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14 days Kitesurf Trip - From Cumbuco to Atins, Ceara. Brazil

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Every day we do kite at the best and nicest spots, empty lagoons or rivermouths. We are kiters ourselves and have been exploring these beaches for several years.We are happy to show you the best kite spots.

 



Choose between different tracks from Cumbuco to Atins. The tour Cumbuco to Jericoacoara offers more than 120 kilometers and the best wavespots. Cross the next state Piaui and explore the third biggest riverdelta in the world, Delta do Parniba. You will cross 3 states and kite in total 278 km if you kite the whole track all the way from Cumbuco until Atins.



 

This kind of trips is for those that have at least a medium level of experience as a kite surfer. To enjoy it the most, make sure you are fit and your material is in good shape. The most important thing you have to know when you do it is how to ride toeside/switch.

 

And we know how important a good relaxing place is when your are working out all day in the sunshine.

 We organize accommodations before every tour starts, so we will acually know which hotels/pousada’s we will stay at approximately 2 days before leaving.

THE ACCOMMODATION

We organize accommodations before every tour starts, so we will acually know which hotels/pousada’s we will stay at approximately 2 days before leaving.

 

However, this can vary from tour to tour depending on availability of rooms at our preferred places.

 

So the list here may not include the place where you will be staying; however, we know which places are best and which ones we use more often.

These are our preferred accommodations:

CUMBUCO ACCOMMODATION A

Under european management it is a great place to stay for many different reasons. The Guesthouse is only 2 minutes away from the beach and 5 minutes to the supermarket or the restaurants.

 

Make use of the complete kitchen if you like to cook yourself or use the barbecue place to have a grilled fresh fish or the famous brazilian steaks or just relax on the windy balcony in a nice and comfortable hammock.

 

All rooms are new with nice wooden furniture and have a ventilator, fridge and are very spacious with 25m2 and have single or double beds all with moskito nets if needed.

 

Each room has its own bathroom with hot shower and we provide fresh towels and soap for you. The bungalow is our best option if you are on a budget because it has 2 single rooms and you share a bathroom. All rooms are cleaned daily and a laundry service is available as well. In front of the rooms there is quite some space to wash and clean your kites.

 

Sit on the balcony or relax in one of the hammocks and cruise the world wide web for free. All in all a really relaxing place with cool chill out music during the day.

CUMBUCO ACCOMMODATION B

The best combination of a quiet location while being close to the center of things. Everything is within walking distance: restaurants as close as 200 mtrs (“Sabor da praia”, “Gaucho” and “Top Secret”), beach 3-4 minutes. The other side directly borders the endless dunes.

 

The rooms are equipped with handcrafted furniture in country-style. Each room has a functional shelf for personal items such as clothing, bags, etc. The veranda with arches in colonial styles and hammocks call for relaxing time.

 

The house can be rented completely for a group of up to eight people or by room. The differently sized double bedrooms are all individually accessible from the veranda/terrace.

 

Each suite has a private bathroom with toilet and shower and hot water. A large double room can be connected with another room, offering an ideal solution for a family with children or groups of four persons. On request we may also organize an extra bed.

 

The kitchen and the dining area are located outside of the house and are available for common use. The kitchen is fully equipped (big fridge, stove, crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc. ..). On the terrace there is a big barbecue grill(churrasco).

 

The house is surrounded by a large garden with old palm trees, banana trees and other plants. In a separate part of the house lives a very kind Brazilian family (caseiro) taking care of house and garden, as well as the cleaning of rooms and – if desired – preparing breakfast for the guests.The house has a car park – if you have a car, then this can be safely parked in the shade on the property.

CUMBUCO ACCOMMODATION C

Come, stay and enjoy a kiter´s paradise at one of the most luxurious and impeccably maintained properties in the heart of Cumbuco. It is a self contained complex that consists of 10 apartments in total, all are available for short or longer term rental all year round.

 

8 of the apartments are one bedroom units of approximately 60m². There are two, two bedroom penthouse apartments of approximately 120m². The property also has a pool, outdoor shower, leisure area for group gatherings, kite lockers, central laundry room, modern high level security system and a beautiful garden and kite washing/drying area.

