Beautiful houses with gardens
If you walk through Ponta Negra district you will see lot's of beautiful houses or villas with even more beautiful gardens full of exotical flowers, all strictly closed by huge walls. That's common for everywhere in Brazil, 'cause the crime there...
but it is a pitty for tourists who want to see those houses!
I wish I could have ahouse in Natal, that would be very nice!
A good advantage of this restaurant is that they offer a free transfer service from your hotel to the restaurant and back. So if you don't have car to go there, this can be an advantage.
In terms of food, I would say...average. Prices are also at the same level of good restaurants in Natal.
The cleanest urban beaches in Natal
Via Costeira is the 10 km highway which goes from Praia dos Artistas to Ponta Negra. There are about ten high category hotels on one side, and a nature reserve Parque das Dunas,on the other.
Differently from Ponta Negra and Praia do Meio, there is no sewage running on the sand; also, because few people (basically, only the guests of the hotels) go to these beaches, very little garbage is thrown out, and the hotel staff cleans it often.
If you are staying at one of the Via Costeira hotels, then going to these beaches is just a natural option.
However, even if you are not a guest, you can use part of the structure of the hotels to enjoy the beaches. Always remember this: the beach is public property, whereas the hotel is private property; the hotel can't stop anyone from going to the beach; the hotels could prevent you from using their premises, but it is not to their benefit to do so. Usually, you can leave your car at the parking loot; use the restaurants for water/drinks or to have a full meal; use the external showers to wash the salt.
One of my favourite places. Nice people, the food is very tasty and it's a lot of food on your plate and as an extra Bonus it is very cheap.
Been here three times, in December 2002, February 2004 and in March 2005, and I will probably go back there again.
How about a caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil?