Natal What to Pack

  • Pack toiletries in plastic to avoid this!
    Pack toiletries in plastic to avoid...
    by madvex
  • Avoid sunburns!
    Avoid sunburns!
    by CherryWaves
  • What to Pack
    by Thoomuch

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    Sunscreen - use HIGH protection (SPF)!

    by CherryWaves Written Apr 9, 2010
    Avoid sunburns!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Do not go easy on the sunscreen! My skin tone is light brown so I normally don't need a sunscreen with high SPF, anyway I bought SPF 30 just in case. Even reapplying the sunscreen every few hours, I got a sunburn (and I usually avoid direct sun exposure). Next day I bought sunscreen SPF 50. Be careful with sun exposure in Natal and don't forget to apply a high SPF sunscreen!

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Beaches
    • Surfing

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  • Pack Lite - The "All You Need" List

    by madvex Updated Jun 28, 2003

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    Pack toiletries in plastic to avoid this!

    Luggage and bags: I made this list because I could not find one before I left. Everyone said the same thing " clothing here is all beach wear". Well I didn;t belive it, so I brought some dress clothes too. I'm glad I did, cause I did use them - but, but no means every day. Basically beachwear goes everwhere in Natal and you don't need to bring too much. So here's my list.. I hope it helps you!!

    Luggage:
    A Single Carry-on for the trip there
    A second Carry-ons for the trip back (for presents). Buy your seond bag in Brazil, they're cheap!

    Check Nothing!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For 10 days I found the following to be sufficient:

    4 beach t-shirts
    2 nice shirts
    1 dress shirt
    3 prs. of shorts
    3 bathing suits
    1 pr. dress socks
    2 prs. normal socks
    1 pr. sandals
    1 pr. dress shoes
    1 pr. jeans
    1 pr. dress pants
    2 prs. sunglasses

    There's not much need to dress up in Natal so, one nice outfit will cover you. The rest should be light beach clothes - it's HOT!
    Also, you can get your clothes washed at any hotel/pousada - so pack light.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: extra contact lenses (if you wear such)
    saline soultion
    toothbrush
    floss
    small toothpaste
    anti-persp/deodorant
    small shampoo
    small conditioner
    sun screen
    lip balm w/ UV protection
    cologne/perfume
    after shave
    hair gel
    advil/tylenol
    some bandages/band-aids
    cold pack
    plastic bags (pack toiletries in plastic in case they explode during flight)

    Photo Equipment: digital camera
    extra battery or voltage converter for charger
    extra memory (if you need it)
    camera case

    Miscellaneous: phase book (if you don't speak portuguese)
    english/port - port/english dictionary
    copy of passport
    local consulate/embassy information
    travelers checks

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    Don´t bring your fure.....

    by Thoomuch Written Jan 16, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: When you are going to the beach a small ruggsack always can be usefull to put your things in.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: NOT any worm shoes

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There are pharmacies and shoppingenters in Natal so you dont have to worry. But a absolutly must is sunprotection oil!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: The most important is that you do have clothes for the beach in Brazil. You dont exactly have to take youre fure with you to this destination. Also on restaurants the dresscode is not so important. On fancy restaurants you maybe have to think more what to wear. But ALWAYS: NO warm clothes.

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    Packing List

    by mocneto Written Sep 5, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Be careful when suntanning. Due to the nice breeze on the coast the person doesn´t feel the sun burning the skin. Even you are hidden from the sum, be sure to protect your body with a powerful sum block lotion. Clothig, shoes - Don´t forget confortable open sndals (leather or rubber), sun screen, t-shirts (avoid dark colours for they absort the heat).
    Avoid walking alone at later of night in desert places which can be dangerous. Use can to use taxis wich security, but the driver usualuly don´t speak english. I recommend you bring a pocket dictionary English-Portuguese-English, you can to buy in the local airport.

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