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Clubs & Bars

Natal's nightlife centers on the Ponta Negra neighborhood. The waterfront Avenida Erivan França, at the far end of Ponta Negra beach, is a busy and bustling area of restaurants and bars. Some years back much of the activity consisted of Brazilian women looking to sell their services to male charter tourists from Europe, but the area has since been cleaned up substantially.

The prime nightlife scene, the Alto de Ponta Negra, is located on the heights on the far side of the busy Avenida Roberto Freire (near the corner of the Rua Dr. Manoel. A.B. de Araújo). It's a pleasant and strollable enclave of cafes and creperies, knickknack shops, bars, and discos.

Alto de Ponta Negra

If you're in the mood for a snack, Casa de Taipa, Rua Dr. Manoel A.P. de Araújo 130A (tel. 084/3219-5798), offers tapioca pancakes with over 40 different types of filling, not to mention coffee and homemade ice cream. Open daily 5pm to midnight.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.