Jacumã, Porto 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 of 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
The circuit has not only attractive on the beaches. A great option is to leave the coast for a moment, and less than 10 kilometers, giving the old mills and the houses of the city of Ceará-Mirim. The production of cane sugar made great cultural legacy in the city, represented especially in architecture.
In this respect, the highlights are the mills. The Fortaleza, built in 1935, is the only one still active. For R$ 2, the visitor knows all stages of the production of brown sugar and brown sugar. Of course, try the two delicacies.
Another must visit is the Mill Green-born, built in 1850 and already disabled. There still resists the time a robust iron fence brought from England at the time of construction.
A curiosity more Green-born is Emma's tomb, presumably English citizen, who only know the origin and the first name. The mills script is complemented by the Guaporé and Cruise also disabled and erected at the same time that the Green-born.
The Ceará-Mirim seat is also filled with buildings in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The buildings that are more evident are the Manor of Antunes, where he runs the town hall, the Municipal Public Market, the Church of Our Lady of the Conception, the Municipal Public Library and the Municipal Education.
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