Pirangi, the coolest capital of summer in Natal
The trendy summer capital of Rio Grande do Norte
The effervescence of Natal has summer right address
The effervescence of summer Natal has the right address. It is a versatile Pirangi beach, just 20 km from Natal. The drive begins in December, with the school holidays, and ends just after Carnival, when the blocks take over the streets and avenues.
Pirangi is one of the destinations that have guaranteed flow of tourists year round due to its proximity to the capital and the fact that it has some major attractions such as the largest cashew tree in the world.
However, the population multiplies really is in summer, when it is common for people to "move" to the beaches of Pirangi North and South is estimated that at this time the flow of visitors turn around 170 000 people.
During the day, the beaches serve as true parks. The swimmers have several options open seas, with regular waves, reefs composing natural piscininhas and plenty of space to play racquetball, volleyball, foot volley and soccer.
At sea, the practice of kite surfing is the greatest feeling, because the winds are favorable to sailors. And for those who like to enjoy what nature has more awesome, the trick is to find a viewpoint to watch the dolphins.
At night, the hype runs rampant in Pirangi beach during the summer. Many years ago, axé and forró music comprise the soundtrack. Some bars, cafes and bistros in Natal ride temporary branches to operate in the high season.
There are several points against a gay and pretty moçada, always willing to dance to the last song on Circus Folia, the feeling of summer Pirangi, with concerts by national artists
Giant cashew figure in the Guinness Book
The fame of this tree runs the planet. Endowed with a genetic abnormality, the Pirangi Cashew figure in the Guinness Book as the world's largest. Located on the beach in North Pirangi, the tree is over 100 years and occupies an area of 8.400m ², with a perimeter of about 500m.
The tree was planted in 1888 by a fisherman named Luiz Inacio de Oliveira. He died at the age of 93, under the shadows of cashew. The tree growth is explained by the conjunction of two genetic anomalies.
First, instead of growing up, the tree branches grow sideways, with time, because of its own weight, the branches tend to bend down to reach the ground.
Then we observe the second anomaly: when touching the ground, the branches begin to take root, and then begin to grow again, as they had been roots of another tree. Repeating this process gives the impression that there are several cashew trees, but in reality it is a single tree.
Or rather, there are actually two cashew trees in the park. The largest, which suffers from the mentioned anomaly covers approximately 95% of the park area, but at your side, there is also another cashew planted a few years before, that does not suffer from the anomaly.
During the period of the crop, cashew trees produce about eighty thousand fruit and cashews are harvested by visitors. Cover-up entrance fee of £ 2 and the resources are used for investments in the infrastructure of the site.
The business is conducted by guides that explain the characteristics of the tree (there are guides who speak English and Spanish). Inside the park, there is a gazebo with approximately six feet tall, from where you have a view of the treetops and nearby beaches. Outside the park, there are many kiosks selling water, snacks and souvenirs.
The cuisine is one of the many attractive Pirangi. Regional dishes vary between flavors of the seafood, the country chicken and corned beef. Many famous people have passed through the region and several television programs in Brazil revealed the richness of the local cuisine.
There are several excellent restaurants that are entitled to the tradition of Pirangi. Paçoca pestle shrimp Marina, The Amarelinho, Mining House Bar and Restaurant, Warehouse Bar, Beauty Bar and Pizzeria Paulista, among others, are the busiest. But the beach huts are also great options during the day.
The most renowned are the tent Banga, Edilson and Gonzaga. All have in common the fact tapiocas serve several flavors, pastries and seafood in different versions. Harnessing the informal climate is cool also ordered a crab. The adventure is complete with the click of the hammer breaking the crustacean, to take advantage of all its flavor.
Pirangi North and Pirangi South are separated by the river Pirangi where there is a meeting of the river to the sea, forming a beautiful backdrop. Each beach is connected to a municipality in the region: Parnamirim (Pirangi North) and Nísia Floresta (Pirangi South).
Source: Assessoria de Imprensa da EMPROTUR