The 10 Best Free Things to do in Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte (RN)

March 7, 2022 Diedre Savory

São Miguel do Gostoso is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in the Northeast region of Brazil São Miguel do Gostoso (previously known as São Miguel de Touros) was founded on 29 September 1884. Creation of the Municipality On 16 July 1993, the beachfront town of São Miguel split from the municipality of Touros. The new municipality São Miguel do Gostoso held its first elections in 1996 and at this time it was decided that the town would retain its original name of São Miguel de Touros. This decision not to rename the newly created municipality, left the local population disgruntled and as a result a series of requests for a name change were submitted to the head of the municipality. On 19 November 2000, 7 years on from its independence from the municipality of Touros, a local referendum was held and the town's name was changed to São Miguel do Gostoso. São Miguel do Gostoso - Origin of the Name According to legend, there was once a man living in the area named Mr. Manoel Gostoso who was known to give shelter to travelling salesmen. Due to Sr. Manoel Gostoso's unique sense of humor (he entertained his guests with stories and jokes) and contagious laugh Mr. Manoel Gostoso became known in the town as Mr. Gostoso. Thereafter, not only the travelling salesmen but also the locals began to refer to the town as Gostoso. On 29 September 1899, Mr. Miguel Félix Martins, in order to fulfill his promise made to the Saint São Miguel, inaugurated the first church of the instated the Saint's image. From that day onward São Miguel has been the Patron Saint of Gostoso. The local population then joined São Miguel to the previous name of Gostoso to create São Miguel do Gostoso. São Miguel do Gostoso - The Growth of Tourism In the past to arrive to São Miguel do Gostoso was on horseback. However, in the 1960s the road system BR-101 and RN-221 (Project Pólo Costa das Dunas) were constructed to improve the access between Natal and São Miguel do Gostoso. As a result of these highway constructions São Miguel do Gostoso is easy accessible. In the past the town houses were constructed mainly of "taipa" but are today mostly constructed in bricks and cement. In relation to tourism, the city had in 1989 only one Pousada (local Bed & Breakfast. Today São Miguel do Gostoso has grown its infrastructure for tourism to approximately 25 Pousadas, a variation of bars and restaurants and two world class kite and wind surf schools are established here. São Miguel do Gostoso with its pristine white, palm tree lined beaches and its perfect wind conditions for kite surfing and windsurfing, attracts a growing number of tourist, professional and amateur kite and wind surfers from all over the world. São Miguel do Gostoso was 26 April 2009 predicted to become the number 1 destinations for future tourism in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, outside the main capital Natal. Recently the municipality, in partnership with EMBRATUR, opened the São Miguel do Gostoso Tourist Office in the middle of the city São Miguel do Gostoso - General Information 345.9 km² (equivalent to 0.65% of the state of Rio Grande do Norte) Rain: Average 1038.3 mm / Rainy Season: March to June Average Annual Temperature: 26,5° C Average Annual Humidity: 68% Population: Approximately 10.000 inhabitants Economy: Tourism, Agriculture and Fishing Electricity: 220v High speed internet: Yes Cell phone coverage: Yes .
Restaurants in Sao Miguel do Gostoso

1. Tourinhos Beach

Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59585-000 Brazil
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
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1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1,563 reviews

Tourinhos Beach

Reviewed By _1985_fmartins - Campinas, Brazil

São Miguel do Gostoso is well known as the place to do Kitesurf and Windsurf but If you don't like these sports and seek a beach where you can relax with family and friends you should definitely go to Tourinhos. It's also the best place to see the sunset from the cliffs.

2. Sao Miguel do Gostoso Beach

Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte Brazil
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 779 reviews

Sao Miguel do Gostoso Beach

Reviewed By Rofersil73 - Ragusa, Italy

Excellent place with great places to eat and friendly people! I highly recommend São Miguel do Gostoso

3. Ponta do Santo Cristo Beach

Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte Brazil
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

Ponta do Santo Cristo Beach

4. Morros Beach

Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte Brazil
Excellent
47%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Morros Beach

5. Ponta dos Tres Irmaos Beach

Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte Brazil
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Ponta dos Tres Irmaos Beach

6. Colores Latina

Avenida dos Arrecifes 1804, Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59585-000 Brazil +55 84 99458-0808 [email protected] http://www.facebook.com/coloreslatina
Excellent
83%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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1%
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Colores Latina

Crafts in Latin America. Clothes, bags and accessories. Realism art made on each piece. Our handmade products, use unique fabrics que result in exclusive designs que represent the character of each individual who wears it.

7. Marco Beach

Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte Brazil
Excellent
43%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 87 reviews

Marco Beach

8. Maceio Beach

Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte Brazil http://www.facebook.com/Bar-e-Restaurante-Caranguejo-e-Cia-633761073678867
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 169 reviews

Maceio Beach

9. Xepa Beach

Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte Brazil
Excellent
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100%
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4.0 based on 240 reviews

Xepa Beach

10. Cardeiro Beach

Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte Brazil
Excellent
37%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 126 reviews

Cardeiro Beach

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