A city in northeastern Brazil that is a popular destination for Brazilian tourists, but is still neglected by most non-South American foreigner travellers. Although, this is changing rapidly. It has great beaches, plenty of natural beauty and is relatively safe. It’s a very tranquil and is liveable city for folks who are overwhelmed by the size of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Like in most Brazilian cities, yes, the women are attractive!
SEX AND DATING IN NATAL
Competition is high here. It is a vacation destination for wealthy people and thus you will find extremely good-looking and muscular Brazilian men who are richer and just as horny as your non-Portuguese speaking self. This, accompanied by the fact that men seem to greatly outnumber women at every bar in the city means that you’re unlikely to hook-up easily here. You many still be able to use your exotic factor by telling girls where you’re from (only if they ask), but, physically speaking, if you’re a a white guy – good-looking or not – you’re not going to stand out too much here.
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WOMEN IN NATAL
It’s hard to tell who’s a tourist and who isn’t, but regardless I’d say the quality of girls here is very high. Not quite as high as Rio or Florianopolis, but still impressive. There are many tall, statuesque white/blonde women here which might surprise you if you’re unfamiliar with Brazil. Because of this, Ponta Negra could easily be mistaken for an upscale beachfront neighbourhood in Southern California. Only difference is that women here are even sexier than what you’d find in most of the Golden State.
IS NATAL SAFE
Natal is safer than most large Brazilian cities. Unfortunately, that ain’t saying much. Attacks and robberies can occur on empty beaches and streets. Take taxis, and only walk long distances in heavily populated areas.
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NIGHTLIFE IN NATAL
Kind of a sleepy town compared to other Brazilian cities in this aspect. The wealthy Ponta Negra neighbourhood in the south of the city is where you will find the best options. The north of the city also has a few choices, but frankly, it is poorer, and more dangerous area with lower quality women.
I recommend: Botequim ta na Hora. A good vibe and you are unlikely to have to dance to a style of music that you’ve never heard of.
LEARNING PORTUGUESE IN NATAL
If you want to make the most of your time in Brazil, you will need to speak some Spanish. Rocket Portuguese is the best resource for learning Portuguese quickly and easily.
COST OF LIVING IN NATAL
The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.
*Figures are listed in USD
You’ll need a minimum of $772 USD/month to live in Natal, Brazil
One of the prettier cities in northeastern Brazil. Unfortunately, the girls are hard to get and there isn’t very much to do aside from the beach. Natal would be a good place to settle down, or a good place to spend the weekend. As a tourist, if you stay longer than a week you’ll probably start to get a bit anxious. It isn’t the most interesting city in Brazil, but it certainly warrants a visit if you’re doing a tour of the northeast.
OVERALL RATING: 7.5/10
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