Natal is located between Recife and Fortaleza and is world known by its surfing beaches and thousands of magnificent sand dunes. Pipa is a small resort village just outside Natal.
Land distances: 184 miles/300 Kms from Recife, 333 miles/540 Kms from Fortaleza, 1600 miles/2600 Kms from Rio de Janeiro.
Best time to visit Natal and Pipa beaches, Brazil
Average air temperatures in Natal and Pipa are fairly constant throughout the year: around 77º-81ºF/25-27ºC (minimum temperatures do not drop below 70ºF/21ºC, even in the winter months).
The rain season goes from mid-February to mid-August. And though rain very rarely spoils a whole day (rain is rarely heavy and doesn’t last for too long, just some hours), it may be wise to choose a drier month.
The high season goes from December to the Carnival; and though March is already a rainy month, it's in these months that beaches are more crowded and prices are higher. For those who are looking for fun, and to share the exuberance and the musical side of Brazilians, that’s the best time to visit Natal.
As to seawater temperatures, they almost do not vary throughout the year. They remain warm, close to 82ºF/28ºC.
For clues on the weather (rain, air temperatures and humidity) take a look to the graphs below.
Maximum and Minimum monthly air temperatures (Celsius): Natal and Pipa
Source: INMET.gov.br, Gráficos climatológicos (1961-1990)
Humidity levels: Natal and Pipa
Natal, monthly rainfall levels (mm)
Natal and Pipa & Google Map
Tropical northeast beach destination.
Augusto Severo Intl (NAT), Natal.
Alternative gatway airport: Recife (REC).
Pipa (a small village just outside Natal), Olinda, Recife, Fortaleza.
Most hotels are in the medium-rated category.
Augusto Severo Intl (NAT), Natal. It is 7 miles/12 Km away from Natal and is served by regular buses.
Transfers to/from Natal:
Water sports, top beaches, dune races.
For more information about the upper Northeast coast of Brazil, see:
Recife, Fortaleza, Maceio, Fernando Noronha and around