Morro do Careca beach, Natal
(3.8/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
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. Morro do Careca beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Natal Edition.
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  • A special natural attraction. Too bad he's in military area that makes it impossible to access, but it's good for the ecological balance.
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  • It is a hill or mound that has nothing of particular single is regarded as typical of the city but is not something spectacular.
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  • It's a great beach, very quiet, a good supply of bars and restaurants across the edge, a view of the Morro do Careca linda, sorry that is no longer allowed to climb, but it's beautiful. Good waves for those who surf, my boyfriend enjoyed surfing there. And the night's mass walk by there enjoying that breeze, it's worth spending a weekend there, not to mention that there are a lot of things there around to visit and meet. Christmas mass, we love the days we spent there. It's a good tip for end-of-year parties and vacations.
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