Maxaranguape

General Information

Árvore do amor - Maracajaú

Árvore do amor – Maxaranguape

The Cabo São Roque Lighthouse is one of the post card pictures of the Maxaranguape coast, municipality of around 9 thousand inhabitants, located to the North of Natal. Maxaranguape has in its territory destinations like Maracajaú beach, besides Barra de Maxaranguape, very often used by surfers and also a great maritime coast for fishing.The tree of love, a “hug” of two ‘gameleiras’, a typical tree of the region, is a must for visitors .Besides this there are the beaches, lakes, dunes, marshlands, river and ‘parrachos’ that make up the beauty of this region. Its beaches are also ideal for the practice of windsurfing, jet-skiing and deep sea diving, besides the parts of the woods that are pefect for trekking and horse back riding. Maxaranguape offers still a rich craftsmanship with pieces produced in cane, straw, seaweed and wood.

How to arrive there


Leave Natal by BR-101 going towards the North shore until the Muriú beach, from there take the clover leaf for RN-160. Around 40 min. from the capitol.

Attractions and Special Points of Interest

  • Maracajaú Beach,
  • “Parrachos’ de Maracajaú (coral reefs),
  • Cabo de São Roque Lighthouse,
  • Tree of Love,
  • Lakes, dunes, marshes, rivers,
  • Ideal sea conditions for practicing windsurf, jet-ski, deep sea diving, ‘jangada’ (type of local raft) and boat trips,
  • Places to practice trekking and  horseback riding in the woods and on the beaches,
  • Buggy trips,
  • Handicrafts (cane, straw, seaweed and wood).