Cotovelo Beach
Cotovelo Beach
4.5
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,720 reviews
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Very good
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kingflip
Sao Paulo, SP68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Family
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.
Written April 19, 2012
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monte n
Stockholm, Sweden44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
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. You can rent a surf or body boarding and play in the beach. I highly recommend in Natal
Written February 1, 2013
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Laurence M
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
I enjoyed this beach for a few reasons. It was not crowded. There is space for kids to play... The waves weren't huge but they weren't flat either. There are only 2 spots for chairs and umbrellas...so BYOAnything you need. parking was also easy. It's also another beach you can hang out at until late afternoon.
Written January 26, 2015
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Linda C
Newark-on-Trent, UK287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
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 it is difficult to swim as the waves crash down, it is great to go into the water to cool down. Most of the time there are very few people on the beach apart from near the beach bars.
Written March 9, 2014
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laurentvincenti
Phuket12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
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
Written November 25, 2013
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K F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
We spent two nights there and we were very happy we did... just excellent location and aminities and staff..
Written April 16, 2017
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Luis G
Parnamirim, Brazil8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
It's one of the best beaches in Natal. In fact Cotovelo is in Parnamirim, near Natal by the "Rota do Sol", Sun Route, 15 km.
Came to visit us...
Written January 17, 2017
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AlanBrasil
Edinburgh, UK14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Praia Cotovelo is a 30 minute bus ride south of Natal.
It's a quieter beach than Ponta Negra but still with the usual beach drinks and food. My crab lunch was good. It's pleasant but unremarkable.
Written May 22, 2016
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Mike M
New York City, NY8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
The beach is very dangerous with currents and its very deep. The surroundings are typical northeastern Brazil don't expect too much of Cotovelo Beach
Written May 27, 2015
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Jorge O
Lisbon, Portugal85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
If you have a car, this is a better option than ponta negra or any other urban beach.

The "special" is the crab. It's nothing fancy but it's cheap.

Good: Low number of street vendors, street vendors not so invasive; lots of space; Crab, Ginga (very small fried fish), cheap beer. restaurant shade (seats) are not rented, you just pay what you eat/drink.

Bad: The service is slow and made by young, non-experienced, low-numbered boys;
Written April 21, 2015
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