Ponta Negra Beach, Natal

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Ponta Negra Beach, a lively beach dotted by numerous convenient tourist facilities, has long been a beloved hang-out spot for both locals and passing visitors. The sand is lined with huts, locally called "barracas," selling food and drinks to beachgoers throughout the day, with several staying open late into the night. You can swim, dive, and snorkel in these calm waters, or spend the day browsing the many nearby shops, bars, clubs, and restaurants. Located at the extreme southern end of the beach is the famous Morro do Careca (Bald Hill), a large dune and an iconic landmark of the city. To the north of the beach is the Via Costeira (Coastal Way), a long road connecting this site with several other popular beaches along the coast. Put Ponta Negra Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Natal day trip planning app .
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  • the best view and a lush sunset, fascinated by this place that I was 7 days coming back always
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  • There isn't much to say about this beach, you get a seat with an umbrella. But there is also some things to do there as well! You can have a buggy trip on the Morro do Careca, and also people sell som...  more »
  • To close the evening of a day at the beach. There are very nice house where you drink a caipirinha and enjoy the sunset
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  • I lived in the Ponta Negra area for a year and all I can say about this place is that it's amazing and I will always miss it. The beach can be a bit croweded sometimes but it's totally worth the visit.
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  • Beautiful beach with strong waves, marked by the Morro do Careca which gives a beauty. The climb on the Hill is prohibited to avoid silting, but beauty pays off, great clicks can be taken. At high tide the strip of sand is well reduced, but downtown you can walk quietly, the tour can also be done by large footwear. Retired earlier are in excellent conditions currently, generally clean. On the edge there are several restaurants, steakhouses, seafood, foreign and regional cuisines. However abusive prices charged in kiosks in relation to payment of chairs and sunshades-attention.
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  • Urban beach most famous in town. To have access you need to descend a slope not so small, by the way, and of course, on the way back it takes gas to beam her. However, to circumvent this small drawback is possible sd stay in good hotels or inns by the sea or nearby. For being a tourist beach prices are exorbitant and the amount of stalls is large
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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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