This was our second visit to Monte Belo House. Our stay was great... as usual :-). Porto mirim is heaven on earth and Montebelo is a nice house, very comfortable.
This year we made some short trips to places like San Miguel do Gostoso, Galinhos, Pititinga, and we confirmed that Natal`s north coast is a Paradise!!
If you are not Brazilian and you are not familiar with Brazil, you may be a little bit overhelmed with overall infrastructure level (roads, restaurants, shops, grocery, etc) but, once assimilated this first impression, you, for sure, will enjoy the wonderful country and the kindness of Brazilians. You may find nice places for shopping in Natal City. Regarding safety, In our experience Porto Mirim is a very safe place. Never had a problem!!