Morro do Careca beach, Natal

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Located at the extreme southern end of the popular Ponta Negra, Morro do Careca beach includes a large dune that has become an iconic landmark of the city. This beach features an unusual combination of water, dunes, and lush vegetation, with its "Bald Hill" rising 120 m (374 ft) into the air. Though climbing of the hill was official forbidden in the 1990s in order to protect its fragile ecosystem against erosion, you can swim, snorkel, dive, kayak, windsurf, or simply relax right on the water’s edge. This entire area is completely urbanized, with numerous shops, bars, restaurants, and hotels. The sand is lined with huts selling food and drinks throughout the day and late into the night. Put Morro do Careca beach and other Natal attractions into our Natal tour builder tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful beach, wonderful water temperature, but in the days that we were (October) the tide was always high and narrow sand track. Next to the Hill a lot of rocks at the entrance to the sea, which made the bath. Many stalls offering all sorts of things every second. Anyway I like, nice people, educated, many craft shops along the Boardwalk and beautiful view of the beach next to the Morro do Careca.
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  • This part of the beach is the best for bathing, however the amount of stalls is, for me, a tremendous inconvenience. You don't stay 1 minute without being accosted by peddlers selling everything. I didn't like. There are other parts of Ponta Negra beach that are better due to the quiet.
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  • Morro do careca one of the tourist attractions of Ponta Negra Natal with the beach warm waters anyway one of the best location for hotels restaurants bars etc.
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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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