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Praia de Ponta Negra

Address: Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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Natal City and the Southcoast Tour
Ranked #24 of 74 Attractions in Natal
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: This lively and popular beach is located near shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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165 reviews 165 reviews
46 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's a place that draws you in for its beach, but that puts you into the frenzy of the crowds. Having restaurants and other small venues from which to people watch is key. This is the typical tourist beach stretch and that is not necessarily an immediate negative aspect. Rather, it is the human vibe and soul of this place... More

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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81 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The natural aspect of this beach was great. Sand, Sun, warm water, the best nature can give. But I visited during the world cup, and it was disorganized, lots of traffic, trash on main street, a lot still left in construction. The beach was full of tourists from US, Ghana, Greece, Japan, Mexico, and there was simply not a bit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

After reading many of the reviews below and noting when they were posted I'd say you have to give Ponta Negra another chance. If what is said is true then the authorities have listened. We stayed at the Blue Marlin Apartments right on the beach and Boardwalk. The boardwalk has undergone major restoration and was clean with lots of people... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Beautiful beach,ponta negra think is the best place to stay in natal, got the sandunes in natal you have the market close by and got smaller beaches close by like pipa

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Calgary, Canada
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97 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Enjoy the view. Warm waters. Also, you can buy and have it delivered to you drinks and food. Cold beer and good food available for fair and affordable prices! This place is a must to go in Natal.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Most of this beach is accessible only through very steep slopes, and I had to take a taxi to get to a place where access was possible through stairs. It was pretty crowded, and full of umbrellas and chaise longues on hire -- someone materialised as soon as I stepped on the beach and said that I would need to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Rent an umbrella for 5-10 reals for the whole day. People serve tasty alcoholic drinks and an assortment of food for a reasonable price. At first, you don't mind the peddlers trying to sell you art, jewelry, and random souvenirs but after about 5 minutes of constant bombardment you have to go out of your way to ignore them. Looking... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a beautiful beach, with lovely tidal sweeps and gorgeous dunes at the end. It is a very picturesque place to walk, and the waves come in with multiple easy breaks, a great place in which younger kids can sport. But don't expect to be able to sit and relax there. It may have been World Cup fever, but... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Use of Sun chairs, tables and umbrellas free. Food and drinks available for a price and brought to you. Lots of vendors but just wave them off and they do not bother. The board walk is nice but was under construction in many places.

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Stamford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We did not go on the beach at night as we were advised by other travelers that it wasn't a good idea. So our only experience was during the morning and afternoon hours. The water was really warm with nice waves. The beach itself was pretty big depending on the tides. We were staying at the northern end of Ponta... More

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