Rio Grande do Norte

Rio Grande do Norte has a rich culture and history, as well as sunny beaches, dunes and cliffs and sertão (seridó) with a unique landscape and rock inscriptions.

Strong winds, sun, dunes, beaches, cliffs and the friendliness of the state accompany visitors throughout the coast of Rio Grande do Norte.

But beware: there is much, much to be explored outside the itineraries of the buggies that cut sand and dunes up and down, taking tourists to enjoy the best of the surroundings of Christmas.

Having as a base the beautiful and welcoming capital of Rio Grande do Norte, however, is a luxury that you don't have to give up.

The Via Costeira taken by hotels, Morro do Careca, Ponta Negra Beach, Forte dos Reis Magos and a charming historic center are there to continue seducing.

The attraction is such that there are direct flights from European capitals to Natal, where foreign visitors disembark who have been booking their pleasure for years, buying houses and land around there.

Being in Natal in Rio Grande do Norte opens up the possibility of making a day trip to places like the parrachos from Maracajaú, as coral reef formations a few kilometers off the coast are called.

Hiring a buggy to go adventure in the Genipabu dunes is a classic.

As well as heading to Pipa beach, with rivers and lagoons, the spectacular view from the cliffs of Praia do Amor, not to mention the dolphin watching on boat trips.

Expect a lot of action and hype in Pipa in Rio Grande do Norte, especially at night, on Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos.

If your business is quiet, start moving a little further away from the capital. Going up 100 kilometers, reaching where the map of Brazil curves to the left, is Sao Miguel do Gostoso. The rustic and simple air remains, even with the appearance of inns and restaurants in the last decade.

The streets are still dirt and, as far as the eye can see, there are beautiful beaches, with coconut trees, palm trees and soft sand. The most beautiful in the region is bulls, with dunes and rock formations. Ponta do Santo Cristo, with strong winds, consolidates itself as a point for the kitesurfing and windsurfing crowd.

Continuing in the left direction of the map of Rio Grande do Norte, 90 kilometers more, is another mirage, Chickens, an even smaller village, with just over 2 inhabitants.

Access is not easy, it has to be done by boat or 4×4 vehicles, which guarantees isolation and calm to enjoy the green and beautiful sea. The streets are sandy and the transport is done by buggy.

buggy drivers leave Sao Miguel do Gostoso and take you to the top of the dunes, canoe trips on the Aratuá River and visits to neighboring Galos make up the package of attractions.

But if you have time on your trip, consider spending a few nights there doing nothing.

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