How to get to Natal:
The only international flights to and from Natal are from Meridiana – Air Italy and TAP. On the other hand, Natal has connections to many Destinations that receive a good offer of international fights.
It has at least two or more daily flights to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília.
To learn which companies Fly to these cities, see the “about” section of each city or scroll down below to the "Learn More About Related Destinations".
Natal is located in the Northeast of Brazil in the State of Rio Grande do Norte. Just 2:30 hours away is João Pessoa another remarkable northeastern capital along the coastline. Also, just within 1:30 hours, is Pipa beach, the most famous balneary to the south of the city of Natal. You can go for the day or spend a few days there, as it is a good departing point to several wonderful beaches south of the State.
Natal is Ideally bundled with Rio, João Pessoa as well as Recife and Fortaleza, which also offer a few daily flights to and from Natal.
What to see:
Natal is the sunniest city in Brazil, and as a result, is a great destination to spend your holidays enjoying the beautiful beaches to the most on these sunny days. Set out to explore beaches such as Ponta Negra, which is “the place” for nightlife and parties, or on the north coast, with beaches like Santa Rita, Jenipabú and Pitangui, where you can practice sandboarding and take buggy rides.
Toward the southern coast, the landscapes reveal some of the most beautiful beaches, among them, the Pipa village where you get in contact with part of the preserved Atlantic Forest that still covers the coast.
With these many cinematographic beaches, you can expect plenty of adventures under the sun and a refreshing breeze, not to mention breathtaking pictures.
But the city is not just its beautiful coastline: Natal is rich in nature and in Brazilian culture. With the city tour, you will learn more about what this jewel of northeastern Brazil holds.
In the City tour you visit traditional historic buildings like the Forte dos Reis Magos (Fortress of the Three Wise Men), the historic Cathedral of Natal, take a closer look at the largest cashew tree in the world, and enjoy a panoramic city view from the Morro do Careca (Bald Hill).
Climate and Temperature in Natal:
It is unlikely you’ll be cold inside its waters – It revolves around 27 Degrees Celsius or 81 Degrees Fahrenheit.
The temperatures Natal are as warm as its waters. The maximum average is little over 30 Degrees Celsius, or 86 Fahrenheit and the minimum average is little over 20 Degrees Celsius or 68 Fahrenheit. Just a little less warm in May through July.
The months that gets the most rain are March through, July. In February, August, and September the rain are less often, with October through January being somewhat dry.
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Celsius
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Fahrenheit
Average Water Temperature Over The Year In Celsius
Average Water Temperature Over The Year In Fahrenheit
*Graphs courtesy of World Wheather & Climate Information
The best time to go to Natal:
The best time to go is when it’s dry. The temperature does not vary much throughout the year. So the best option is selecting a date when is less likely to get rain. So from October through January is the best time to go.
What to try from Natal's local cuisine:
Ginga com Tapioca – Consists of a fish fried in dendê oil served with Tapioca (Starch extracted from the root of the cassava).
Camarão à Oceania – Here the special touch is the sauce and the side. Braise the shrimp with olive oil, garlic and onions. On a separate frying pain, you prepair the sauce with cajá juice (native to South America), coconut milk and corn starch. As a side, rice and fried manioc.
Local Time is UTC/GMT – 3
Currency is the same all over Brazil - BRL – R$ - Brazilian Reais. Pronounced as Re-eyes (plural) or Re-owl (singular). No establishment accepts payment in any currency other than BRL.
Tap water is not drinkable. You should only drink bottled water. That is what you’ll be served when you ask for “water” anywhere you go.