Geographic Coordinates
Latitude: 6 ° 22 ’10 “South
Longitude: 35 º 00 ’28 “Wes
249.1 km ², equivalent to 0.47% of the surface state
North – Atlantic and Canguaretama
South – State of Paraiba
East – Atlantic Ocean
West – Canguaretama

On December 31, 1958, through Law No. 2338, became the city of splitting it Canguaretama and named Bahia Formosa, to find themselves located in the cove that forms the only Bay State.
Currently, the city continues to follow its historical vocation in economic activity with emphasis on agricultural production and fishing.

In Baia Formosa is the largest reserve of Atlantic forest still preserved in Rio Grande do Norte: the Mata da Estrela with an area of more than 2000 hectares.
Tours and visitations are restricted because it is a Private Reserve of Natural Heritage, listed by state.
In the Mata da Estrela, the Lagoon of Coca-Cola is an attraction on its own with its dark waters that the natives believed to have medicinal and rejuvenating powers.

Beautiful and intersected by wild aspects of nature, the city still breathes an air completely unexplored.
Located on the southern coast of Rio Grande do Norte, Bahia Formosa is 94 km from Natal, 110 km from João Pessoa (PB) and 220 km from Recife (PE) on the road BR-101.

The natural beauty is the main attraction, and you can find about 26 km from semi-deserted beaches surrounded by 2365 acres of lush rainforest and mangroves.
The Atlantic Star, native Atlantic forest reserve by the sea, with lakes, trails, lush flora and fauna that are attractive can only be visited.
The Lagoa Araraquara is also called the Lake of the Coca-Cola because of its dark waters, fruit pigmentation of tree roots and soil chemical composition rich in iodine and iron.

The city is located on the shores of a bay where dolphins appear daily.
The setting of the sun in the port city has a visual indescribable.
Do not miss the late afternoon in the harbor, watching the boats coming from the sea and relaxing at the mercy of the waves.
The name Formosa Bay is the only bay on the coast of the newborn, which, when found by the Portuguese phrase “Oh, what a beautiful bay!”have been Exclaimed.

The waves in the region are considered very good and “surf tribe” is respected in the city circuits amateur and professional surfing around the country
Over the 26 km of coastline, there are three most significant rivers: the Rio Guaju, on the border with Paraíba, Rio and Rio Cunhaú Sagi.

Among the most beautiful beaches there is the beach of Olhos D’Agua, which got its name from the freshwater springs that emerge in the sand.

It is completely deserted, with a slight swell and permanent, making a musical scale all its own.The Coconut Beach, with the Hill of Cotia, and Dolphin Beach, the nearest small urban center of Formosa Bay.

The city has only two areas occupied: the city of Formosa Bay, which is its headquarters city, and the location of Sagi, where there are banks of monazite sand, much crab, and a lot of fish reserves the Manatee.Besides, of course, all that can be found in the extensive mangrove fully preserved.


Baia Formosa


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