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. Make Parrachos de Maracajau a part of your Natal vacation plans using our Natal trip planner .
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  • October 5, 2017
    Think of paradise on Earth! Beautiful place, restaurant fair price, exceptional Guide, plan to come back!
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  • October 3, 2017
    Great infrastructure, the price is a little steep in some places, the rides are great, clean beach, do not recommend on rainy days.
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  • October 2, 2017
    We went on family to go snorkelling and diving one of us did. The cost of the excursion is 100 reais per person, if you want to dive are other 100 reales, 10 real the shirt of neoprene and 60 real photos or the rental of the gopro. Eat the bar is not expensive, food is delicious and service is amazing. The toilets and the showers are very clean. When we got to the catamaran to the platform where the reefs are the Coordinator he said let's not take anything and quietly a backpack with things can be instead of renting the locker. The platform there is space to put things and they do not get wet. After lunch you carry in a truck to a beach where there is a lake with Paraguayan hammocks, bars and lounge chairs. Also you can rent a few canisters to row on the Lake.
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