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
4.5 based on 1 reviews
The tourinhos beach is a wonderful place to be at sea. Far from the city center, it is a good to escape from everything. Commonly the beach is full at the weekends. Most of natives goes there.
4.5 based on 605 reviews
4.5 based on 254 reviews
The beach is really beautiful, but because of the wind it's not good for people who want to swim. The wind brings up the sand and it's not comfortable to stay in a place and get covered by sand. To wind-surfers, it the perfect spot.
4 based on 145 reviews
They are all one single beach but each part has a different name. If you go to Santo Cristo the school of kite/wind is nicer and the restaurants too. Go to one called Mar y Brasa, beautiful people and excellent food.
4 based on 192 reviews
We were told this beach had the best sunset view,and we were not displeased.In the early afternoon,I helped the local fishermen haul in their nets while waiting for our lunch to be grilled.We released a huge Sea Turtle and had raw shrimp while helping collect the catch of the day.Of course,fresh coconut water,was our refreshment drink.This place ranks very high in my list of favorite places to lunch,swim,meditate,and enjoy the sunset.
5 based on 33 reviews
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Estávamos indo jantar quando passamos na frente da loja do Claudio.
Peças lindas de vários países!
Cláudio extremamente atencioso e prestativo.
A loja tem muita coisa linda! Me arrependi de não ter garimpado mais peças.
4 based on 112 reviews
The beach is nice as the others. What makes it different is the complete structure for kite and windsurf (it's Kauli Seadi's choice) including a rescue boat.
Early mornings and late afternoons can be used for SUP playings. But during most of the day the wind is garanteed (wind season goes from august to january but in general july and february are good months too). Good waves depend on swells.
O local é belo como outros. o que o torna diferente é a estrutura completa para kite e windsurf incluindo bote de resgate. Não é à toa que é a escolha do Kauli Seadi...
Cedo pela manha e no fim da tarde pode servir para brincar de SUP. O vento é garantido na temporada de agosto a janeiro mas costuma soprar bem em julho e fevereiro.
4 based on 64 reviews
take pictures, relax and take a look at the beautiful horizon at this fantastic landmark in the golden coast of Rio Grande do Norte
4.5 based on 31 reviews
It is quite far, but with a buggy is fun... Avoid driving on the beach (as most locals and tourists do) cause there is pleanty of sea turtles leaving thier eggs along this coast. The plus of this beach is the fact that very few tourist do reach this place!
4.5 based on 24 reviews
Esta é mais uma linda praia nas proximidades de São Miguel do Gostoso.
Ótima para o banho de mar com a água sempre tépida e um visual muito agradável.
Muito interessante assistir o por do sol nesta praia. É mágico!
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