This route is the best for the first contact with Brazil. You will find some nice small waves for downwind, beatiful fisherman villages, nice hotels and delicious Brazilian food.
Ceará is one of the 27 states of Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country, on the Atlantic coast. It is also one of the main tourist destinations in Brazil. The state capital is the city of Fortaleza, the country’s fourth most populous city.
Literally, the name Ceará means “sings the jandaia. According to José de Alencar, one of the most important writers of Brazil and an authority in Tupi Guaraní, Ceará means turquoise or green waters. There are also theories that the state name would derive from Siriará, a reference to the crabs from the seashore. In this path you will get to know beautiful places like: Paracuru, Flexeiras, Baleia, Ilha do Guajiru (international kite point) and Arpoeiras beach.
Arriving at Rancho do Peixe, an amazing kite spot, just few km downwind from Jericoacoara. that is a truly beautiful beachside hotel spread over several acres with kite rigging area, bar, restaurant and swimming pool. This hotel was selected as a Tripadvisor 2017 Travelers Choice and a Condé Nast award in 2017. Rancho is 12km from Jericoacoara, a legendary end-of-the-earth town that is definitely worth a night or two on the end of the trip.
Day by Day
|Day||From (Location – Pousada)||To (Location – Pousada)||Km|
|Day 1: Chek-in||Taiba – Vila Marola||–|
|Day 2: Downwind||Taiba – Vila Marola||Guajiru – Vila Vagalume||65|
|Day 3: Downwind||Guajiru – Vila Vagalume||Icaraizinho – Villa Mango||70|
|Day 4: Downwind||Icaraizinho – Villa Mango||Arpoeiras – Pousada Canoas||70|
|Day 5: Downwind||Arpoeiras – Pousada Canoas||Preá – Rancho do Peixe||50|
|Day 6: Check-out||Preá – Rancho do Peixe||–|
Everyday the briefing will be around 9:00am after the breakfast, so you´ll need to prepare your luggage before to eat, after the breafing we will leave our luggage at the reception for our driver (please, ask at front desk to help you with that) then at 10:00am we should be on the beach ready to go.
Everything will always be at the reception when we arrive in each hotel, and must be there when we leave. You can separate your small bags (with computers, and cameras) to go inside the car. Our gear and other equipment will have to go outside of the car. Please leave luggage at the reception.
This route is great for first-time visitors of Brazil. You have the opportunity to experience nice waves, beautiful fishermen villages, and awesome hotels and Brazilian food. On the Classic Path you will explore the coast of Ceará, which means turquoise waters, and sea numerous beautiful beaches along the way. The journey is concluded upon arrival at Ranch do Peixe, a truly beautiful beachside hotel that spread out over several acres with a kiteschool, bar and restaurant, and swimming pool. The amazing town of Jericoacoara is only 12km away, and is definitely worth a night or two at the end of the trip.
Day 1 – Check In at Taiba
Check in at and have a welcoming meeting with the team. Check your equipment and even test out the water and conditions! Great dinner around 7:30pm and overnight stay in Taiba. / Vila Marola
Day 2 – Taiba to Guajiru
We will meet for breakfast at 8:00am, and have a briefing around 9:00am. This will be done every day and is very important to share details of the route, specific risks or cautious areas and define stop in our strategic meeting points and check important points. We leave whenever the wind starts blowing in the morning. / Vila Vagalume
Day 3 – Guajiru to Icaraizinho
Usually the 4×4 follows the group during the whole way to Icaraízinho, but depending on the tide condition where the rivers meets the ocean, we may have no access by car. Passing through Flexeiras, Mundaú and Baleia, spectacular beaches surrounded by red rocks and palm trees will make you sigh. In Icaraízinho, we can count on an amazing overnight stay at the marvelous Villa Mango Beach Bungalow.
Day 4 – Icaraizinho to Arpoeiras
Meeting with everyone in the morning – Brief description of the day. Here the rivers meet the sea and only you and your kite can pass through to the beach. Arpoeiras will connect everyone back to a simple civilization / Pousada Canoas
Day 5 – Arpoeiras to Preá
Breakfast and briefing session as usual and then enjoy a magic ride all the way to the amazing Prea beach. The Rancho do Peixe team is waiting for the group with a special welcome. Rancho do Peixe is a truly beautiful beachside hotel spread over several acres with kite rigging area, bar, restaurant and swimming pool. This hotel was selected as a Tripadvisor 2015 Travelers Choice and a Condé Nast award in 2016. Rancho is 12km from Jericoacoara, a legendary end-ofthe- earth town that is definitely worth a night or two on the front end of the trip. / Rancho do Peixe
Day 6 – Preá
Check out at noon, from Rancho do Peixe
Photos: Analice Diniz