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Rio Grande do Norte

Natal, the ‘City of the Sun’, is the capital city of the state of Rio Grande do Norte and is one of Brazil’s most popular tourist destinations. Although having its own beautiful beaches Natal is often used as the base for exploring the rest of the state of Rio Grande do Norte which is known for its 400 miles of coastline , beautiful beaches, lagoons, and sand dunes. Other locations of interest are Genipabu, the Pitangui Lagoon, Parrachos de Maracaja and to the south, Tibau do Sul and Praia da Pipa (Pipa Beach).

About Rio Grande do Norte

Natal known as the ‘City of the Sun’ is well known for its beautiful beaches and for being the gateway to exploring the rest of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Rio Grande do Norte is famous for its dunes with the most famous being Genipabu which is only 25 kilometres from Natal and a protected area made up of a complex of dunes and a freshwater lagoon.

Equally of interest are the Parrachos de Maracajaú with its coral reefs seven kilometers of the beach and which form natural pools occupying an area of 13km excellent for snorkeling and diving.

To the south and only 70km from Natal is Tibau do Sul and Praia da Pipa (Pipa Beach) known for its 10 meter high vertical cliffs, fine white sand, crystal clear waters, and preserved forest regions.
Buggy tours are the most popular local activity in Rio Grande do Norte but kite surfing, boating, diving, windsurfing , stand up and surfing are also popular activities.


Natopia offers you a range of experiences to help you get the most of the natural wonders Rio Grande do Norte has to offer. If you cannot find what you are looking for let us know and with our knowledge, connections, and access we will help you find the natural experiences that will make your trip to Rio Grande do Norte something you will remember for a lifetime.