Barra de Cunhaú and Baía Formosa
Two havens in Natal south coast.
In reaching Barra do Cunhaú, the first impression is to be in front of a huge freshwater lake, instead of the Atlantic Ocean. Located in the municipality of Canguaretama in Natal south coast, about 80 km from Natal, the beach has its landscape formed by old and tall coconut trees, mangroves, river and sea.
You'll find stretches of calm water by the river and other agitated with good waves for surfing. All without pollution. There are 5 miles of dunes and beaches where the wind Curimataú and Catú rivers.
The river Curimataú, salt water is great for water skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing, fishing and swimming. There is also one of the ecological jewels of the coast, a large mangrove that works as a nursery of oysters, crabs and other marine animals.
After meeting Cunhaú, you can go to Baia Formosa. Beautiful and broken by wild aspects of nature, the city still breathe a little air unexplored.
Located 94 km from Natal, on the shores of a bay where dolphins appear daily, the city has one for the elusive sun. So be sure to enjoy the late afternoon in the harbor, watching the boats coming from the sea and relaxing with the waves of the sea.
In Baía Formosa is the largest Atlantic Forest reserve still preserved the Rio Grande do Norte: Mata da Estrela, with an area of over 2000 hectares. The tours and visitations are restricted, because this is a Private Natural Heritage Reserve, listed by state.
In Mata da Estrela, the Lagoa da Coca-Cola is an attraction in themselves, with their dark waters that natives believe have medicinal and rejuvenating powers.