Cruise ships are docked right in the center of town.
Printable map to take along.
Cruise calendar for this port.
Watch a destination video.
Most tourists visiting Natal hire a buggy with a driver and travel along the coast, both North and Southwards. The coast of the State of Rio Grande do Norte affords a rare combination of dunes, lagoons, falesias (rocky plateaus with abrupt edges) and vegetation; combine that with sunny weather, friendly people and good prices, and it's easy to understand why Natal is a growing destination for tourists from all over the World.
A typical price for a half-day buggy trip is R$240 for up to four passengers. Make sure your driver is accredited by the Associação de Bugeiros.
It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.
Cafes which offer free WiFi for customers are sparse.
Basic hours for most stores and businesses are from 9am to 6pm, with an extended lunch hour from around noon to 2pm.
Many museums are closed on monday.
Carnatal, It’s the wildest out-of-season Carnaval in the country, beginning of December.
Carnival - the five days leading up to Ash Wednesday
April 21 - Remembrance of Tiradentes
May 1 - Labour Day
September 7 - Independence Day
October 12 - Nossa Senhora Aparecida
November 2 - Dia dos Finados (the Day of the Dead)
November 15 - Proclamation of the Republic
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