With the shimmering blue waters just steps away and sunshine from dawn to dusk, waterfront activities abound in Natal. From surfing and paddle boarding to kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving, expect to find your thrills on and under the sea. Whether you’re an avid surfer or just starting out, the surf conditions in Natal are pretty impressive. Although the best waves are between November and March, you can expect to find nice swells year-round. Barra do Cunhaú is known for its flat spots and shallow floors, perfect for beginners to practice paddling out. You will find the more experienced surfers at Natal’s Artists Beach and Pipa Beach at high tide when the waves are exceptionally more massive. For an aquatic adventure, get the most out of your time in Brazil and take a guided “surfing safari.” Experts take you out to the biggest waves in town for the ultimate rush. Kite Surfing and paddle boarding have become all the rage in Natal and with good reason. Pipa Beach, Tibau do Sul, and Barra do Cunhaú, are great for experienced riders, while beginners feel at ease at Malembá Beach. If you’d rather explore below the surface, set sail for a snorkel trip, or scuba dive in the most crystalline waters of Brazil’s northeastern coast. The summer months (November to February) tend to have the clearest visibility, offering visitors the best diving experience. Natal’s best diving spots are Maracajaú and Fernando de Noronha. Both provide diving excursions, diving gear rental, and diving lessons, but the Parrachos de Maracajaú are known for their coral reef formations that form shallow pools perfect for divers to explore the marine wildlife and flora. Praiamar Express Hotel offers unique packages ideal for discovering Natal. Book the Get to Know Natal package for curated tours to the top attractions in town including Pipa Beach.