Barra do Cunhaú and Baía Formosa
Two havens in Natal south coast.
Arriving in Barra do Cunhaú, the first impression is of being faced with 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 a landscape formed by ancient and tall coconut palms, mangroves, river and sea.
You will find calm stretches of the river and other agitated sea with good waves for surfing. All without pollution. There are 5 miles of dunes and beaches where the wind Curimataú Catú and rivers.
The Curimataú river, salt water is great for water skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing, fishing and swimming. There is also an ecological jewels of the coast, a large mangrove swamp that works as a nursery for oysters, crabs and other marine animals.
After Cunhaú know, you can go to Baia Formosa. Beautiful and intersected by wild aspects of nature, the city still breathes a bit of untapped air.
Located at 94 km from Natal, on the shores of a bay where dolphins appear daily, the city has an indescribable sunsets. 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 lies the largest reserve of the Atlantic Forest still preserved in Rio Grande do Norte: Mata da Estrela, with an area of over 2000 acres. 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 attractive apart, with its dark waters that the natives believe they have medicinal and rejuvenating powers.