Natal is one of the host cities for the World Cup next summer. I'm heading down in June 2014 with three other friends and we chose Natal from all of the other host cities. I have been trying to email hotels and private condo owners, but all have been reluctant to book this far in advance. It seems as though they are waiting to see how high rates might go as we get closer to the event. I'm looking for input or recommendations on a good hotel or a good rental-by-owner website that is trustworthy. I'm a little apprehensive about the rental-by-owner concept at this point. For an event of this size, with people coming in from all over the world, it seems like it could be an easy target for scammers.