The charms of Galos and Galinhos
The tranquility of a paradise 160 km from Natal.
The beautiful beaches of Galos and Galinhos have charms that go beyond the simplicity of its landscapes and the diversity of its Tourism.
The city of Galinhos, 160 km from Natal has attracted many Brazilian and foreign tourists seeking tranquility and unique scenarios, as well as simple and hospitable people. With just over two thousand inhabitants, mostly fishermen, Galinhos is located on a small peninsula, a strip of sand that lies between the open sea and a sea arm that invades the land.
The access of the residents to the village is by boat from the town of Pratagi, which has state highway connecting the BR-406. Tourists usually arrive buggy or in 4x4 vehicles, through the dunes, but only at low tide.
The fishing, extraction of salt and tourism are the main economic activities of Galinhos, which got its name because of the abundance of fish "cocks" that existed in the region. As the fish were small, the fishermen referred to them as "Galinhos." The other beach further south was named Galos.
Dunes, salt marshes and mangroves make up the landscapes that enchant tourists began to discover this fishing village in the 90 No vehicle, the county seat has carts pulled by donkeys. Are taxis from there. The chariots fleet numbers more than 30 units. They are at the port awaiting the arrival of tourists and residents, who pay about R$ 5 for a "race". In fact, a sightseeing tour through the village.
The Galinhos region still has few hotels and restaurants, but is a haven for those looking for simplicity and idleness. The boat ride with local fishermen for the grass of the dunes is a must. Browse by an arm of the sea having as dunes and mangrove scenarios. At the end of the arm of the sea, since arriving in the dunes, there is even a floating bar that serves as support for visitors. In this site you can also rent quads or even hire a buggy ride through the dunes.
In the late afternoon in Galinhos, many tourists take the opportunity to make a carriage ride to the lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula, from where you watch a beautiful sunset. Incidentally, this is just another good reason to visit one of the most unique and simple beaches of Rio Grande do Norte.
Source: Magazine Natal pra você