Fort in Natal

Forte dos Reis Magos

The fort that got Natal started in 1598 still stands in its original five-pointed star shape on the reef at the tip of the peninsula at the north end of town. The views of the city, the Ponte Nova and the dunes acro…
Beach in Natal

Praia de Ponta Negra

Praia de Ponta Negra, at the far south end of the city, is the nicest beach in Natal; it's 3km long and full of surfers, sailing boats and beach bars, with the city's best selection of hotels, pousadas and restauran…
Beach in Natal

Praia Ponta Negra

Of Natal’s city beaches, Praia Ponta Negra (14km south of the center) is urbanized but the nicest. Morro de Careca – a steep, monstrous dune that drops into the sea – towers over its southern end. Bus 56 runs from h…
Area in Natal

Morro da Careca

At the south end of Praia de Ponta Negra is the Morro da Careca, a spectacularly high sand dune with a steep face dropping straight into the sea. Access to the dune has been closed off to prevent further erosion and…
Beach in Natal

Praia dos Artistas

Praia dos Artistas is an urban beach with good surfing waves. It used to be the hub of Natal nightlife but is now pretty sketchy after dark.
Beach in Natal

Praia do Meio

Praia do Meio is an urban beach with reefs and a lot of people getting drunk.