CUMBUCO ACCOMMODATION D

It is a trendy, small-scale hotel, located directly on the beach. All rooms have full sea view, and they come with an en-suite bathroom with a hot shower, comfortable beds, and an outside space with a hammock. Room rates include all taxes, service charges, breakfast, WIFI, parking and daily housekeeping.

 

It is designed in a way that it blends in the nature around: a lot of wood, natural stones and a lush garden, full of colorful flowers and tropical birds. Eco-friendly, the hotel is built on the wind, which creates a natural air flow through the rooms. A small hotel with only 18 rooms, it has an intimate and social feel to it and the atmosphere of a pousada.

 

Atmosphere is sociable and it breathes a healthy and natural lifestyle. The hotel has a restaurant where you can get simple wholesome meals, a (beach) bar with delicious drinks, a watersports center for kitesurf lessons, rentals & sales, a lounge area with a collective TV and a Spa where you can get relaxing massages.

 

On the sun deck you can chill while lying on a lounge bed, looking over the roundly shaped swimming pool in the tropical garden on one side, and the beach with swaying palm trees and the Atlantic Ocean (with kitesurfers doing their tricks!) on the other side. When the hotel is full, we organize communal meat barbeques and sushi nights.

 

Free WIFI is available in the restaurant.

CUMBUCO ACCOMMODATION E

Our boutique hotel lies at a stone throw’s distance from the magnificent, still untouched, beach and from the centre of Cumbuco. It is uniquely situated in the sand dunes and borders on a nature reserve. It is not a mass-product that we are offering, but a place where people can find a home away from home.

 

After arrival a drink will help you recuperate from your journey and we will be happy to take some time to inform you about the practicalities of your stay in Brazil. A bottle of cold water has already been put into the fridge of your apartment and a bowl of fresh fruit is waiting for you.

 

Our boutique hotel offers fifteen apartments 35 m2 which are suitable for two people and two apartments of 55 m2 for four people. Each apartment is roomy, light and has been decorated in a Mediterranean style. Some apartments have sea view and view on the dunes. Some apartments can be transformed into a family-type apartment for three and five people respectively. All of the grounds, the restaurant and the largest of the apartments is accessible to wheelchairs.

 

In the very spacious bed/living room you can find all comforts; large beds with box-spring mattresses, a comfortable sofa, an air-conditioner, fan, a bar fridge and a modern, elegant bathroom with shower and toilet. The apartments are cleaned everyday and the sheets and towels are changed every other day.

 

Our swimming pool, which is exclusively for our guests, is surrounded by tropical vegetation and by a number of very comfortable deck chairs. “Hangin’ out” for a day on the side of our pool is certainly not a punishment.

 

Every morning an extensive breakfast is served on the veranda of our hotel. With fantastic view of the sea you can enjoy our coffee, tea, fresh fruit juices, freshly bake bread, fruit salads, various cold cuts, muffins and eggs cooked the way you like them. Perfect start for a day full of kiting!

 

Lunch can be ordered everyday from 12.00 a.m. in the hotel. You can find the lunch menu in the apartments. Our kitchen closes at 22.00 hrs

GUAJIRU

Hidden amongst the tropical tranquility of coconut palms, on the beach of the small fishing village of Guajiru, is the unique, privately owned Vila. With its 34 charmingly stylish rooms, the resort sits along the breathtaking coast only a few hours drive from the state’s capital of Fortaleza, Ceará. Simple yet stylish, our rooms have everything you need to relax and enjoy this unforgettable location.

 

The suites are distributed in independent houses and surrounded by tropical gardens facing one of the many and infinite beaches of the coast. Our hotel is in front of the sea with suites equipped with king size bed box, air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety deposit box, TV and independent terrace with hammock and sea views.

 

They are decorated with fine materials like tropical woods and baths made of stone. It distinguishes itself by the comfort we offer without losing originality. Our suites are split into 2 main categories, Apartments and Bungalows. All rooms have sea views and our situated around our restaurant and swimming pool.

MOITAS

The Pousada is located on the beach of Moitas, an authentic fishing village, in the state of Ceará in Brazil. It is located 300 m from the river Aracatiaçú and 6 km from Icaraizinho. In addition to various activities such as kite surfing, buggy tours, and many others, the Pousada also offers a pleasant space for a game of volleyball, slackline, etc.

