Natal Tourism

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.

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.

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 Tour1 Reviews

    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 8% 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% Pipa Beach from Natal
    Pipa Beach from NatalNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Considered to be one of Brazil's ten most beautiful beaches, Pipa boasts stunning scenery and nature. Home to a portion of th...

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  • Save 10% Maracajau from Natal
    Maracajau from NatalNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Maracajau, known as the "Brazilian Caribbean", is a beach that offers natural beauty untouched by urbanization. Enjoy the bre...

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

    • Air Pollution 21.15 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 67.31 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 65.38 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 65.38 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 34.62 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 61.54 (High)
  • 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 90.18 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 92.86 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 97.32 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 80.36 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 77.68 (High)
    • Attacks 65.18 (High)
    • Drug offense 80.56 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 31.25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50.89 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80.36 (Very High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Natal is 96.72 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 22.1 (Low)
    • Climate Index 84.29 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 47.08 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.8 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.65 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 41.4 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 19.93 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 21.99 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.73 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.07 USD

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

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