Natal, Brazil

Prof. Marcelo Becker (D.Sc.) 

Some people say that in Natal it never gets cold. I can tell you that it’s really close to reality. Its annual average temperature is 28ºC, controlled by a constant breeze that blows from the sea making the climate always warm, but pleasant. Its history starts in 1535, when portuguese settlers left Recife towards the region where Natal is located today, to expel the French who had invaded that part of the coast side. The Portugueses also expelled the Dutches latter in the 1600s. 


Dunes of thin and whitish sand in contrast with the blue of the sea and the sky are the most common landscape in the city’s surroundings, without mentioning the fresh water natural pools, spurting out of the sand oasis in the middle of the sand, with coconut trees... Despite keeping the characteristics of a calm beach city, Natal is a modern capital. 

I went to Natal several times for meetings, conferences, and holidays. It is impossible to forget the beauty of this city!

 Genipapu beach, the City Hall, and Ponta Negra beach.