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Praia do Cotovelo

Parnamirim, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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Ranked #16 of 85 attractions in Natal
Type: Beaches
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Sao Paulo, SP
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting natal and do not have much time, take a taxi e go to cotovelo beach. after 12 km and ca. 40 Reais you will be in a beautiful beach. Very good if you have children due to the restaurant infrastructure and calm see to swim.

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Fortaleza, CE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a small beach in Natal. Locals like it very much because it is near the city but not in the city. Two main restaurants can be used as beach points. The smaller one is cheaper and in my opinion better.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place has a great view and it is really good for those who a totally beginners surfing. There two restaurants at the falesias and the falesia , it self has highlight.

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Newark, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We have been to Praia di Cotovelo twice now and have enjoyed our holiday there both times. We stay at one end and there are 2 beach bars and restaurants at the other end, which serve good food. I really enjoy the walk along the beach each day providing the tide is right as it comes up quite high. Although... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Without doubt the nicest beach on the litoral in Natal The water is clean (not like the other beaches in the city) there is a quiet area for childrens, and more activ area for kite surf on the other part 2 restaurants and one nice Pousada with nice view

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Natal, RN
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I am not sure why I didn't like this beach but i wasn't impressed. the water was murky, could have been the day we went but overall wasn't the best vibe. I like Praia de Pirangi Norte and Buzios much better.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We had a great time at this beach. Is really close to Natal downtown, so when we went for some plane no so good, we returned for this beach, because is always good. There is a nice restaurant with good food at a reasonable price, and you can have a lunch looking the waves. Is really lovely and poorly known.... More

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Sao Paulo
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

There's a place that serves seafood by the beach, decorated with giant crabs outside. Nice food, and a perfect spot to chill while the kids enjoy the beach. Calm waters, perfect for kids.

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