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Barra do Conhau (Brazil)

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By: Carlo Piccinelli

Barra do Conhau on Google Maps-
Barra do Conhau is a small fishing village located between Pipa Beach and Formosa Beach south of Natal town. The inhabitants have specialized in the harvesting of mangrove crabs and, in freshwater, shrimp fishing. The village is in fact at the mouth of the river Curimataú, a large river that flows into the waters of Atlantic Ocean in Portal Bay. The river and the ocean are separated by a strip of sand largely covered with mangroves, among which the delicious Conhau crabs are hidden. The harvest takes place in the thick roots of the mangroves by hand or with the machete in the mud below where the crabs hide. An hard and dangerous job because you have to pay attention to the tides. Much easier to fish shrimp but it is necessary to know how to throw the net from the circular shape that sinking thanks to heavy leads, to catch the big crayfish. Barra do Conhau is also a tourist village that hosts lovers of surfing and kite-surfing with beautiful beaches for pleasant moments of relaxation. A tourist destination that can be an extension of a trip along the coast between Natal and Joao Pessoa.
Useful links for more informations:
www.barradoconhau.com.br