Ponta Negra Beach, Natal

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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Ponta Negra Beach, a lively beach dotted by numerous convenient tourist facilities, has long been a beloved hang-out spot for both locals and passing visitors. The sand is lined with huts, locally called "barracas," selling food and drinks to beachgoers throughout the day, with several staying open late into the night. You can swim, dive, and snorkel in these calm waters, or spend the day browsing the many nearby shops, bars, clubs, and restaurants. Located at the extreme southern end of the beach is the famous Morro do Careca (Bald Hill), a large dune and an iconic landmark of the city. To the north of the beach is the Via Costeira (Coastal Way), a long road connecting this site with several other popular beaches along the coast. Put Ponta Negra Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Natal day trip planning app.
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  • Ponta Negra Beach takes its name from the surrounding neighborhood in the city of Natal. The name (“black point”) derives from the dark stones that are found along this beach. The beach is about 2.4....  more
    Ponta Negra Beach takes its name from the surrounding neighborhood in the city of Natal. The name (“black point”) derives from the dark stones that are found along this beach. The beach is about 2.4....  more »
  • This beach is good for a quick visit, but not a place you should stay to eat/drink. You can't enjoy yourself as you have people stopping you every 30 seconds to try and sell you something. The whole.....  more
    This beach is good for a quick visit, but not a place you should stay to eat/drink. You can't enjoy yourself as you have people stopping you every 30 seconds to try and sell you something. The whole.....  more »
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  • Great place, but to much expensive.
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