Cliffs, rivers discharging in the sea and mangroves full of natural life complement the spectacle that converts the capital of the State of Rio Grande do Norte into one of the most attractive tourism options in Brazil. White dunes surrounded by coconut groves, clear and warm waters – everything there conspires to make your stay in the city the most pleasant as possible!. But the beauty of the beaches is not the only attraction in Natal. The weather is hot, hot, hot and you’ll see that Natal isn’t called the City of the Sun for nothing. Even at its coldest sun-soaked Brazil often hits 24oC! What a way to escape the winter blues as Natal is at its hottest from December to February. Temperatures then stay in the high twenties
Pipa’s Ecological Sanctuary
Around 55 miles away from Natal, sightseeing opportunities await you at the Pipa beach. One of several beaches in the Tibau do Sul area, Pipa has rolling dunes, sweeping red cliffs, and white sand that stretches for miles. The water around the Pipa beach is home to sea turtles and dolphins, and the local government has strived to allow the beach to retain its sense of wild brilliance – possessing a beauty like no other beach for miles around. In the town adjacent to the beach, Pipa offers visitors an Ecological Sanctuary where you can learn about the wildlife of the area and the intricate balance of creatures who dwell in this part of Brazil. There is even a bay area here where the dolphins aren’t shy, and love to come swim with visitors!
Kilombo Villas & Spa
If you ever had a desire to simply vanish from the trappings of everyday living, then consider fleeing to the exotic Kilombo Villas & Spa. Located in a secluded area of Sibauma, Brazil, part of the country’s Rio Grande do Norte region, this beachfront resort is shrouded in privacy. It embraces a new type of travel that unites conservation of the immediate environment with contemporary state-of-the-art design. There are just five villas, each evoking a different design, mood and vibe – from Mediterranean influences and minimalist appointments to seductive interiors and romantic tranquility. The villas’ features are appealing and individually unique, one boasting its own state-of-the-art gym and another with its own “Chill Out Zone” complete with fireplace. All have small, indoor gardens. The resort is located 81 km from Natal.
Each of the five villas is served by its own butler and, in addition, has a spa zone, a 30-meter swimming pool, satellite TV, computer, Internet, Jacuzzi, IPod, DVD, air conditioning and a gym.
Each villa is designed in a distinct style and all offer spectacular views to the ocean. In addition, the resort has a select restaurant of only 6 tables. The kitchen, led by the recognized Chef Marconi Mud (rated with 2 forks), has as its main protagonists the excellent fresh products of the zone prepared with touches of Mediterranean and Asian exquisiteness.
Manary Praia Hotel
Member of the prestigious Roteiros de Charme Hotel Association Manary is an exclusive hotel located on the sands of beautiful Ponta Negra beach. Its romantic atmosphere outstanding cuisine and ambience created with traditions style and the latest technology makes it an ideal choice for visitors whether on holiday or business. Manary in the language spoken by the Potiguaranative Americans who lived in the region means The Spirit of Well-Being. The Nautilus shell the Hotel s logo symbolizes the comfort and aesthetic sense we seek in our architecture and decor. The neo-colonial architecture recalls tradition and is the setting for renowned Northeastern hospitality. The outstanding decoration blends antiques unearthed on farms and sugar plantations in the region and art and craft works by well-known Northeastern artists. The exhibition of minerals in the coffee-shop is the most complete collection in the State. An assemblage of ethnic art objects which come from the four corners of the Earth adds to the setting and celebrates the art of traveling. Manary has 23 beautifully decorated and well-equipped rooms. The Hotel also offers a bar; restaurant; swimming pools for adults and children- reading room- a Business Center; Meeting and Events Room ; 24-hour room service and a classy SPA offering massages; Jacuzzi with hydro and cromothergly baths and steam sauna. Manary is pointed by the majority of the local and international Travel Guides as being the best hotel in Natal or in Ponta Negra beach.
Toca da Coruja
Toca da Coruja has a wonderfully secluded setting amongst 25,000 square meters of lush tropical gardens, just outside Pipa village. The pousada’s bungalows are designed in a very comfortable rustic-style, with charming local touches and all overlooking the gardens, which attract many exotic birds and even the odd iguana.
There are 2 swimming pools, one of which is 25 metres long, and an open air restaurant and bar, where delicious breakfasts and regional Brazilian cuisine are served.
The pousada is located approximately 15-20 minutes walk from Pipa beach, which has a simply spectacular setting overlooked by pink-tinged cliffs. If you are lucky you may even be able to swim with the local dolphins who often come to play in these waters. From here it is also possible to arrange buggy rides, hiking, kayaking, boat trips and fishing excursions.
Accommodation at Toca da Coruja is made up of 6 standard rooms and 23 bungalows, ranging in size from 30 to 130 square metres. The rooms and bungalows are individually designed, with rustic local touches and all the bungalows have a balcony or terrace area overlooking the pousada’s tropical gardens.
Guests at Toca da Coruja can wander down to Pipa beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil backing onto dramatic pink-tinged cliffs, where you may be lucky enough to be able to swim with dolphins and sea turtles. Boat trips and buggy rides can also be arranged as well as trekking in the Pipa ecological sanctuary, riding, kayaking and fishing. The village of Pipa itself has many restaurants, bars and shops.