Rio Grande do Norte is a region blessed by nature, and everywhere you can enjoy beautiful beaches with warm waters and landscapes that will make your trip unforgettable. 

Christmas, known as "The Capital of the Dunes", has a privileged natural structure, forming a coastal city with a quiet climate, projected between dunes and seaside shores. The city offers easy access to the coast and the interior of the state, serving as a base for most tourists arriving in Rio Grande do Norte..

These characteristics have formed a city with great potential for tourism, which can be very well used by couples and families all year round. The hotel chain is surprising. There are resorts, hotels and inns for all budgets, scattered throughout the city.

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The capital of Potiguar is also very popular with Brazilians and foreigners looking to tours in christmas and around the city. Fishing villages, dunes, lagoons and paradisiacal beaches with strong winds, attract athletes and amateurs who want to practice water sports or sailing, such as kite and windsurf.

In Black tip, the most popular neighborhood of the city, you will find restaurants, hotels, bars and clubs, overlooking the main postcard of the city, Morro do Careca. During the morning, hundreds of people take advantage of the climate of the region to enjoy the main attractions of the capital and bathe in the green waters of the coast, during the night, the typical forró pé de serra takes over the edge, animating tourists and residents.

What to do in Christmas

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The main attraction of Natal is Ponta Negra Beach, in addition to having one of the most beautiful views in the state, it is in the neighborhood that you will find the best leisure options and a well-structured waterfront with options for restaurants, bars and shops.

If you are looking for a place away from the big hustle and bustle, Praia do Cotovelo may be an option. Just 12 km from the center, the small and quiet beach has calm waters and fine sand, surrounded by stunning views.


The most classic and unmissable tour in Natal, takes tourists to surreal beauties a few km from the capital of Potiguar. In addition to the dunes of the Dunas de Genipabu Ecological Tourist Park, the tours pass through other attractions, such as the Pitangui and Jacumã Lagoons.

Reis Magos Fort

In the Fortaleza dos Reis Magos is the entire history of the city, in a guided tour the visitor will get to know the entire structure of the fort and understand how the state capital was born.

Pitangui Lagoon

The pitangui lagoon is one of the stops that buggy tours stop during the dune route on the north coast of the state. Just 30 km away from Natal, the lagoon is a great place for bathing up to 5 meters deep.

Pirangi cashew tree

The largest cashew tree in the world, also known as the Pirangi cashew tree, is so large that it occupies an area of 8,500m². At harvest time, from September to December, visitors can taste the fruit as they walk around the tree.

Newton Navarro Bridge

With 1.8 kilometers of extension that take pedestrians and drivers from one side of the Potengi River to the other and took 6 years to complete.

Santo Antonio Church and Museum of Sacred Art

One of the most important works in the city, mainly due to the date of its construction, in 1766. In Baroque style, being known as Igreja do Galo, as there is a metal rooster at the top. The church also houses the Museum of Sacred Art, open to visitors.

Alberto Maranhao Theater

Located in the heart of the Historic Center of Natal, the house offers several performances and shows such as musicals and plays.

Cultural Space Pinacoteca do Estado

The Espaço Cultural Pinacoteca do Estado housed the seat of the State Government and is the greatest expression of neoclassical architecture in Natal. Today the building has permanent exhibitions of the most relevant works of the Pinacoteca Potiguar.

Historical and Geographical Institute of Rio Grande do Norte

It is the oldest official cultural archive of Natal. Contains photographs, newspapers and magazines showing the city's past life.

Other tourist attractions in Natal

  • Dunes Park
  • Instituto Câmara Cascudo
  • Arena das Dunas
  • Potengi Palace
  • christmas aquarium
  • Vilarte

How to get to Natal

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Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport receives daily flights from the main capitals of Brazil.

By car

Access via BR-101.
There are 537 km between Natal and Fortaleza (Ceará) or 185 km to João Pessoa (Paraíba).

By bus

The city receives daily buses from several Brazilian capitals. For up-to-date information on which companies operate to Natal, it is worth calling the bus station in the capital.
Christmas bus station
Tel: (84) 3205-2931

Best time to visit Christmas

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The capital of Rio Grande do Norte has high temperatures throughout the year, turning Natal into a destination to be enjoyed at any time or season. During the winter, the days average 23°C, while in the summer, the temperature usually stays between 25°C and 27°C.

The climate in the city is hot, but the heat is softened by the strong winds in the region. Winter is the wettest season in the state, but you will hardly have consecutive days of bad weather.

The high season in the capital takes place during the July holidays and during the year-end festivities. In these months, accommodation prices tend to be a little higher, and queues at banks and markets are constant.

Where to stay in Natal

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Ponta Negra is without a doubt the best neighborhood to stay in the city. This is the best located region, and where you can find more bars and great restaurants. THE Natal Dunnas Hotel it's the Manary Beach they are located in front of the Ponta Negra waterfront and offer rooms with views of Morro do Careca, the main postcard of the city.

Good deals on hotels in front of the beach are not lacking in Natal. Via Costeira is another very popular region among tourists. The avenue is 9 km long, between Parque das Dunas and the coast. This area concentrates options with resort-like structures and attracts many families. THE Serhs Christmas It has a swimming pool in front of the sea, a wet bar, 4 restaurants and is one of the best rated in the city. Another option with a similar structure is the Ocean Palace.

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