Pacatuba is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Sergipe. The beautiful history of the foundation of the municipality of Pacatuba, 116 kilometres from Aracaju, would deserve a separate study. As historians say about the lands that make up this municipality, it is settled on a vast plateau. Pacatuba is a […]
Rio Grande do Norte
Rio Grande do Norte has a rich culture and history, as well as sunny beaches, dunes and cliffs, and the sertão (seridó) with its unique landscape and cave inscriptions.
Strong winds, sun, dunes, beaches, cliffs and the friendliness of the people of Rio Grande do Norte accompany visitors along the coast.
But beware: there is much, much to be explored outside the routes of the buggies that cut up and down the sand and dunes, taking tourists to enjoy the best of the surroundings of Natal.
However, being based in the beautiful and welcoming capital of Rio Grande do Norte is a luxury you don’t have to give up.
The Via Costeira, lined with hotels, the Morro do Careca, Ponta Negra Beach, the Forte dos Reis Magos and a charming historic centre are there to keep you enticed.
The attraction is such that there are direct flights from European capitals to Natal, where foreign visitors have been booking their holidays for years, buying houses and plots of land there.
Being in Natal in Rio Grande do Norte opens up the possibility of taking a day trip to places like the parrachos de Maracajaú, as the coral reef formations a few kilometres off the coast are called.
Hiring a buggy to go adventuring in the dunes of Genipabu is a classic.
So is heading to Praia de Pipa, with its rivers and lagoons, the spectacular view from the cliffs of Praia do Amor, not to mention dolphin watching on boat trips.
Expect a lot of excitement and hype in Pipa in Rio Grande do Norte, especially at night on Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos.
If quiet is your thing, start heading a little further away from the capital. Going up 100 kilometres, reaching where the map of Brazil makes a left turn, is São 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 palms, palm trees and soft sand. The most beautiful in the region is Tourinhos, with dunes and rock formations. The Ponta do Santo Cristo, with strong winds, is consolidated as a point for the kitesurfing and windsurfing crowd.
Continuing in the left direction of the map of Rio Grande do Norte, another 90 kilometres away, is another mirage, Galinhos, an even smaller village with just over 2,000 inhabitants.
Access is not easy, it has to be done by boat or 4×4 vehicles, which guarantees isolation and calm to enjoy the beautiful green sea. The streets are made of sand and transport is by carriage.
Buggies leave from São Miguel do Gostoso and take you to the top of the dunes, canoe trips along the Aratuá River and a visit to neighbouring Galos make up the package of attractions.
But if you have time left on your trip, consider spending a few nights there doing nothing.
A complete guide to make the most of the Praia de Pipa or Pipa Village belongs to the municipality of Tibau do Sul, in Rio Grande do Norte (RN). The village of Pipa is among the main attractions of the state of RN and is home to some of the […]
Natal is the capital of Rio Grande do Norte is known mainly for its natural beauty, with beaches, dunes, lagoons and the largest cashew tree in the world. The capital of Rio Grande do Norte is probably the only place in the world where it is Merry Christmas from January […]
Rio Grande do Norte has wonderful tourist itineraries, with beaches surrounded by dunes, archaeological sites and religious shrines, and unique attractions that go far beyond the capital Natal. Spectacular is one of the adjectives that easily describes Rio Grande do Norte. Spectacular is one of the adjectives that easily describe […]
The North Coast of RN has strong winds, sun, dunes, beaches, cliffs and the potiguar friendliness accompany visitors all along the coast. Many tourists who come to Rio Grande do Norte know the northern stretch of the coast from Natal. Here, I invite you to immerse yourself in more time […]
The dune buggy rides in Rio Grande do Norte are famous. Rio Grande do Norte, although one of the smallest in Brazil, has one of the longest coastlines. Protected from progress for several centuries, Rio Grande do Norte has preserved most of its beaches. The south coast developed earlier, as […]
Galinhos in Rio Grande do Norte has been emerging as a new tourist destination due to its deserted beaches and the preserved landscape of the region. Its main attraction is the Praia do Farol along with the Farol de Galinhos. The municipality of Galinhos in Rio Grande do Norte is […]
Transparent waters and coral reef are the attractions of Maracajaú beach (praia de Maracajaú) which is 55 km north of Natal. One of the most impressive things about the beach is the colour of the sea water. Maracajaú is the last beach in the municipality of Maxaranguape. The name of […]
Tibau do Sul, on the south coast of Rio Grande do Norte, near Natal. Those who visit Natal can go and return on the same day to, either by bus or car. Tibau do Sul may even be a name not so well known by tourists from different corners of Brazil. […]
Xingó Canyon, on the border between Sergipe and Alagoas, is one of the greatest natural wonders of the Northeast, located 200 kilometers from the capital Aracaju. Considered the fifth largest canyon in the world and the largest navigable canyon, the site has beautiful rocky walls carved naturally, with the action […]
The beaches of the southern coast of Sergipe, about 163 km long between the mouth of the São Francisco River to the north and the Rio Real to the south, still retain many of its beaches practically wild. There are 15 main beaches that make up the Sergipe coast: Praia […]
Inside the cove of Baía dos Golfinhos in Fernando de Noronha, one of the natural attractions of the archipelago, there is a high concentration of spinner dolphins, an oceanic and tropical species known for its behavior of jumping out of the water and performing up to seven rotations around its […]
São Miguel do Gostoso is a small paradise very close to Natal (108 km) and is considered one of the best peaks in the world for water sports, the city receives wind and kitesurfers from all over. Each year, the city gains more visibility and new hotel and gastronomic options […]
Parque dos Falcões is a park dedicated to birds of prey and an attraction in Itabaiana, Sergipe. Falcons, hawks, caracara and owls undergo rehabilitation on site. In the Serra de Itabaiana, tourists visit waterfalls and hike in the forest. Those who choose Sergipe as a tourist route cannot miss Itabaiana, […]
The statue of Santa Rita de Cássia and the religious tourist complex located on the banks of the BR-226 and the Trairi River, in the municipality of Santa Cruz in Rio Grande do Norte, attracts thousands of devotees every year. It is the largest statue in the entire American continent […]
The small municipality of Rio do Fogo, on the Potiguar coast, has a deserted beach, beautiful coconut trees, warm water and lots of fun along the rivers and dunes. The Praia do Rio do Fogo is located in the town of the same name, very close to Natal. The fishing […]