Visit Natal - Best of Natal

Natal is the best place you can visit if you’re looking for a Brazilian beach town holiday. With beaches a dime a dozen, a happening night life scene and year round sunshine, you’ll have to come up with a really good reason to not visit Natal. Rightly referred to as the city made up of sand, it’s difficult to escape the grains of it wherever you travel in the city.

There is a cultural side to Natal too, which can be very rewarding if you take the effort to discover it. The Forte dos Reis Magos is an important moment in the history of the city and beautiful landmark standing at the tip of the reef of Natal’s peninsula; The Museu Camara Cascudo is a comprehensive museum that tells you everything you need to know about the state of Rio Grande do Norte while the Alberto Maranhao Theatre is a brilliant piece of architecture.

Natal Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Natal tips for your visit

  • Safety is not Natal’s strongest virtue. Exercise a little more than necessary caution.
  • Keep an eye on your belongings; pickpockets are rampant and petty thievery is common.
  • Carry just enough cash for the day and avoid carrying any flashy stuff that might attract unwanted attention.
  • Once you’re back in the hotel for the night, try not to step out. Certain areas of Natal are known for drugs and gang violence.
  • Solicitation is frowned upon in Natal. Being a border area, human trafficking is common here. In case you’re approached by anyone, politely turn them down and be on your way.

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Natal Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Natal

  • Save 10% Natal City and the Southcoast Tour
    Natal City and the Southcoast Tour

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    Soak up the morning with a visit to the Ponta Negra and Fortaleza dos Reis Magos. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Coastal High...

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  • Save 9% Pipa 4WD Off-Road Tour
    Pipa 4WD Off-Road TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    Exclusive Ecotourism Tour - A very special day in Pipa and surrounding areas. You will learn about the local marine wildlife ...

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  • Save 10% Shared Shuttle between Natal Airport and Pipa Hotels
    Shared Shuttle between Natal Airport and Pipa HotelsNew on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    Youll be met at the airport and taken directly to your hotel or vice-versa. A representative will greet you when you clear ai...

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  • Save 6% 3-Hour Guided Biking and Hiking Tour of Pipa
    3-Hour Guided Biking and Hiking Tour of PipaNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Discover the Chapadao, one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Pipa with a view to the South coast and Praia do Amor. On this...

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Facts and Stats for Natal*

  • Pollution Statistics in Natal

    Know the pollution level of Natal before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 63.89 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 38.89 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 72.22 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 69.44 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 72.22 (High)
  • Natal: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Natal for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Natal.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.04 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 89.29 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 92.86 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 96.43 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 79.46 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75.89 (High)
    • Attacks 65.18 (High)
    • Drug offense 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 31.25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 52.68 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.21 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 78.57 (High)
  • Living in Natal - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Natal is 101.01 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 21.99 (Low)
    • Climate Index 84.29 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 50.96 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 39.49 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 41.4 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.69 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 31.48 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Natal

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Natal

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.39 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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