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This beach has a ski slope on its side!

This beach has a ski slope on its side! In the high season this is a quite busy beach full of beach... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
adrianai9imoveis
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Taiba, CE
Windy but lovely

Wonderful beach to take a long stroll when tide is out. Water temperature was nice. Miles of... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
copejenney
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Carlsbad, California
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Wonderful Urban Unique Bay Beach of 4 km of fantastic sand , in North Oeste of Brazil. It´s the nearest place to Africa , from the Latin American Continent , Climate Semi - Equatorial , Temperature 21 -33 graus in the four seasons , 300 days of sun...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Rua Joao Rodrigues de Oliveira 1961 | Apartamento 4A, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59090-210, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the perfect place to lay back and let life go by you , affordable , awesome seafood and great caipirinhas !!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank miguel angel b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place with many typical gastronomic options of the region, such as shrimp, crab, fish, tapioca, local exotic fruit ice cream

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maria Helena de... M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ponta Negra beach is where all the hotel, restaurants and kraft fairs are. The nice thing about it is that even in the high season, you can stay on the beach, swim in the ocean, lie on the sand because it´s clean and there is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ricardo T
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Loved this beach. Overall it was relatively clean but varies depending on where you are on the beach. Areas that less people frequent are cleaner. The nice part about this beach is that it is so long, nice sand, smooth walk into the water with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 14Roger
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

We brought our little baby to the beach where she did her first steps! The water is constantly at 28 degrees which is perfect for kids. The only potential downside is that it has waives.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Goran M
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

We was there in Sunday, than the beach was crowded. Big waves are not very good to have fun. We will try again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marcelo S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This beach has a ski slope on its side! In the high season this is a quite busy beach full of beach sellers of all kind, even have mobile jukeboxes! In other words this is a party in the day type of beach

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank adrianai9imoveis
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I have been coming to this beach for a number of years and as time goes by I like it less and less. The natural setting of the beach is lovely, long stretches of sand, a high sand dune and ocean waves. But the man-made...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikesk0r
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful beach to take a long stroll when tide is out. Water temperature was nice. Miles of shoreline to walk on. A few beach hawkers around but they aren’t too pushy and leave you alone if you say No Obrigado. The wind can be strong...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank copejenney
Reviewed August 20, 2018

It is a great beach, one of the best in Natal, many miles long where you can go for a walk, there are many places to buy food, drinks and souvenirs. Ideal for kitesurf , the sea is not as warm and calm as in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Thomsons Flights to Natal / Ponta Negra (4 Replies)
We are off next week on the Thompsons flight to Natal for 2 weeks - can anyone let me know what the flight is like? Is it worth pre booking seats and how much are drinks on the flight? Need to know as my partner is 6'2" and built like the proverbial brick out house.....Many thanks
January 10, 2006|
Response fromJKayland|
Good question and I'll be interested in the reply as I'm going out at the end of Feb and sound very similar to your partner size wise. If no one replies can you post your feedback here so I get some decent intel in advance please?
Hols4life
somerset
Rifoles Praia Hotel (2 Replies)
Had a wonderful holiday at the Rifoles Praia first two weeks in November. Weather was excellent - always windy which keeps the temperature down (be careful not to burn). Staff very helpful and breakfast buffet is good - lots of fruit, sweet breads, cheeses, meats, omlettes etc. Did not eat in hotel at night - lots of places around (the majority are a good half hour walk along the promenade at Ponta Negra beach - a nice walk). The rooms are adequate and most balconies quite small with a...More
November 28, 2005|
Response fromliveforthesun|
Hi we have just booked this hotel for March next year flying with Thomson. How long is the flight to Natel, we are going bed and breakfast so is eating out cheap? Would be grateful for any information. Thanks Nicky
Graymax2
Wakefield
Natal Brazil (3 Replies)
Hi everyone,returned from Ponta negra Brazil yesterday, only one way to describe this place, Awsome, friendly people, great beaches,good local transport, and overall some of the best and cheapest food we have eaten anywhere, including USA and Cyprus, my two personal favourites before going to Brazil.One place stands out, Pirandello, coming from Ponta negra towards Natal, Praaia shopping on the left, take the street immediately before P.S and restaurant is 100 yards on the left.Take a plate...More
December 08, 2007|
Response fromMann M|
Hi, my name is Sergio and one week I will travel to Natal. How did you do know the place? did you rent a car?, boogie? or just traval agency?