But we aren’t just talking about Natal’s sophisticated side. One of the most traditional bars, 294 is simple and direct. It has colorful tables, speakers blasting samba and 6,000 crabs cooked in coconut milk each month, duly whacked with hammers until their meat is exposed, a typical sport in the Northeast. Tourists don’t make it here, Medeiros warns, one more reason to explore another facet of the city. To burn the calories consumed during a great Natal meal, she takes her dogs for a walk along the Via Costeira on Sundays. The long avenue that connects old Natal to the new city, tucked in between the dunes and the sea, is partially blocked to traffic on weekends and invaded by skateboarders, cyclists, occasional athletes and families, such as Medeiros’s, that built the most beloved business in Natal.
LATAM has direct flights to Natal departing from São Paulo, Brasília and 2 other destinations.
Special thanks to: Secretaria de Turismo do Rio Grande do Norte Setur RN and Hotel Manary.