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Natal: Where to stay, what to do, how much to spend...???

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Natal: Where to stay, what to do, how much to spend...???

Hello everyone!

My wife and I are planning a 6-day stay around Natal in February of next year.

I hear that most of the attractions are outside of the city, and that it is best to hire a car to be able to do all of the attractions over the whole stay... We are not after a 5 star resort, just somewhere clean and safe. As we are very active individuals, so a bit of adrenaline would be good too!

Could anyone please provide me with ideas of where to stay, what to do, and how much to spend?

Many thanks,

Carlos

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1. Re: Natal: Where to stay, what to do, how much to spend...???

Have you thought of flying from Natal to Fernando de Noronha?

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2. Re: Natal: Where to stay, what to do, how much to spend...???

Great suggestion, BUT that would be far too expensive. I was thinking more about the activities around Natal, which are a short drive away.

I will be flying out from Sao Paulo, where will be staying both before and after this trip.

To be honest, this trip doesn't have to be in Natal. We just thought it would be nice - we've already been to Salvador. We thought Natal would be an equally fun place to go to, with both history, activities and a beach.

Many thanks.

Carlos

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3. Re: Natal: Where to stay, what to do, how much to spend...???

Carlos:

Thanks for the additional infromation. I guess the next question is when in February since Carnaval is Feb. 18 - 22. That is a tough time to travel. If you are going to come at the beginning of February, then I suggest Recife. I love the pre-carnaval celebrations both in the old part of Recife (Recife Velho) as well as the historical city of Olinda that is right next to Recife. After about three days of day and night activity, I suggest coming to Maragogi. It is a two hour ride to the south of Recife. There you will be able to find good three star accomodations and access to the second largest system of reefs in the world with fantastic natural pools. Obviously, I am prejudiced, living here most of the year now. But, knowing Natal, I think you will be disappointed. If you want we can talk more about this. Just let me know.

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