Arituba Park Hotel places you in Natal's upscale Tirol area, just a 10-minute cab ride from Praia de Areia Preta. From this black sand beach, you can venture 4 km (2 mi) up the coast, through popular Praia dos Artistas and Praia do Meio, to Forte dos Reis Magos. The star-shaped, medieval fortress is a must-see.
You won't want to miss popular nightlife destination Ponta Negra, either: The area is a 20-minute drive south, but spend the extra few minutes to take the scenic route down Via Costeira. This 9-kilometer (6-mile) road runs along the coastline, so you can take in views of posh hotels and long stretches of beach along one side, and the verdant Atlantic forest of Parque das Dunas along the other side. Onsite parking is free at Arituba Park Hotel, and transportation to Aeroporto Internacional Augusto Severo, 16 km (10 mi) away in Parnamirim, is available for a surcharge.
Fuel up for a day of sightseeing with a complimentary (and expansive) American buffet breakfast, served in the onsite restaurant. Staff can assist with tour assistance and car rentals.
Need to get some work done before you play? The business center offers an Internet point, and 3 conference rooms are equipped with audiovisual equipment; the largest accommodates up to 200 guests. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. At the end of the day, you can take a dip in the outdoor pool or work out at the 24-hour fitness center.
In your air-conditioned guestroom, you can kick back in front of the 32-inch LCD TV with cable channels and a treat from the minibar. Room service is available if you're in the mood for something more substantial. Additional conveniences include direct-dial phones, clock radios, safes, and complimentary toiletries.