About Natal

Let's have a look around into background of Natal

Let’s have a look around into the background of Natal.

  • Region: Rio Grande do Norte
  • Country: Brazil
  • Latitude: -5.7833333
  • Longitude: -35.2166667
  • Time zone: America/Recife
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -3 hours

Weather in Natal

  • Climate: Tropical wet and dry climate
  • Best Time to Visit: July, November to March


Natal is the capital and largest city of the state Rio Grande do Norte. It is located in northeastern Brazil. Natal is one of the cities in Brazil which is located nearest to Western Europe and Africa, especially Dakar, Senegal. Therefore, it enjoys a strategic position. 

In the 1980s, the project of Via Costeira which is a coastal Highway, 10 km long avenue along the shore and the dunes helped in the inflow of tourists into the state. Natal is renowned for its natural beauty which include the crystalline waters of Maracajaú, the largest cashew tree in the world, historical monuments and buildings. It has beautiful beaches like Ponta Negra, Pipa etc.

Distance from Natal center to Airport

  • Augusto Severo International Airport
  • Driving Distance: 11 miles / 18 km
  • Driving Time: 27 minutes
  • Languages: Portuguese followed By Spanish and English

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Greater Natal International Airport replaced Augusto Severo International Airport- 25 km / 16 miles from downtown Natal
  • Road: Bus- Rodoviária de Natal, Taxi - Supertaxi, Dune Buggy

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% service fee added to the Bill, no tips given separately

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: R$5 to R$10
  • Housekeeper: R$5 to R$10
  • Concierge: R$5 to R$10

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: R$2 to R$5

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Joao Pessoa
  • Campina Grande
  • Paulista

Emergency Contact Numbers in Natal city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 193/ 194/ 192
  • Airport: Natal International Airport [ +55 84 3343-6060 ]
  • Hospital: Natal Hospital Center [ +55 84 4009-1074 ]


Let’s step into the extensive list of To Do’s in Natal.

  • The off-season carnival- The Carnatal
  • Christmas festivities in Natal
  • Festa de Nossa Senhora da Apresentação

Tourist Attractions

  • Praia de Areia Preta
  • Museum Cascudo / UFRN
  • Popular Culture Museum Djalma Maranhão

Theatre & Concerts

  • Alberto Maranhão Theatre
  • Casa da Ribeira
  • Pronto Socorro das Panelas

Visit Top Restaurants in Natal

  • Restaurante Pinga Fogo
  • Restaurante Trilha do Camarão
  • Mangai

Top Shopping Centers in Natal

  • Natal Shopping
  • Praia Shopping
  • Vilarte Shopping do Artesanato

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Museu de Artes Sacra do RN
  • Demétrius Coelho Art Gallery
  • Natal Dunes State Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • The cassava breads - Mangai
  • The rib (ribs on the barb) - Outback Steakhouse
  • Shrimps in a crab sauce - Camarões Restaurante

Sports Club

  • ABC Futebol Clube- Football Club
  • Sport Club de Natal - Sports Club
  • Sport Club Capim Macio - Soccer Club

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 5.83 R$ / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: 4.85 R$(base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 2,033.33 R$
  • Cheap meal: 17.50 R$
  • Gasoline: 3.80 R$ / liter
  • 3 course meal: 110.00 R$