The north side of the coast
Part of the RN full of surprises and adventures
Beautiful scenery, great food, adventure, calm and crystalline waters or the bustle of the waves, white dunes, history, peace and rest or a good party. All this and much more you can find on the north coast Potiguar. Each destination with its attractions and charms, awaits you.
One of the most traditional beaches of Natal, Redinha is the gateway to the northern coast and ends where the Potengi River. Divided in the old part and in the New, the beach has broad framework of restaurants and stalls by the sea. To reach the Redinha there are two options: the Igapó Bridge, in the northern part of the city, or the bridge Newton Navarro, also known as Forte-Redinha. Part of the beach is calm waters and one of the strongest waves. The Redinha is famous for ginga with tapioca public market.
Located just 25 km from the center of Natal, on the north coast of the state, Genipabu beach is one of the main postcards of Rio Grande do Norte. Its white dunes are considered the highest in the country, and freshwater lagoons complete the landscape that looks more like an oasis amid the desert. The beach is also the destination buggy ride routes. Another highlight is the ride in the exotic camels. The cuisine, handicrafts and adventure sports are other attractions that make Jenipabu one of the five most visited destinations of Rio Grande do Norte.
With its calm waters, soft sand and thin, palm trees and dunes, Pitangui is a typical fishermen's beach and also a favorite for vacationers with a good structure of restaurants. In the eponymous lagoon, the fun is down the sand hills practicing Tyrolean (overhead wires), in addition to kayaking and pedalo. This beach is also required in the script buggy thanks to its beautiful dunes and its ponds.
Surrounded by reefs that turn it into cove, leaving the sea without waves, calm and good for swimming, Jacumã stands out for its unique beauty. But the big draw is the eponymous lagoon, mandatory Script buggy, with the famous aerobunda. To practice aerobunda, and need a little courage, the visitor will have to cross the pond hanging from steel cables, from the top to the other side. Much like a clothesline. The end is an exciting landing in the water.
With their rafts aportadas on white sand and coconut trees by the sea, Maracajaú is a small fishing village that still retains its original features, forming a paradisiacal setting. The airy tropical climate by sea breezes complete a paradise for divers. But the main attraction of this beach is the famous diving in parrachos, distant about 7 km from the coast.
It's the Touros municipality we found ground zero of the BR 101, located in the highest lighthouse in Latin America, the Lighthouse Heel, which was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. The city has beautiful beaches, representing the change in the north and east coast of Brazil. The landmark Bulls, dated 1501, is one of the first Portuguese records in Brazil, considered a National Historic Landmark. The beach Bulls beyond excited is quite beautiful with its full of coconut trees landscape.
São Miguel do Gostoso:
From a small fishing village with beaches and breathtaking landscapes, St. Michael's Good is a place of paradisiacal beauty, stable climate, windy and quiet. The beaches of fluffy white sand, are usually calm, ideal for swimming and kitesurfing, especially between October and March. Especially Touros, one of the most beautiful of all the region. To close the day, it is worth visiting the Urca Shark. In an environment decorated with 1950s record player, books and other curios, Edson (the owner of the place) serves rum and entertains the clientele telling stories, showing rarities on vinyl and your radio that tunes in stations of most of the world.
Ponta do Mel:
Located in the city of Areia Branca, 350 km from Natal and near the border with Ceará, Ponta do Mel is a beach with secluded hideaway of way and not yet discovered by tourism. It hardly ever rains, as it is a semi-arid climate of the region. It is the interior of the meeting point with the sea. The beach has calm and shallow waters, with wide strip of sand and hit. The main landscape of Ponta do Mel is 7 km away from the village. There is a spectacular succession of white and soft sand dunes, which make up a scenario reminiscent of the Sahara Desert. It is the largest and most beautiful set of Rio Grande do Norte dunes (and one of the most amazing of Brazil), occupying an area of 20 km long by 3 km wide, always following the coast.
The beautiful beaches of Galos and Galinhos have charms that go beyond the simplicity of its landscapes and the diversity of its tourism. Galinhos is the end of a secluded peninsula by dunes. To get, you need to leave the car in the parking lot near the town of Pratagil and take a ferry to cross the river that leads to the village of soft sand streets. For there, a fleet of carts pulled by donkeys leading to the beach, a sand spit which heads towards the sea of intense blue and bypassed by a lighthouse.