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Ponta Negra

Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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Ranked #21 of 83 attractions in Natal
Type: Beaches
Description: This lively and popular beach is located near shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have been in Ponta Negra and Prai dos Artistas. Very dirty place, streets destroyed, many tras in every place, and the smell is terrible. Rats in the street and in the beach. The only good place to visit is DuNAS THE GENIPABU, AN MARACAJAU. POOR INFRAESTRUCTURE AND YOU WILL BE IN TROUBLES WITHOUT A CAR. Many heavy sellers. I... More

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Natal, RN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

my Daughter who works and lives,in Ponte Negra and I ( visiting from uk) ,were going out for the evening , it was eight thirty at night when we were mugged by a tall young man carrying a two feet long knife, sad to say ,for all it's many attractions it is not a safe place in some areas at... More

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Paulista, PE
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

A praia é linda! Embora o calçadão esteja quebrado, não mancha a beleza da praia. Cheguei sozinho a Natal e me encontrei com amigos, seguindo para a praia de Ponta Negra. Há vários restaurantes a beira mar e sabendo escolher vai achar um preço justo, e a vista: magnífica! Se você gosta de surf, há boas ondas para pegar e... More

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Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Due to recent works at the beach it is not very easily to reach the sea... At some places are stairs but as the works still continue not every part of ponta negra beach is accessible with ease. Furthermore are groups of youngsters trying successfully to rob visitors, and as there are some alleyways up to the villa of ponta... More

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Brazil
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Perhaps, the best feature of the Ponta Negra Beach is its sight. The whole neighborhood is located in a high site having the beach in the bottom. Second I would say the nightlife in the high site is full of nice restaurants, creperies, etc. The only downpoint is that it has some prostitution activities in the promenade.

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Toronto
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I guess everything is relative - this is the BEST urban beach I have ever been to. Lets start with the water - the Atlantic Ocean water is warm and clean here. The sand is soft. And in general, the beach area appeared clean of garbage. Yes - there are beach vendors. Yes - the promenade needs to be updated... More

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Campinas, SP
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The Morro do Careca is a sight, and the beach in front of it is the best for children, except for the dirt. When the tide is high it is difficult to get as the beach has eroded. Went near on a rainy day and the waters running from the street had a foul smell.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Never before have I seen such a terrible destroyed beach promenade full of trash. Disgusting. Here, for years done nothing to repiared the promenade. Every second coming beach vendors and beggars. Intrusive. Never again I'm going to this beach.

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Recife, PE
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Ponta Negra is overrated. As you walk the beach, you'll see how the sea-side sidewalk is being eaten away by the tides. Careful to not step into a hole. You might even see some exposed sewage pipes. You can smell the sewage, the trash. Based on seeing this sidewalk and the smells, I would no dare swim in the beach.... More

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

the beach is nice with good restaurants around area. Is a hard place to find a public parking and several people advice us to be careful with our stuff. The true is that around Natal you have better beaches closed. However, most of the hotels are closed Ponta negra, so you must go to see but I don't think the... More

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