Natal Sightseeing

Ponta do Morcego - Meio Beach
Barreira do Inferno Launch CenterBarreira do Inferno Launch Center - MAP 7 Being near the border is not only great for tourists, it's also the best place to launch vehicles into space.    Centro de Lançamento da Barreira do Inferno is where rockets are launched by the Brazilian Space Agency.    It was created in 1965 in the city of Parnamirim, near Natal and has been used 233 times from 1965 to 2007.  The site also provides tracking support for launches from the...
MapBeco da Lama - MAP 7 The bars and the oldest bookstores in the city can be found here and the area is known being the most authentic Natal bohemian refuge from the time that trams used to circulate through the city streets.  The Society of Friends of Beco da Lama aims to promote and preserve the origins of region, home to many pubs, bars, simple restaurants, bookstores and shops that still sell and exchange the old vinyl records.  During the we...
Calcanhar LighthouseCalcanhar Lighthouse - MAP 7 This active lighthouse in the city of Touros, named Farol do Calcanhar but also known as Touros Lighthouse.  At a height of 203 feet (62 m) it is the nineteenth tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world, as well as the tallest in Brazil, and one of the tallest concrete lighthouses in the world.   The lighthouse is strategically placed on the beach of the Ponta de Calcanhar, near Touros, where the Brazi...
MapCorredor Cultural de Natal - MAP 6 Strolling around Natal Cultural Corridor is a great way to know the most significant historic attractions in the city starting from Fortaleza dos Reis Magos, located at the Potengi River mouth, which dates back to the year of 1598 and then continuing to Ribeira (Bairro da Ribeira), one of the oldest district of the city where ancient houses and their residents reveal four centuries of history and culture.Walk along Rua Chile (Chile Str...
Ladeira do SolLadeira do Sol - MAP 7 This vista point allows a person to have unfettered views of the ocean, and four beaches: Areia Preta, Artistas, Meio and Forte.   Ladeira do Sol is literally translates to "Hill of the Sun" and is really a sight for sore eyes.   Natal is aptly named City of the Sun, because it has roughly 300 sunny days a year and it is a land that arouses passion and warmth from it's people by the idyllic lands...
Maior cajueiro do mundo  in NatalMaior Cajueiro do Mundo - MAP 7 The world's largest cashew tree know as Maior Cajueiro do Mundo, is located in Natal and in 1994 was entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the largest cashew tree.  The tree gets it's size from two genetic issues, which allow branches to grow outwards instead of upwards.  With time, the branches bend toward the ground and actually take root.  The new rooted branch is capable of then growing up and furthe...
Ponte Newton Navarro - encontro do Rio Potengi com o mar in NatalNewton Navarro Bridge - MAP 7 This is one of the biggest suspension bridges in Brazil, the Newton Navarro Bridge is located in Natal and connects the north zone of the city and cities of the north coast to the south zone by bridging the Potengi River. This bridge was built with the primary goal of easying the heavy traffic on the Igapó bridge and to improve access to the Greater Natal International Airport and the adjacent areas.  The idea was to ...
Ponta do Morcego - Meio BeachPonta do Morcego - MAP 7 Ponta do Morcego or the tip of the bat, is one of those magical places, geographically speaking. The site is similar to a peninsula-shaped wing of a bat, and is located in Praia do Meio from where one can see both Areia Preta Beach and Artistas Beach.   The deck was built in 1996 to give easy access to the beautiful panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.  The place is much sought after by photographers who w...