In the morning, we advance through a succession of sublime and deserted beaches: Touros, Perobas, Zumbi then Maracajaú where we can swim and snorkel to our heart’s content in the middle of myriads of fish in the natural crystal clear pools facing the beach, 4.5 miles from shore (boats are available all day long).
We continue on to Ponta Gorda and its line of coconut trees standing guard, Jacumã and its fishing villages… before reaching the cape São Roque, Latin America’s point closest to Africa.
In the middle of the afternoon, we arrive at Genipabu, 20 miles of fine sand dunes in perpetual motion.
The pilot, a professional, makes us test what the sand buggy is capable of; a real thrill!
In Genipabu we encounter all sorts of traveling merchants selling everything imaginable. Among the various activities offered: dromedary tours and skibunda rental (wooden planks on top of which we glide over the sand dunes all the way into fresh water lagunas). The town of Natal is not very far away; we reach it at the end of the day.
Meals not included. Night in a pousada.