Stretching along the white sand beach of Praia Barreira d'Agua, Pestana Natal Beach Resort places you among some of Rio Grande do Norte's most gorgeous sights: the blue waters of the Atlantic, the surrounding dunes that line the coast, and lush nature reserve Parque das Dunas, just a 5-minute drive away. Situated just off Via Costeira, this sizable resort is an easy 10-minute drive from both Areia Preta to the north and popular beach (and nightlife destination) Ponta Negra to the south. Just 10 km (about 6 mi) away is Arena das Dunas, site of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. And if you brought a car, Pestana Natal Beach Resort offers free parking.
You may end up spending a good deal of your Natal holiday exploring the pool area, though: an enormous outdoor pool offers fantastic views of the beach (and guests have private beach access, as well). Soak up some sun in a lounger and enjoy a cold caipirinha from the pool bar, challenge a friend to a match at the tennis court, or unwind with a massage at the onsite spa. A spa tub and saunas offer additional relaxing ways to while away the afternoon. Pestana Kids offers supervised activities so no one gets bored. When you're ready to venture beyond the resort, staff can arrange dune buggy rides, tour assistance, and other activities.
Fuel up for a day of fun with a complimentary breakfast at Cais da Reibeira; the restaurant also serves Portuguese fare for dinner. Not ready to leave the pool? Tukuapu offers lunch and dinner, and Barkanoa offers snacks from late morning till early evening. Happy hour is offered at the lobby piano bar.
After days or nights of indulging, the onsite fitness center can help you look and feel your best. Head to the business center if you need to work rather than work out. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is available.
All guestrooms offer balconies, most with ocean views, and windows open to the fresh air. You can request an in-room massage, and room service is offered 24 hours a day (surcharges apply). Or just relax with satellite channels. High-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Blackout drapes and air conditioning help you catch up on your beauty rest, and all guestrooms are non-smoking.