Genipabu Beach, Genipabu

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Nestled inside an important environmental protection area, Genipabu Beach often feature prominently on postcards of Rio Grande do Norte. Internationally famous for its dune buggy rides, the beach features a freshwater lagoon and plenty of tourist facilities. Besides riding or sandboarding over the huge golden dunes, you can swim, snorkel, dive, or simply relax right by the water’s edge. Several tourist operators provide visitors with a unique chance to ride camels over some of the highest dunes in the country. If you choose a camel ride adventure, be sure to bring lots of water, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen. Make Genipabu Beach a part of your Natal vacation plans using our Natal trip itinerary site .
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  • It's a beach to enjoy. The only bad thing is where you park that tell you that you include parking with the umbrella and lounge chairs and then when you retire you charge the parking and in a bad way. Recommendation look well where you're going to park.
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  • Praia boa, great option to perform the buggy ride (with excitement, Rsrs), crossing the buggy on the ferry and visit the Lagoa jacumã and Pitangui. Excellent ride.
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  • It was the first beach I visited in Natal and I will not forget, the beach very good, clean with great infrastructure, besides the wonderful buggy ride
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  • Fantastic incredibly beautiful seaside village about half an hour north by road from Natal's bridges across Rio Potengi from Natal, Rn. Beautiful safe to bathe beach lined with lots of beachside restaurants good for fish or meat dishes. Dunes above beach are awesome and maybe climbed by athletic & sure footed or tours led by buggy drivers available from US $60 through dunes from Genipabu village or from around US $ 100 from Natal. Tours may continue on to Pitangui & Cape Riangha eastern most point of Rio Grande do Norte state. In rainy season April to early August ;Genipabu near & after sunset is especially famous for it's mosquitos which seem to be a particular curse for fair skinned visitors. Hotel Genipabu high in hills with its own swimming pool tends to avoid the problems with mosquitos. Visitors should also try by car or buggy try the raft ferry at nearby Gracendu & see the seaside mansions of Natal's political elite. At weekends & in January & February village maybe at times crowded but midweek visits are usually quieter & much more rewarding.
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