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. For Dunas de Genipabu and beyond, use our Natal road trip planner to get the most from your Natal vacation.
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  • One of the most fun so far! If you came to Christmas and didn't, you loss. Great view and great ride!
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  • Undoubtedly one of our best trips. Have several options of tours and ponds to visit. We stayed 6 days in Christmas and lacked time to visit so much cool, because each point is very far from the other, ends up being 1 day for each ride. Without doubt the best ride was diving in Maracajau and Buggy Ride, we did with CARLINHOS snake, a sympathy in person, in all the history of the city by the way, makes recommendation to stops along the way. The differential of the ride with CARLINHOS is complimentary for you a book of pictures he takes during the buggy ride. When we went down to "sleigh-" on a tour of the dunes, I was really scared he besides filming our kkkk descent of comrade, even gave moral support to encourage us to enjoy the ride, demonstrating concern in asking the boy to hold the speed of the descent kkkk THANKS CARLINHOS. RECOMMEND!
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  • Toast to visual, adrenaline, wind in the face, beautiful, refreshing recommend the skibunda and the aérobunda, also the ATV ride features a visaul beautiful and different.
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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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