Looking for Expats in Natal?

  • Connect with fellow expats in Natal

  • Get information in our Brazil guides

  • Join exciting events and groups

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Brazil

  • Francois Bertrand

    What a thrilling city São Paulo is. With a great international expat community that keeps in touch on InterNations.

Living in Natal

The largest city in the Rio Grande de Norte region of Brazil as well as its capital, Natal has a population of just under 100,000 people. The Sun's Bride, as it is sometimes referred to, is considered to be one of the safest cities in the whole of the country. Expats living in Natal might nevertheless find life abroad daunting at first, and it might take some time for you to settle down to expatriate life, which is why you should take some time out to explore the area and experience the lifestyle of the local populace. Taking in some of the area's historic architecture can give you a decent idea about the history of Natal, and a trip to the breathtaking Forte dos Reis Magos would similarly be a good place to start. After that, you can take a stroll around the second largest urban park in Brazil, the Parque das Dunas to simply relax and soak in the city’s atmosphere. If you want some help with living in Natal as an expat, you should join InterNations, the international online community for expats in Natal, Brazil and across the world. In our forums and discussion groups, fellow global minds and expatriates just like you regularly discuss and advice each other on various topics connected to living overseas, and the challenges they have come across.

Connect with Like-Minded Expatriates in Natal

  • Community Member
    From Argentina, living in Addis Ababa
  • Community Member
    From Argentina, living in Addis Ababa
  • Community Member
    From Argentina, living in Addis Ababa
  • Community Member
    From Australia, living in Addis Ababa
  • Community Member
    From Australia, living in Addis Ababa
  • Community Member
    From Australia, living in Addis Ababa
  • Community Member
    From Australia, living in Addis Ababa
  • Community Member
    From Australia, living in Addis Ababa
  • Community Member
    From Austria, living in Addis Ababa
  • Community Member
    From Austria, living in Addis Ababa

Meet other expats like you in Natal

Join Our Exciting Events in Natal

Attend our monthly events and activities for Natal expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Want to see all the upcoming events in Natal?

Our Global Partners

Exchange Tips about living in Natal

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Natal expat forums.

  • Visit to Ethiopia
    2 replies
    Dec 4, 7:07 PM
    Community member

    Ethiopia for a week is challenging.. you should fly to Lalibela, Gonder, Axum, Danakil depression, Lake Tana.. they are all wonderful places. Best is to fly around with Ethiopia air, which covers most …

  • Seeking some Info...
    2 replies
    Aug 5, 10:17 AM
    Community member

    hi Jay, there are couple of options that you can choose regarding the international schools for your kids. i suggest you British international school for your kids as it is in the middle of the city …

  • Australian moving to Addis Ababa HELP!
    5 replies
    Jul 4, 10:49 PM
    Community member

    Matt, I am an American physician, dividing my time between US and Addis over the past number of years - there are pockets of decent care in Addis, but difficult to sort out. Not any particular …

Got questions about living in Natal

Ask experienced expats!

Share your hobbies and interests with expats in Natal

Moving to Natal

There are many reasons that people find Natal an attractive city to move to; it could be for the sporting opportunities that are available, with the four large soccer stadiums spread across the city, or it could be so they can enjoy the world-famous Ponta Negra beach all year round. Moving to Natal completely on your own, whether you are send there on an expat assignment by your current employer, or you are simply looking to make a fresh start in life, can be incredibly difficult, though. However, you don't have to be alone with the guidance of the global minds on the InterNations websites. Thousands of expatriates who have made similar life choices as you actively share information and advice on the InterNations forums, and the Expat Magazine has articles geared to making the transition in to expatriate life somewhat easier.

Working in Natal

Tourism is by far the most important industry in Natal, with its white sandy beaches attracting thousands of tourists from Europe, North America and even Australia. Between the years 2002 and 2005 there was an increase in tourism of 140 percent in Natal, and that's a figure that just keeps growing. More than ten brand new golf courses have been built in recent years along the coastline of Natal, attracting more and more hotels to start development nearby. If you want to start working in Natal, whether you're a construction engineer, finance manager, or you want to start your own tourism-led business, you can get some tips and hints directly from the InterNations website that might help you achieve your goals for your live as an expatriate in Natal.

  • Francois Bertrand

    What a thrilling city São Paulo is. With a great international expat community that keeps in touch on InterNations.

  • Elin Gustavson

    As I already met several expat women on InterNations online, it was great to meet offline and get to know each other in real life.

Our Global Partners