Ponta Negra beach
Ponta Negra used to be a sleepy fishing village until it was discovered by tourists. While it does not get as crowded as other Brazilian beaches it is one of the most famous tourist spots in Brazil. It is situated in the north eastern state of Rio Grande do Norte near the city of Natal. The area is well known for its majestic natural splendor which includes lush greenery, beautiful beaches and the famous bald hill, a huge sand dune near Ponta Negra. The area is well developed with lots of hotels, restaurants and shops. Ponta Negra has been described as the place to be for “sand, surf and seafood”.
It’s pretty easy to get to Ponta Negra from the United States, Canada or Europe. Most major international airports have regular flights to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Visitors can fly directly to Aeroporto Internacional de Natal or connect via any major Brazilian airport. From the airport there are taxis, buses and minivans offering transport to the area around the beach. Ponta Negra is only 15 kilometers from the city center, which is about 26 kilometers from the airport. While the bus may take a little longer due the many stops along the way a taxi which costs about BRL $120, takes about 45 minutes.