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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  • Very beautiful beach!! I thought the quiet, but as in any place is good to be aware. I found absurd a tourist spot, with the bathrooms locked up and dirty. As I've been informed the officials weren't going to work for non-payment. Justíssima, who works deserves to receive. The sea is agitated. For those who prefer calm water, can proceed to the front of the morro do careca, there the sea calm down for bath, ideal for children. Be careful with the issue of the tents, because they give you two options: pay rent tables and chairs, around 10.00 onwards to spend the day or consume a COP like or meal and not pay table and chairs. Note: shoot like from 50.00, lunch from 70.00 However if they choose to rent chairs, can buy snack on hand to sellers who pass and lunch at the Boardwalk, from 16.90.
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  • This beach has a beauty that from anywhere it can be seen, Morro do Careca, we can still sit on the waterfront and hop in the shower and relaxed in the warm waters of the sea, all good.
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  • Beautiful views and great for hiking/races. Mother little violent when the tide is full. Pity that was abandoned half in terms of infrastructure and security.
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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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