Parrachos de Maracajau, Natal

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Explore the region’s famous Parrachos de Maracajau, a series of reefs sheltering a fragile ecosystem of several types of coral and dozens of species of fish, crustaceans, and mollusks. Several tour operators offer guided snorkeling and diving trips, designed to introduce visitors to the colorful coral reefs, which are an important part of a large Coral Reef Preservation Area. Start your adventure with a buggy ride around the nearby beaches, and spend the rest of the day discovering the natural wonders hidden inside the warm pools of crystalline water formed by these coral formations. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Parrachos de Maracajau by using our Natal travel itinerary planner.
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  • Before leaving is nice looking taboa tidal, Maracajaú sites offer this Cattail for everyday, because the lower the tide better diving is generally the ideal is up 0.4, so planning is needed. In addition to craft the coral reefs usually come out 3 times a day around 7:00, 12:00 and 2:00 pm, some sites talk about timetables of the rides. When it comes to beach Maracajaú is already beautiful and magic with calm waters and warm. The ride to the coral reefs is wonderful and the staff very good and differentiated by the crew of the boat, they provide all the assistance that you need, including stay vigilant watching the passengers on the boat during the swim to if there are any complications. On the boat they sell water, some sell food and there are bars that are anchored in coral reefs, and the price doesn't run from prices paid in land. In addition there is a professional photographer on the boat that takes pictures their great angles that would be hard to get alone with a cell phone, these photos are without obligation, i.e., he takes the photos and you buy if you like it, but I thought it worth buying the photos that photographer (I paid 70 reais per 150 photos of two people). The diving is amazing, something magical, elusive, can be sure that it's worth every penny paid for (paid 80 reais per person). When I got the ride I had lunch in a restaurant that was also very well attended and the lunch price is very good. Well worth going, all very good.
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  • Really is beautiful! But the ride is only worth if the tide is low and the calm sea. But the agencies operating the attraction and out for diving without the favorable conditions. Since it's an attraction a bit salty (varies from 120.00 to 150.00 per person) is worth looking for an agency so you get to see the best day for the ride.
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  • We did the walk from one of the bases where the sail catamarans that take tourists up to the coral reefs. Due to tides, only three matches are scheduled a day. As there is no prior planning of the number of tourists to visit the place, there's a buildup of people that in some cases could not make the trip for not knowing to swim. If well planned trips would be much more productive.
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