Natal BeachesApprox. Time: 8 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

Natal, inelegant, but 'the city of the sun' sees more than 300 days of sunshine a year and has some of the best stretches of sand in South America, including good lively city beaches - but beware the surf. Just out of town the seaside is beautiful with the prettiest area being Ponta Negra bay[ 10km away], and Pipa beach [80km away] - so lovely that dolphins visit regularly to admire it. In addition Rio Grande do Norte has a more than 40 other great beaches, in particular Pirangi, Jacuma, Maracaja├║, Galinhos. And by the way, wild buggy rides over the huge dunes seem to be a big attraction in this area.