with a still reasonable number of visitors.
Baía Formosa guard the contrast between the beautiful urban bay of the same name and mysterious deserted beaches, some accessible only by foot or vehicle with four-wheel drive. "BF", as it is called by the surfing community, it also houses one of the most important Atlantic forest reserve status.
The city, which is close to the North of the Rio Grande border with Paraíba, is 94km from Natal, João Pessoa 110 and 220 of Recife. Even before arriving, the visitor already feels a natural and pleasant atmosphere in the fenced road coconut trees and native forest that connects the BR-101 highway Taiwan Bay. Seen from above, the bay, which is so lush received the name of "beautiful" provides tourists upon arrival in the city.
Besides being consolidated in the sightseeing tour of the South Coast, Taiwan Bay is also part of the professional circuit and amateur surfing. The beach receives various competitions throughout the season. The Pontal is a favorite spot for surfers because the waves and perfect tubes. The Lighthouse beach is also highly sought after, especially by those who prefer the open sea, big waves and a lot of pressure.
The Formosa Bay beaches, however, are true ecological sanctuaries. Its sands serve as shelter for sea turtle nests, while its waters are visited by manatees and dolphins by, giving a show almost every morning.
But the coast is not the only stronghold of native species. Anteaters, tamarins, agoutis, various birds and the monkey rare Guariba live in Forest Star, the largest Atlantic Forest reserve of dunes in Brazil, with 2,365 hectares divided between forests, dunes and lagoons. The reservation can be explored in guided trails on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
In addition to the fauna, the visitor will find some impressive examples of our flora. One is the centennial Gameleira, which is 30m high. Its crown is the size of a gymnasium and takes eight people holding hands to embrace its trunk.
The lagoons are also featured in the script. situated between the dunes and the Forest Star, they have warm, clean water. The most visited is the Lagoa da Coca-Cola, which got its name because of its dark color, the result of pigmentation of the roots and other soil components. Obligatory stop of groups of tourists wandering buggy in the region, the pond carries the legend to have a rejuvenating and purifying bath.
Besides knowing the nature of Formosa Bay, visitors should also not miss the urban area. The artisans of the city, which already export their production to Brazil and abroad, have fairy hands to make sheets, towels, embroidered cloths and gossip, as well as dolls and decorations.
The script in 4x4, the seaside
On the one hand, the blue sea. On the other, the intense green of the Atlantic. The tour of the waterfront Formosa Bay reveals a series of lush beaches. Most are complete and deliciously deserted. Some suggest surfing. In other there inviting natural pools on the edge, sweetly formed by reefs.
The official ride the buggies and 4x4 cars begins on beach Cacimba, point of surfers, and then reveals the curious Bacopari Lighthouse. How is the direction of a coastline full of stones, the lighthouse has warning colors: black and white. Your photocell system allows off the light automatically during the day, turning it on course at night. This technological advancement ends with the legendary figure of the "claptrap".
After the beaches of Bacopari, Lighthouse and Perobas arises Barreirinhas, complete with busy freshwater mine under the cliffs. The stop for the "drink" is inevitable. Another feature of the beach is the fact that the surrounding dunes are covered with clay. Hence the name Barreirinhas. The spit of John dos Santos comes next and honors a hermit who chose the beach to live.
Know the Forest Star is part of the script. Just turn right. Only cars with four-wheel drive can enter. A bath in the Coca-Cola Lagoon is essential. Examine the flora and fauna, ditto. Back to the sea, the script continues the beaches of Waterfall, Vulture, Cotia, Sagi and Barra do Guaju. In each section, a peculiar attraction. On the beach waterfall, the name itself suggests the differential.
But spend a day in a very simple site is your "beach", run! Sagi is still far from development. It is therefore show of peace and relaxation. Attractions? Few. One is the Guaju River, which crosses the village and separates the Rio Grande do Norte Paraíba. In the Natal side (of course ...) there is a curious manatee protection area, out of the sea to mate in the river.
Another ecological attraction: the beach is also the natural habitat of dolphins. They are always there, squirrels and seemingly cheerful. The schools of tuna and mullet are other patrons "card-carrying". What's more? The village of silence itself, the rest of the rafts that lie in the sand, the humble face of the natives and the absolutely spontaneous life. If tourists account for these angles as attractions, will make the party in Sagi.
One of the few tourist facilities Sagi is the Ombak, a mix of restaurant and bar owned by the São Paulo Soares Juvino. Everything is picturesque in the house, where cachaça is the flagship. The different types of spirits leaving the casks vary not only in taste, but in the flavoring. Juvino uses berries, roots and bark of Forest Star to patent their cachaça, which have curious tastes like anise, murici, ubaia, cinnamon, jatoba, licorice stick and Brazil, among others.
Source: Press office of Emprotur.