There is also a mangrove forest in the state and the interior is completely dominated by rain forest.
In ancient times, the residents of Rio Grande do Norte was mainly dependent upon sugar and cattle for their livelihood. But from 1980s, the state government is giving more attention to the tourism industry, and more monetary assistance is been given to develop mass tourism.
With the passage of time different luxury resorts, apartments, villas, guest houses are been build in the major cities. These are all been done for the interests of the tourists.
Rio Grande do Norte is also popular for growing tasty, fresh fruits. This state supplis 70% of Brazil's melons, mango and cashew fields are also the specialties of Rio Grande do Norte. The largest cashew tree of the world is located in this state.
Some of the most reputed cities of Rio Grande do Norte have been enlisted below:
- Sao Fernando
- Currais Novos
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