Baía Formosa beach
Baía Formosa, amazing in every way
The latest North beaches riograndenses toward Paraíba will belong to the same city that houses an exuberant Mata Star. Surfing the fauna and flora, it is all very natural.
Beautiful set of beaches, shrine of Mata Atlântica, and fall, one of the best "points" Surfing the Northeast. So is Baía Formosa, end point in the script Natal South Coast. After her, is already Paraíba. Discovered and rediscovered many times in recent years, the target can remain well preserved, even with a reasonable number of visitors.
Formosa Bay guard the contrast between the beautiful urban bay which it is named and mysterious deserted beaches, some accessible only by foot or vehicle with four-wheel drive. "BF", as it is called by the surfing community also houses one of the most important reserve of the Atlantic Forest in the State.
The city, which lies near the border of Rio Grande do Norte and Paraíba, is 94km from Natal, João Pessoa 110 and 220 of Recife. Even before arriving, the visitor has a natural feel and pleasant atmosphere in the road surrounded palm trees and native forest that connects the BR-101 highway Baía Formosa. View from the top, the bay, so lush that received the name of "fair", toasting the tourist upon arrival in the city.
Besides being consolidated in the tour itinerary of the South Coast, Baia Formosa is also part of the professional and amateur surfing circuit. The beach hosts several competitions throughout the season. The Depth is a favorite spot for surfers because the waves and perfect tubes. The Lighthouse beach is also highly sought after, especially by those who prefer the open sea, big waves and lots of pressure.
The beaches of Baia Formosa, however, are true ecological sanctuaries. Its sands serve as shelter for sea turtle nests, while its waters are visited by manatees and the dolphins, which give a real show almost every morning.
But the coast is not the only stronghold of the native species. Anteaters, marmosets, agoutis, various birds and the rare monkey Guariba live in Forest Star, largest Atlantic Forest reserve on dunes of Brazil, with 2,365 hectares divided between forests, dunes and lagoons. The reserve can be explored on guided trails on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
Besides the wildlife, the visitor will find some impressive examples of our flora. One is Gamelleira Centennial, which is 30m high. Its crown is the size of a gymnasium and eight people are needed in hand to embrace his trunk.
The lagoons are also highlighted in the script. located between the dunes and the Forest Star, they have warm, clean water. The most visited is the Lagoa da Coca-Cola, which got its name because of its dark color, the result of pigmentation of roots and other soil components. Obligatory stop groups of tourists wandering buggy in the region, the lake bears the legend to have a rejuvenating and purifying bath.
Besides knowing the nature of Baía Formosa, the visitor should also not fail to know the urban area. The artisans of the city, which already exporting their products throughout Brazil and abroad, have fairy hands to make sheets, towels, embroidery and gossip, plus dolls and decorations.
The script 4x4, by the seaside
On one side, the blue of the sea. The other, the intense green of the Atlantic Forest. The tour waterfront Baía Formosa reveals a series of lush beaches. Most are complete and deliciously deserted. Some suggest surfing. There are other inviting natural pools on the edge, sweetly formed by reefs.
The official ride the buggies and 4x4 cars Cacimba begins on the beach, surfers point, and then reveals the curious Lighthouse bacopari. How is the direction of a coast full of rocks, the lighthouse has warning colors: black and white. Your system allows photocell automatically turn the light during the day, turning it on course at night. This technological advancement finishes with the legendary figure of the "lighthouse keeper".
After the beaches of bacopari, and Lighthouse Perobas, Barreirinhas comes with the right to mine attended freshwater under the cliffs. The stop for the "drink" is inevitable. Another feature of the beach is the fact that the surrounding dunes are covered with clay. Hence the name Barriers. The molded depth João dos Santos comes next and honors a hermit who chose to live on the beach.
Know the Forest Star is part of the script. Just turn right. Only cars with four-wheel drive can go. A bath in the pond of Coca-Cola is essential. Analyze the flora and fauna, ditto. Back at sea, the script continues along the beaches of Waterfall, Vulture, Cotia, Bar Sagi and Guaju. In each section, a peculiar attraction. Waterfall on the beach, the name itself suggests the differential.
But if you spend a day on your site is extremely simple "beach", run! Sagi is still far from developing. So, is the show of peace and relaxation. Features? Are few. One is Guaju River, which crosses the village and separates the Rio Grande do Norte state of Paraíba. In Natal side (claro. ..) there is a curious area of protection of the marine manatee out of the sea to breed in the river.
Another ecological attraction: the beach is also the natural habitat of dolphins. They are always there, squirrels and apparently gay. The shoals of tuna and mullet are other patrons "card-carrying". What more? The very silence of the village, the rest of the rafts that lie in the sand, the humble countenance of native and absolutely spontaneous life. If the tourist attractions as account these angles will make the party in Sagi.
One of the few tourist facilities Sagi is Ombak, a mix of restaurant and tavern owned by Juvino São Paulo Soares. Everything is picturesque in the house where the rum is the workhorse. The different types of Brandy leaving the casks vary not only in taste, but the flavor itself. Juvino uses wild fruits, roots and barks of Mata Star to patent their cachaça, which have curious flavors like anise, murici, ubaia, cinnamon, jatoba, licorice stick and Brazil, among others.
Source: Press Office of Emprotur.