The principal draw at Maracajaú is the large coral reef 6 km (4 miles) off the coast. Teeming with marine life, the sizable reef offers the best snorkeling in the Natal area, and the natural pools are some of Brazil's most beautiful. Visitors can catch a minivan from Natal, followed by a small boat or catamaran across to the reefs. A day trip starts from R$130 per person.
Take BR 101 north to Maracajaú access road; 54 km (34 miles) north of Natal (Ma-noa Aquatic Park), Enseada Pontas dos Anéis, Natal, 59056-450, Brazil