Jacumã, Puerto Mirim and Muriú
A stroll through lovely beaches in Natal north coast
Beaches with fine sand, coconut trees by the sea, calm and warm waters, rock pools, coral reefs, lagoons and even rural areas with old mills form the backdrop of Jacuma-Porto Mirim Muriú-circuit, on the coast of Ceará-Mirim. In just one day, gives to indulge themselves and know everything.
This sequence, with a range of attractions that also includes boat ride by the reefs and fun esquibunda aerobunda and practiced in ponds and Jacuma Muriú begins 49 kilometers from Natal, on bus route, and about 30 kilometers, the visitor use the ferry part of Santos Reis and leads to Redinha, and from there take the road that goes to Jacuma.
For the more adventurous there is also the option to reach the three beaches buggy or 4x4 jeeps by sea, since the access is allowed from Jenipabu. In this case, one crosses the ferry and then just use the sea as a berm, provided that the tide is low. Tourists visiting the north shore do almost always buggy. Undoubtedly, it is the most delicious way.
Jacuma beaches, Porto Mirim and Muriú have homogeneous natural setting, characterized by an abundance of coconut trees, strip of white sand and reefs, forming pools at low tide. Good news for visitors is that these beaches, which provide a fascinating wildness, now offer good structure cuisine.
Jacuma, which until the 70s was a remote colony of fishermen, is the current pole of summer. And Tourism, why not? It has one of the busiest lakes in the State, whose beauty does full justice to fame. The weather there can be divided between the placid enjoyment of the beach and lagoon, provided by the intrepid and toys esquibunda aerobunda.
In esquibunda, the practitioner, sitting on a wooden plank, down a dune 50 meters until you reach the pond. Aerobunda now consists of sitting down in a canvas chair that runs hung on a steel cable. After departing the platform from where the person jumps off the chair and falls into pond.
Neighbor to the beach Jacuma in Porto Mirim is required stop on any tour around the north coast of Natal. Separating Jacuma and Muriú, Porto Mirim is the least busy of the three and the best choice for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle, even during peak season.
Muriú, on the other hand, is the busiest. Although very quiet throughout most of the year, gets great movement in the summer, especially on weekends. The beach repeats the landscape Jacuma Mirim and Porto, but is more urban and has more options for food, for example, having also various stalls installed in the sand.
The other difference is the boat ride, stopping to swim in parrachos the holes of old and young. Also, Muriú also has a pond - great for swimming - which is about 500 meters from the central beach area and also has esquibunda and aerobunda.
Engenhos and casario are attractions of Ceará-Mirim
The circuit is not only attractive beaches. A great option is to leave the coast briefly, and less than 10 kilometers, give the old mills and houses the city of Ceará Mirim. The production of cane sugar made great cultural legacy in the city, mostly represented in the architecture.
In this aspect, 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 molasses. Naturally, the two experiences delicacies.
Another essential visit is the Green Mill-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 than Green-born is the grave of Emma, presumably British citizen, who only knows the origin and first name. The script engines is complemented by Guapore Cruise and also disabled and erected at the same time that the Green-born.
The headquarters of Ceará-Mirim is also filled with buildings in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The buildings that draw most attention are the Solar Antunes, where the City Hall, the Public Market, the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, the Municipal Public Library and Municipal Works education.
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The first records of the area where Ceará-Mirim dating from the eighteenth century and indicate that the region was occupied by the local Indians, who lived on the banks of the Rio Pequeno, renamed the 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 Antônio Felipe Shrimp, Poty, chief Potiguares.
The municipality of Ceará-Mirim was officially created in 1759. The top of the cane sugar cycle was with the removal of the Jesuits, who had 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.
The valley of Ceará-Mirim prospered greatly with economic activity. It was the era of the luxury of the planters, with much pomp in everyday life as balls promoted by landowners. 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