This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Natal. To help you make friends with Natal before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Natal is an amazing city, the capital of the state of “Rio Grande do Sul.” Natal is a very touristic place, and it's well known for its amazing weather all year, beautiful beaches, amazing sand dunes, and all the sports that you can do while you are there.
The best-known attraction in Natal is a buggy tour in the sand dunes that is amazing -– you can ask the driver to drive with "coca-cola" (the translation for emotion) or without; a ride with a lot of coca-cola is recommended -- you will love it. The drivers of the buggy will take you along the sand dunes and make a few stops along the way -– you can try to do sand boarding in a dune and stop in a lake to refresh yourself, or do the “skibunda” (a kind of slide through a dune that ends with a splash in the water).
During your stay, if you have time, don't miss the chance to visit another one of the best places in Brazil -- Pipa, which is only ninety kilometers away. You can stay a few days in this city or take a day tour from Natal (there are a lot of offers, and they are a good value for money).
There are a lot of hostels in Natal with great facilities for your budget. In the high season, try to book in advance to have better rates. Natal's hostels are simple and clean and they are a nice spot to meet some locals and foreigners.
Written by local enthusiast for Natal hostelsGrace