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Cotovelo Beach

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Address: Rua Paramirim, Parnamirim, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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Awesome place to stay and enjoy the beach and peace!

We spent two nights there and we were very happy we did... just excellent location and aminities and staff..

Reviewed April 16, 2017
Kader F
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

We spent two nights there and we were very happy we did... just excellent location and aminities and staff..

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Thank Kader F
Parnamirim, Brazil
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7 reviews
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

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...

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Thank Luis G
Edinburgh
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016

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.

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Thank AlanBrasil
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

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Thank Mike M
Lisbon, Portugal
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71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2015

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... More 

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Thank juniorblues
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2015

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.

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Thank Laurence M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2014

The beach at Cortovelo is named after a part of your anatomy in the middle of your arm. An elbow is not the most beautiful part of a body but this is one of the most beautiful beaches near Natal. Away from the gutter clutter of Ponte Negro this is a beautiful beach with two good value and picturesque restaurants... More 

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Thank stevesmith127
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nice and quiet place to sit down and relax! No service available so pack the basics. Way nicer than famous Pipa.

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Thank Shana Z
Sao Paulo, SP
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44 reviews
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you are visiting natal and do not have much time, take a taxi e go to cotovelo beach. after 12 km and ca. 40 Reais you will be in a beautiful beach. Very good if you have children due to the restaurant infrastructure and calm see to swim.

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Thank Denison D
Fortaleza, CE
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1,049 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a small beach in Natal. Locals like it very much because it is near the city but not in the city. Two main restaurants can be used as beach points. The smaller one is cheaper and in my opinion better.

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Thank Fabiano F

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