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Cotovelo Beach

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Address: Rua Paramirim, Parnamirim, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

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Quiet beach

Praia Cotovelo is a 30 minute bus ride south of Natal. It's a quieter beach than Ponta Negra but still with the usual beach drinks and food. My crab lunch was good. It's pleasant... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Praia Cotovelo is a 30 minute bus ride south of Natal. It's a quieter beach than Ponta Negra but still with the usual beach drinks and food. My crab lunch was good. It's pleasant but unremarkable.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

The beach is very dangerous with currents and its very deep. The surroundings are typical northeastern Brazil don't expect too much of Cotovelo Beach

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Thank Mike M
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

If you have a car, this is a better option than ponta negra or any other urban beach. The "special" is the crab. It's nothing fancy but it's cheap. Good: Low number of street vendors, street vendors not so invasive; lots of space; Crab, Ginga (very small fried fish), cheap beer. restaurant shade (seats) are not rented, you just pay... More 

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Thank juniorblues
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

I enjoyed this beach for a few reasons. It was not crowded. There is space for kids to play... The waves weren't huge but they weren't flat either. There are only 2 spots for chairs and umbrellas...so BYOAnything you need. parking was also easy. It's also another beach you can hang out at until late afternoon.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

The beach at Cortovelo is named after a part of your anatomy in the middle of your arm. An elbow is not the most beautiful part of a body but this is one of the most beautiful beaches near Natal. Away from the gutter clutter of Ponte Negro this is a beautiful beach with two good value and picturesque restaurants... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Nice and quiet place to sit down and relax! No service available so pack the basics. Way nicer than famous Pipa.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

If you are visiting natal and do not have much time, take a taxi e go to cotovelo beach. after 12 km and ca. 40 Reais you will be in a beautiful beach. Very good if you have children due to the restaurant infrastructure and calm see to swim.

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Thank Denison D
Fortaleza, CE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

This is a small beach in Natal. Locals like it very much because it is near the city but not in the city. Two main restaurants can be used as beach points. The smaller one is cheaper and in my opinion better.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

This place has a great view and it is really good for those who a totally beginners surfing. There two restaurants at the falesias and the falesia , it self has highlight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

We have been to Praia di Cotovelo twice now and have enjoyed our holiday there both times. We stay at one end and there are 2 beach bars and restaurants at the other end, which serve good food. I really enjoy the walk along the beach each day providing the tide is right as it comes up quite high. Although... More 

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