Rio do Fogo in RN has paradisiacal beaches, lagoons and preserved forest

Barra do Punaú in Rio do Fogo RN
Barra do Punau

The small municipality of Rio do Fogo, on the coast of Rio Grande do Sul, it has a deserted beach, beautiful coconut trees, warm water and lots of fun in the rivers and dunes.

A Rio do Fogo beach is in the city of the same name, very close to Christmas.

The town of fishermen already has about ten thousand inhabitants and maintains its popularity for being a place with its very peaceful lifestyle.

The attractions are lakes, parrachos, preserved forest, cliffs, dunes and peace of mind.

Local tourism is represented by the beauty of the beaches of Rio do Fogo, Barra de Punaú, Pititinga and Zumbi.

Zumbi Beach - Rio do Fogo RN
Zumbi Beach – Rio do Fogo RN

Ecotourism also has its attractions, such as: mangrove reserve, parts of the Atlantic Forest, parrachos, lagoons, dunes and Morro do Urubu. One of the most beautiful scenarios is Barra de Punaú.

The bar is the meeting point between the river and the sea. We suggest the tourist to enjoy the beautiful sunset in this region.

The name of the city Rio do Fogo, according to the residents of the region, was given by fishermen who, at sunset, saw a ball of fire over the river.

Video about Rio do Fogo in RN

Sights of Rio do Fogo in RN

Punau bar

One of the most beautiful scenarios is Barra de Punaú, where the river meets the sea and is perfect for enjoying the sunset.

The dark waters of the creek divide Zumbi beach – wild and colorful because of the fishing boats – and Pititinga beach.

Barra de Punaú - Rio do Fogo RN
Barra de Punaú – Between fine sand dunes is the mouth of the Punaú River

Protected and with natural pools, both are popular for diving, sailing and canoeing. On the beach that gives the city its name, the highlight is the Lagoa do Fogo.

The complete tour of the region should include hikes towards the fishing villages. In the villages, you can see the wealth of local crafts, with delicate pieces in labyrinth lace.

The tour starts in Punaú, one of the districts belonging to Rio do Fogo.

Pititinga Beach - Rio do Fogo RN
Pititinga Beach – Rio do Fogo RN

The buggy tour makes the first stop at the top of the dune from where you can see the giant pinwheels of wind farms. On the other side are the beaches.

The dunes are mobile and change position according to the wind.

Mutuca Lagoon

Ahead, another stop for refreshment: the Mutuca Lagoon in Rio do Fogo – a reference to a very small mosquito.

Map of the beaches of the RN coast
Map of the beaches of the RN coast

The lagoon is in a private area. Therefore, only people who are authorized can enter. The lagoon, larger than an official soccer field, is supplied by rainwater absorbed by the dunes.

Zumbi Beach

Two kilometers later there is Praia de Zumbi, with open sea, without reefs. A calm beach, where you can bathe without problems. The waves are below a meter.

Zumbi beach has a wild beauty as a result of being an almost unknown beach.

It is a typical fishing village, but it also serves as a retreat for some vacationers. Its landscape is composed of coconut trees, low dunes and the sea is calm. If you want to know this beach, it is only 70km from Natal RN.

Zumbi Beach - Rio do Fogo RN
Zumbi Beach

Rio do Fogo beach

In Rio do Fogo, the sea is like a “swimming pool”, without waves, the beach is not very popular and the water temperature is around 27ºC.

Another peculiarity of the fishing village is the shade created by immense coconut groves by the sea.

Rooms at the inns are 300 meters from the beach. One of them has a leisure structure set up for use during the day. The pool is natural.

At this time of year, the color of the water draws attention – reddish because of the vegetation in the region. There is also another detail: “when the tide is high, the river is XNUMX/XNUMX.

Half salt water, half fresh water. So you have that sensitivity of feeling the water very hot at the bottom and cold at the top.

The kayak tour costs R$ 5, for half an hour. The stand up paddle costs R$130 for two hours. The zipline with a fall in the river is cheap: R$ 5 per person and the quad bike ride along the beach – R$ 60, for half an hour for two people. Under the sun, in the shade of coconut trees or tents, in Rio do Fogo the wind does not stop.

Parrachos de Rio do Fogo or Parrachos de Perobas

It is in the municipality of Touros, located approximately 75 km north of Natal, that Parrachos de Perobas are located.

Parrachos de Rio do Fogo or Parrachos de Perobas RN
Parrachos de Rio do Fogo or Parrachos de Perobas RN

Also known as Parrachos de Rio do Fogo, they are a group of corals (coral reef) that, during low tide, form natural pools, which can be dived with a snorkel or cylinder.

Shallower than the Parrachos de Maracajaú and with less marine life, they receive fewer tourists and have a much simpler structure.

There are no floating platforms (support point at sea), such as the one at Maracajaú Diver, nor a support base (on land) with various leisure options, such as Ma Noa Park.

However, the visit can be combined with a stop at the paradisiacal Barra de Punaú, where it is possible to see dunes, deserted beaches, beautiful coconut groves and the meeting of the clear waters of the Punaú River with the sea.


Map of the coast of RN
Map of the coast of RN

Rio do Fogo RN neighbors the municipalities of bulls, Maxarangupe and Pureza,Rio do Fogo is located 13 km south-east of Touros, the largest city in the vicinity.

Rio do Fogo RN and Northeast Tourism and Travel Guide

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