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You'll need a little planning to really get the most out of Natal, particularly when you wish to schedule in trips to museums and outdoor activities. And it's evident that you don't plan to sleep all day遥ou're excited to get out and play. You're eager to sign up for the best activities around, and an exploration of historic city neighbourhoods is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Our activities are the perfect way to organise your getaway. Book professional regional tours on Expedia, and you'll never get lost.
The capital of Rio Grande do Norte, this lovely city offers uncomplicated beachfront entertainment for all the family. With well organised beaches and a selection of great restaurants and lively nightlife, Natal is a splendid place to unwind. What’s more, it makes for the perfect place to set up before exploring the attractions Rio Grande do Norte state has to offer.
South Natal — The wealthiest district of Natal and home to the Ponta Negra beach, south Natal also boasts a wealth of great hotels, shopping malls and restaurants. Ponta Negra itself is a brilliantly organised holiday beachfront, with everything you might need for a lovely seaside break. It’s also home to Natal’s tallest sand dune, it’s most renowned landmark.
East Natal — This is where you’ll find Natal’s Historic Centre. Declared a national heritage site in 2010, this part of town has an abundance of historical buildings in a range of styles that include colonial, Neoclassical, Art Deco and modern. Whilst most of the heritage here dates from the late 19th and early 20th century, you will find traces that date all the way back to its 1599 beginnings.
North Natal — Walk along the is a platform that extends some way into the sea for a spectacular view of Ponte de Todos and the rest of the city before you head for the great Redinha beach where you’ll be able to sample some great, and very affordable, local cuisine.
West Natal — If you’re looking to explore further afield in Rio Grande do Norte, west Natal is where you’ll most likely head out from. From the intercity bus terminal here you’ll be able to reach Tibau do Sul, as well as other destinations. It’s in Tibau do Sul that you’ll discover the phenomenal beaches of Praia da Pipa, which are some of the most breathtaking in the region.
If you want to investigate Natal’s heritage then a great place to start is the Forte dos Reis Magos. Built in 1598 to defend against marauding French pirates, this star-shaped fortress has over the centuries served as military quarters, city administration offices and at one point even a prison. More architectural heritage can be found on Rua Chile. This historical street, festooned with 19th century architecture, is also home to a former palace. It’s also packed with great restaurants, museums, clubs and cultural centres.
If spending day after day relaxing on the beach is your thing, then you’ll be incredibly well served in Natal. However, if you’d like to get the blood pumping, then you should experience the dunes in a dune buggy or do some ziplining and sandboarding as you tour the area’s wonderful beaches.