The north side of the coast
Part of the RN full of surprises and adventures
Beautiful scenery, great food, adventure, calm and crystalline waters or the hectic waves, white sand dunes, history, peace and rest or a good party. All this and more you can find on the North Coast Potiguar. Each destination, with its attractions and charms, awaits you.
One of the most traditional beaches of Natal, Redinha is the gateway to the northern coast and in the mouths Potengi River. Divided in the Old and in the New, the beach has broad framework of stalls and restaurants by the sea. To reach the Redinha there are two options: the Igapó Bridge in the northern area of the city, or the Newton Navarro bridge, also known as Fort-Redinha. Part of the beach is calm waters and one of the strongest waves. The Redinha is famous for ginga com tapioca on the public market.
Located just 25 km from the downtown of Natal, on the north coast of the state, Genipabu beach is one of the main cards of Rio Grande do Norte. Its white dunes are considered the highest in the country, and freshwater ponds complete the landscape that looks more like an oasis amidst the desert. The beach is also target of scripts buggy ride. Another highlight is the ride in exotic camels. The food, crafts and adventure sports are other attractions that make Jenipabu one of the five most visited destinations of Rio Grande do Norte.
With its calm waters, soft and thin, palm trees and sand dunes, Pitangui is a typical fishing village and also a favorite for vacationers, with a good structure restaurants. In the lagoon of the same name, the fun is going down the sand hills practicing Tyrolean (overhead cables), besides kayaking and pedalo. This beach is also required in the script buggy rides thanks to its beautiful dunes and their ponds.
Surrounded by reefs that turn it into the cove, leaving the sea without waves, calm and good for swimming, Jacumã stands out for its unique beauty. But the big attraction is the lagoon of the same name, required script buggy, with the famous aerobunda. To practice aerobunda, and need a little courage, the visitor will have to cross the pond hung on steel cables from the top to the other side. Much like a clothesline. The finale is an exciting landing on water.
With their rafts aportadas on white sands and palm trees by the sea, Maracajaú is a small fishing village that still retains its original features, forming a paradise setting. The airy tropical climate with sea breezes complete the divers paradise. But the main attraction of this beach is the famous diving in parrachos, distant about 7 miles offshore.
It is in the municipality of Touros found ground zero BR 101, located in the largest lighthouse in Latin America, the Lighthouse Heel, which was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. The city has beautiful beaches, which represents the change in the north and east coast of Brazil. The cornerstone of Touros, dated 1501, is one of the first Portuguese records in Brazil, considered a National Historic Landmark. The Touros beach is quite lively as well as beautiful with its landscape full of palm trees.
São Miguel do Gostoso:
From a small fishing village with beaches and breathtaking landscapes, São MIguel do Gostoso is a place of idyllic beauty, stable climate, windy and quiet. The beaches of fluffy white sand, are generally calm, ideal for swimming and kitesurfing, especially between October and March. Highlight for Tourinhos, one of the most beautiful of all the region. To close the day, it is worth visiting the Urca do Tubarão. In a room decorated with turntables 1950s, books and other curios, Edson (the owner of the place) serves rum and entertains the clientele telling stories, showing rarities on vinyl and his radio that tunes in most of the world stations.
Ponta do Mel:
Located in the city of Areia Branca, 350 km from Natal and near the border with Ceará, Ponta do Mel is a beach looking like a secluded hideaway and undiscovered by tourism. Almost never rains, since it is a region of semi-arid climate. It is the meeting point of the hinterland to the sea. The beach has calm, shallow waters, with wide sandy track and hit. The main scenery of Ponta do Mel is 7 km away from the village. There is a spectacular succession of white dunes and soft sand, making up a scenario reminiscent of the Sahara Desert. It is the largest and most beautiful set of dunes of Rio Grande do Norte (and one of the most incredible Brazil), occupying an area 20 km long by 3 km wide, always following the coast.
The beautiful beaches of Galos e Galinhos have charms that go beyond the simplicity of its landscapes and the diversity of its tourism. Galinhos is located on the tip of a secluded peninsula by dunes. To get, you must leave the car in the parking lot near the village of Pratagil and catch a ferry to cross the river that leads to the village of streets of soft sand. Through there, a fleet of carts pulled by donkeys leads to the beach, a spit of sand that moves toward the sea of intense blue and skirted by a lighthouse and two