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Barra de Cunhaú Beach in Canguaretama

Canguaretama is a city of 35,000 people (2021) in Rio Grande do Norte.


Canguaretama has a tropical rainy climate, with rainfall concentrated in the autumn - winter months.

Get in[edit]

It is 77 km south of Natal.

Get around[edit]


  • Barra de Cunhaú Beach. The city's only beach has mangroves and a center for shrimp farming.
  • Capela Nossa Senhora das Candeias.
  • the Cunhaú Mortuary
  • the Chama do Amor Sanctuary
  • the Engenho Cunhaú - which was once the most important center of the Captaincy of Rio Grande during Colonial Brazil


  • festival of political emancipation, celebrated on April 16
  • the Festival of the Martyrs of Cunhaú, which takes place on July 16
  • the feast of the patron saint Nossa Senhora da Conceição, on December 8
  • windsurfing and kitesurfing






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