Visitors have access to the restaurant, which serves regional specialties. Possibility of booking also, subject to availability. Visitors can be accommodated in comfortable suites in the main house. It is also possible to take advantage of the elevated hut located a few steps from the sea, or other options as sleeping or camping hammocks.

 

The bar and terrace on the main house ground floor, and the first floor living room are here to spend good times with ocean panorama. The lounge room under the hut is also there to help you relax quietly in front of a sunset over the sea…

 

Two suites are on the ground floor of the main house and two other suites are upstairs. Some visitors may be accommodated in the hut. All rooms have Wi-Fi.

Suites 1 & 2

Located on the ground floor, these suites are connected by the veranda, bar and shared kitchen (fully equipped).

 

Can accommodate up to 4 people.

 

  • Includes a queen size bed and 2 single beds
  • TV-SKY
  • WiFi
  • Fans
  • Private toilet and bath with hot water
  • Hammocks
  • Veranda
  • Direct access to the kitchen and bar

Suites 3 & 4

Located on the floor, these suites are connected by the common living room (bar and games).

 

Can accommodate up to 4 people.

 

  • Includes a queen size bed and 2 single beds
  • Bay window overlooking the ocean
  • WiFi
  • Fans
  • Private toilet and bat
  • Hammocks
  • Direct access to the living room

The hut

On the upper floor, directly on the beach.

 

Can accommodate up to 4 people.

 

  • Includes a double bed and 2 single beds
  • Direct access to the lounge
  • Minibar
  • WiFi
  • Fans
  • Hammocks
  • Access to shared bathroom
  • The beach bungalow
  • Located directly on the beach.
  • Can accomodate up to 3 people. Includes a queen size bed and one single bed
  • Veranda overlooking the ocean
  • WiFi
  • Fans
  • Hammocks
  • TV-cable
  • Private toilet and bath
  • Mini kitchen and minibar
  • Direct access to the garden

JERICOACOARA

Pousada has a privileged location, situated at 100 meters from Duna Pôr do Sol beach, the main postcard of Jericoacoara. Welcoming and comfortable, the Pousada inspires tranquility, coziness and welfare at its guests, being the perfect place to people who love simplicity. With rustic architecture and design, it is in harmony with the environment. That is, a genuine refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 

The Pousada has 6 chalets and 2 suites with air conditioning, all designed in order that you have maximum comfort and privacy and built with regional raw material, being in perfect harmony with local nature. The chalets, which accommodate up to 5 people, have an area of 32m2, a ground balcony with table for breakfast and hammocks, and a bathroom with hot water.

 

They are also equipped with TV, minibar, fan and some of them have a complete kitchen. The balcony on second floor has a panoramic view of the pousada’s garden, the village, the dunes and the National Park of Jericoacoara.

BARRA GRANDE

It is home of two friends, Djan & Karl, enjoying Brazil’s climate, people and wind conditions for kitesurfing. Inspired from the local architecture & natural building materials, they welcome you to step into their home for an international exchange. Be prepared at sunset, when they will create an atmosphere so you can enjoy this moment like no where in town.

 

Located only a couple steps away from the beach, offers a comfortable and affordable accommodation for those looking for a genuine kitesurfing experience or those simply seeking the tranquility that Barra Grande has to offer.

 

The pousada offers a practical infrastructure which will make your kite trip pleasant and easy to organise (kite storage, kite cleaning & drying area). If it’s for a stop-over, a week-end or longer, the we guaranty you a pleasant and delightful stay in Barra Grande.

Standard Room

  • Air conditioning
  • Private balcony
  • Hot shower
  • Queen size bed

Twin Room

  • Air conditioning
  • Private balcony
  • Hot shower
  • Two Single beds
  • Triple Room
  • Air conditioning
  • Private balcony
  • Hot shower
  • Three Single beds

ATINS

A quiet and charming fisherman’s village at the river mouth of the Preguiça river, in the extraordinary Lençois Maranhense National Park. The beach of Atins is beautiful and unique and has the perfect conditions to practicing and learning kiteboarding. For all this reasons we just fall in love of this place and decided to build our Pousada, Restaurant and Kite School.

