Natal Dunes State Park

at Via Costeira Coastal Freeway, Natal , 59090-001 Brazil

Natal Dunes State Park
Via Costeira Coastal Freeway
Natal , RN 59090-001
Contact Phone
P: (84) 3201-3985


The Natal Dunes State Park "Journalist Luiz Maria Alves", or simply the Dunes Park is a state park in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in the Northeast Region of Brazil. It protects an area of dunes and native vegetation along the coastal highway.LocationThe Natal Dunes State Park is considered the second largest urban park in Brazil. It protects an area of Atlantic Forest and dunes in the heart of the city of Natal, capital of Rio Grande do Norte. The park has an area of extending along the coastal highway beside the neighborhoods of Mãe Luiza, Capim Macio and Ponta Negra.HistoryThe Dunes Park was created by state decree 7,237 of 22 November 1977. It was the first environmental conservation unit in Rio Grande do Norte. The objective is to preserve the natural ecosystems and sites of historical, archaeological and landscape value, protect genetic resources, support research and support leisure, ecotourism, education and ecological awareness. The park has a Management Plan and an Operation Plan that covers environmental management programs, public use and operations. The park has been recognized by UNESCO as an integral part of the Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve. In 2006 the park benefited from an extensive overhaul of the facilities.EnvironmentThe vegetation is mainly coastal dune herbs, shrubs and trees, mainly Atlantic Forest but with some species of the caatinga and tabuleiro. There are over 270 species of trees in 78 families. Fauna includes over 180 species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and invertebrates such as butterflies, spiders and scorpions.

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Natal Dunes State Park is Natal based place and this enity listed in Park category. Located at Via Costeira Coastal Freeway RN 59090-001. Contact phone number of Natal Dunes State Park: (84) 3201-3985