Patu

General Information

The city of Patu is located in the Potiguar Western Region and has as its principle tourist attraction the fact of being one of the best places in the world to practice hang gliding and paragliding , since it offers ideal flight conditions – national records were won in this region. The city, with a little more than 11 thousand inhabitants , also has a strong religious tradition and receives , every month , in the month of November, hundreds of pilgrims that visit the Santuário do Lima, one of the largest pilgramages in the Northeast, in devotion to Nossa Senhora dos Impossíveis. Another attraction for the tourist is the handicraft of embroidery and paintings on canvas.

How to arrive there


Distance from Natal: 362 km.
Leave Natal by BR-304 to Assu, from there take RN-233 to Caraúbas, from there pick up RN-117 to Martins, going past Umarizal.

Attractions and Special Points of Interest

  • Sierra do Lima,
  • Ideal to practice hang gliding and paragliding,
  • Santuário do Lima,
  • Handicraft of embroidery and painting on canvas.

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