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Address: Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Description: This lively and popular beach is located near shops, bars, restaurants and...
This lively and popular beach is located near shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.
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Beautiful Beach

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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Tavira, Portugal
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Vibrant area, lovely beach with plenty of bars/restaurants that are excellent for people watching. The 3 bars we visited were excellent value for money, a strong caipirinha was less than £2 in sterling. Vendors selling on the street were not aggressive,and actually very polite when anyone declined to buy something from them

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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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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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