Genipabu Beach & Dunes, Natal

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#4 of 50 in Outdoors in Natal
Nestled inside an important environmental protection area, Genipabu Beach & Dunes 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. To visit Genipabu Beach & Dunes on your holiday in Natal, and find out what else Natal has to offer, use our Natal trip builder.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Genipabu beach is really fascinating. The swim itself may even not have much difference from other places, including there are other far more attractive, but the whole of the beach makes all the difference. The huge sand dunes on the edge of the beach, with exotic tours of dromedaries and the exciting Buggy Ride are attractions that deserve to be enjoyed. Although they are not low-cost activities worth investing in unique moments.
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  • August 8, 2017
    beautiful dunes and a different attraction are the hidromedálios. Thrill rides on the dunes, a day of a lot of fun.
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  • August 6, 2017
    We pipe corridos by rain and came to genipabu. The best days. The beaches have the disadvantage of being dirty and have enough waves if you like surfing. No rent tablas.la tide does not go up much so all elndia enjoy and dawn is the most wonderful thing that there is to take a walk through the dunes
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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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