Maior Cajueiro do Mundo
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 further outwards. The tree takes up 80,000 square feet or roughly five acres of land. It's possible to climb a look out tower and view this massive tree from a vantage point, or to climb through the undergrowth of the tree. The tree is estimated to be over one thousand years old!
Watch out for the large orange caterpillars! Depending on the season you visit the tree, they could be swarming all over the branches, trunks and falling to the ground. They are roughly the size of a finger, with long orange hair on them. They look very attractive, but they're extremely poisonous and simply touching them will actually cause burns to appear.
Most people have never seen a cashew nut tree and are equally unaware that the cashew nut is actually attached to the bottom of a piece of fruit. In Brazil, cashew nut juice is fairly common and tastes nothing like a cashew nut! This tree produces 60,000 pieces of fruit every year, each with a single cashew nut hanging from the bottom of the fruit.
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Map of Maior Cajueiro do MundoAddress: Praia Pirangi do Norte, Parnamirim - Rio Grande do Norte
Activities near to Maior Cajueiro do Mundo
|Cotovelo Beach (beach) -
This is considered the first beach on the south coast of Natal, Cotovelo Beach is located roughly 21 km from downtown Natal, making it an easily accessed beach for tourists. Cotovelo Beach has many cliffs along the edge of the beach but still offers great areas for bathing in, but generally only during low tide due to nature the beach backing up to the cliffs. This is considered one of the best beaches for vacationers...|
Address: Praia de Cotovelo, Parnamirim - RN
Distance: 3.01km from the Maior Cajueiro do Mundo
|Barreira do Inferno Launch Center (sightseeing) -
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...|
Address: Centro de Lançamento da Barreira do Inferno Brasil
Distance: 7.11km from the Maior Cajueiro do Mundo
|Big Blue Water Park (park) -
The Park is in the Route of the Sun, the main street of Buzios beach (10432), 23 km from Natal, between South Pirangi (10431) and Barra de Tabatinga (10433), on the coast south of Natal.
Entertainment is guaranteed for the whole family. Swimming pools, water slide, ramp, and park for children. It has toys and jets of water to the delight of kids. And for the adults, the park has water slides, swimming pools and a ramp....|
Address: Pousada Sol e Mar Est Brg Paulo Salema, 1800 - Búzios, RN, 59164-000
Distance: 8.21km from the Maior Cajueiro do Mundo
Restaurants near to Maior Cajueiro do Mundo
|Escritório da Cerveja is a Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Maior Cajueiro do Mundo and can be found at Rua Praia de Pirangi, 2286|
|Da Roberto is a Italian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Maior Cajueiro do Mundo and can be found at Rua Praia de Pirangi, 2186|
|Panificadora Santa Isabel is a Bakery restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Maior Cajueiro do Mundo and can be found at Rua Afonso Magalhães, 419|
|Bangalô - Alfaiataria da Carne is a Brazilian Steak House restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Maior Cajueiro do Mundo and can be found at Rua Doutor Oswaldo Fortes do Rêgo, 165|
Hotels near to Maior Cajueiro do Mundo
|Apart Hotel Caravelas|
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|Kana Pousada de Charme Hotel|
Set in a prime location of Pirangi Do Norte, Kana Pousada de Charme Hotel puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. To be found at the hotel are room service, airport transfer, restaurant, bar/pub, safety deposit boxes. Relax in your comfortable guestroom, featuring non smoking rooms. Ente...
|Village do Sol Hotel|
Stop at Village do Sol Hotel to discover the wonders of Pirangi Do Norte. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. Bar/pub, 24hr room service, tours, restaurant, disabled facilities are there for guest's enjoyment. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Entertain the hotel's recreational facilities, i...