Dunas de Genipabu, Natal

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Choose from leisurely camel rides or exciting beach buggy adventures to explore Dunas de Genipabu, located inside a world-famous environmental protection area. These shifting dunes are located on a beach noted for its secluded freshwater lagoon. The beach includes plenty of tourist facilities, such as hotels, inns, restaurants, and food kiosks. Many visitors opt to experience the sandbanks by sandboarding over them, starting on top of some of the highest dunes in the country and ending up right on the water’s edge. Intense winds shift the sand around, constantly creating new landscapes and surprising even frequent visitors with this ever-changing beach scenery. Don’t forget to bring a camera for your dune adventure, and your swimming gear for a refreshing dip in the lagoon. To visit Dunas de Genipabu on your trip to Natal, use our Natal itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We took the buggy ride and is very cool! Beautiful scenery! The local people are very receptive, and the dunes still have some really fun activities.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The buggyr tours are conducted in a wonderful setting. The dynamics of the dunes provide experiences with or without emotion
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  • August 15, 2017
    Incomparable location, with dunes, peddlers, sleigh-, and a visual without equal. Recommend for sightseeing all day
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Where to stay in Natal

Looking to enjoy the best beaches and soak up the holiday atmosphere, most visitors eschew the city center when it comes to accommodations in Natal. Instead, many look to the southern beachside neighborhood of Ponta Negra, which brims with tourist resorts and the accompanying bars, restaurants, and cafes. If you want to escape the tourist route and experience the city itself, you'll find plenty of options along the beachside boulevard of Av. Presidente Cafe Filho--a stone's throw from the beach and the city center. For something much quieter, surrounded by rolling dunes and clear waters, stay on the seafront next to Parque das Dunas.
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