Swaths of white sand beaches and rolling dunes stretch along Brazil’s northeastern coast and whether you want to hit the waves or sip caipirinhas, Natal makes an ideal base for beach holiday. The closest city beaches are the Praia do Meio and Praia dos Artistas, all of which are lined with bars, restaurants and parasols, or cross over the Forte-Redinha bridge to laidback Redinha. The most famous resort is the vast Ponta Negra beach, located 10km south of the city center and overlooked by the towering 120-meter high Morro do Careca sand dune – one of Natal’s main attractions.
Category: Things To Do
August 19, 2013
From the sprawling favelas of Rio to the wild jungle of the Amazon rainforest, South America’s largest country is far too vast to tackle in just one week, but it’s still possible to get a taste of the highlights. Whether you book on a multi-day tour of Brazil, or plan a DIY trip, here are a few ideas for how to spend one week in Brazil.
July 22, 2013
Brazil is much touted for its multicultural makeup, evidenced most clearly in the renowned beauty of its people as well as in the uniqueness of its festivals and celebrations. While not exactly the most famous outside of the country, the Bumba Meu Boi festival combines the colorful, rhythmic cultural elements of African, indigenous, and European traditions in a boisterous, exhilarating folkloric bash.
May 13, 2013
Perched atop a picturesque promontory on the Northeast coast of Brazil, Salvador da Bahia serves as the perfect hub for day-long excursions throughout this naturally stunning, culture-rich region. From endless beaches and colonial-era architecture to adventure sports and conservation activities, myriad options await the adventurous traveler just a short hop away from the city.
April 29, 2013
Located just a couple of hours northeast along the coast from Salvador da Bahia, Praia do Forte combines the tropical splendor of typical Brazilian beach towns with the exciting “green” consciousness of emerging eco-tourism destinations.
April 15, 2013
Basking in permanent summer a mere 4 degrees south of the equator as it crosses northeastern Brazil, Canoa Quebrada has been a premier sun and splash spot for those in the know ever since the 1970s. Only a couple of hours away from Fortaleza, Canoa Quebrada offers visitors a lush, unique landscape of perfect palms and shifting sands, ideal for land- or sea-based activities such as swimming, rafting, kitesurfing, paragliding, horseback riding, biking, and adventures by dune buggy.