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Praia de Ponta Negra

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Address: Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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Natal City and the Southcoast Tour

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Great beach area and safe

This beach area is safe and has basically everything you need for shopping, food and entertainment. Lots of activity from morning till night time (or rather early morning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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116 reviews 116 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This beach area is safe and has basically everything you need for shopping, food and entertainment. Lots of activity from morning till night time (or rather early morning). Prices here for food are reasonable and good quality. During the daytime, there are lots of street food, at night it reduces, but still there are quite a number selling tasty pancakes... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nice beach with very warm water. At the far end of the beach the waves are very gentle, suitable for young children, while further along surfing is very popular.. Lots of cafes and bars are present, nice beach.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Natal has always made me happy since the first time i visited on my late 20's. the locals are nice, helpfull and of course Ponta Negra, Morro do Careca beach amazing... On my return, I was surprised with the amount of high rides bult along the coast, more bars, more restaurants...It still felt safe, warm sea waters but the feeling... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Fabulous sandy beach which goes on for miles, so you can walk and walk. Huge expanses of sand when the tide is out - however, when the tide comes in the beach almost disappears in places. There are sun loungers and umbrellas for hire - make sure you ask the price at the beginning, as we found they can vary!... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The beach is clean, there are many bars and restaurants where you can grab a drink or eat something. There are also many activities you can practice like stand up boarding, kayak, water sports. The best picture you can take is the one with the famous dune calle "morro di careca" just at the end of the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Ponta Negra is a beautiful beach. Local people sell a variety of food along the main drag and along the beach. There are plenty of restaurants and places to simply relax on a beach chair and have a Caiperina.

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Bayreuth, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Fifteen years ago this place was paradise. I was so disappointed when I came back. Polluted. Crowded. They're trying to save the beach by putting up these boulders as makeshift dunes. Ugly! You can't climb Morro do Careca anymore.

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Argentina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Nice beach. It's more of a beach for surfers. The dunes are pretty. Lots of hotels around. Some restaurants also. There are better beaches nearby.

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Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great beach, plenty of cheap cafes, restaurants & bars, clean, lots of activity, street vendors weren't aggressive

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Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is Natal's main beach. You can sit here all day long , what I did , or you can walk it is a very long beach and do your daily gym. The water is gorgeous . They sell everything souvenirs , food biquínis, they rent chairs and umbrelones, you can eat the oysters from Pipa. I love it .... More 

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