Genipabu Beach & Dunes, Natal

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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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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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  • I recommend to know this beach in a buggy ride. Stop in Bar 21 to tapas and beer and beautiful views.  more »
  • Please do not get me wrong: the place is beautiful. But - to my liking - completely spoiled by occupation. There is almost no beach space - everything is taken by thousands of plastic tables and chair...  more »
  • It is vey nice, totally different, great buggy ride combined with many things that the family can enjoy. Pictures are incredible, but you need lots of sun screen, sun glasses and cash for souvenirs an...  more »