Natal sprouted around this fort in the 16th century, and is so called because its construction was started on the day of the Three Wise Men (Three Kings), on January 6, 1598 in order to defend against the French invasions. The French wanted to dominate the Northeast. The walk along the beach to reach the fort is very beautiful, and you must go inside to see the pentagram shape. I spent a long time just watching bronze cannons on the battlements, pointing out to sea as like they were still waiting for the invaders, and also the kitchens, the chapel, the powder magazine and the bedrooms of the troops. The fort is very well preserved. It has been painted white on the outside, and it is completely made of stone inside.
Genipabu The beach, with its giant dunes, is one of the main points of interest of Natal, capital of Rio Grande do Norte, which they say is the sunniest city in Brazil, with 300 days of sunshine a year. In Genipabú there are buggy tours that give the same excitement as a roller coaster, or if you prefer a quieter activity, camel rides in Genipabu dunes up to 30m high, and the rise and fall of buggies with fast speeds. In fact, when you book the tour they ask if you want to "muita Emoção Emoção or little", and as you say "muita Emoção", and be sure that you hold on tight to the bar. THe buggy is named the sink, roller coaster, Peyton, tide or life, corkscrew and wall of death. After the tour takes you to an area where you can shoot from the top of a dune to a lake, which reaches considerably speeds, and finally they take you to lunch around noon at a restaurant on the shore, to return later in the evening.
This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have visited. It's in Pipa, Brazil. I was fortunate to visit the area in early May, when there is less tourism, so I was virtually alone and could enjoy the whole beach. It's a curious place because the beach is closed off from behind and from the sides by the Brazilian Atlantic forest, and it can only be accessed during low-tide from Praia do Centro and Praia do Madeiro, the two beaches that are on either side of it. And the best thing is, with a little luck, you can swim alongside dolphins ve frequent the beach. It´s great. The rest of the year, Pipa is a wonderful place filled with people from all over the world looking for (and finding) a heavenly place to relax and have fun. There is a lot of information and photos of this beach and many in pipanatureza.es. On that website, in the beach information page, there is a 360 degree picture so that you can view them as if you were turning in circles.
Dunes Park offers various sports, including hiking, walking and running in its vast forests. The Namorados Forest is one of the most beautiful forests around and offers a wide and varied range of leisure activities for all ages.