 

The isolation, the difficult access and the lack of communications and transportations, guarantee the originality and genuinity of this unique place. Our policy is to maintain this natural paradise intact, by preserving the Nature and the local traditions of this magical place. The Pousada is located in the small center of the village, at 200 meters from the beach and just 400 meters from the Lençois Maranhense National Park.

 

Is divided in two areas, one area on the other side of the square with the private Wooden Chalets and the main area with the Tropical garden, the Restaurant and the Kite School. We have Luxury Apartments for families and friends, Wooden Chalets, private bungalows for couples and the ocean view Penthouse for the more exigent clients.

The total area of our garden is over 5000 meters squared, with hundreds different plants and variety of flowers and fruits. Thankful to this natural ambient and the way the rooms are buildt, we don’t see any necessity of using air conditioning.

 

We offer a 3G internet signal from VIVO at the reception and restaurant that you can freely use on your device or smartphone. It is necessary to buy a “VIVO” Chip with credit, in order to be able to connect to internet with your proper device. Alternatively we offer our Notebook at the reception as a common internet point for FREE, sharable between our guests.

THE ACTIVITIES

DAY 1 – 28 KM CUMBUCO – PARACURU

We start our downwind kitesafari just past the Port of Pecem. Right at the start some fantastic flat water is awaiting us.

We’ll downwind to Taiba. In the beach area of Taiba you will find everything you can imagine; it goes from flat water (small pools, a result of low tide) up to small waves and big, clean breaking waves from 1.5 to 2.5 metres in height. Everything a rider’s heart desires.

After a short break in Taiba we will continue to Paracuru where we arrive in one of the most popular kite spots in the region, the legendary flat water and wave spot all in one.

 

DAY 2 – 17 KM  LAGOINHA – GUAJIRU

Today we will start our downwinder after a one-hour drive in Lagoinha. Again, we get to know one of the most beautiful wavespots in the region. In Guajiru a refreshing welcome drink will be waiting for us in our luxury beachfront pousada.

To top it off, we have a nice evening session; right in front of the Pousada. You’ll be riding some nice waves here.

 

DAY 3 – 27 KM  GUAJIRU – BALEIA

Our downwinder starts directly in front of the pousada. We pass by little fishing villages, beautiful sandy beaches lined with coconut trees and reach Baleia after 27 km of downwinding. Here we stay at the house of a friendly kiter family who is waiting for us with an ice-cold beer.

As Baleia is a beautiful kite spot, in the afternoon we stay here to enjoy it.

 

DAY 4 – 30 KM  BALEIA – MOITAS

Very relaxed, we continue kiting along the coast with plenty of flat water and small but very long regular waves. In the afternoon we reach the small village of Moitas. Here, time stands still. In this cosy atmosphere, with freshly grilled fish and cool caips, you feel like staying forever.

 

DAY 5 – 20 KM  ARANAU – JERICOACOARA

In a 2-hours drive we cross 2 rivers by ferry and get to see the beautiful landscape. We start the downwinder in Aranau. At first we will experience some amazing flatwater. The closer we get to Prea, the bigger the waves get.

In the afternoon we do an 8 km downwinder from Prea to our final destination, Jericoacoara. In 1994, the U.S. newspaper the Washington Post voted this area as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches on the planet. Jeri is a paradise on earth. It is surrounded by sand dunes. The roads are made of sand. In the narrow streets something is always going on and everything is welcoming and built with lots of love. In the evening the whole village climbs up to the big sand dune next to the village to see the most beautiful sunset.

 

DAY 6 – 20 KM | JERICOACOARA – TATAJUBA

This is my favourite downwinder with perfect kite conditions. The water between the clean breaking waves is as smooth as a mirror. After passing Guriu we arrive at the river mouth, with shallow water in the river and beautiful big waves in the ocean. It’s difficult to continue kiting at this stunning spot because I promise you would like to stay there all day.

 

DAY 7 – 17 KM | 20 KM CAMOCIM – PRAIA NOVA

Kiting along the coast with relatively shallow waters and small waves. Apart from a few fishermen on the road we meet no one. From Praia Nova we continue by car to Barra Grande, a kite paradise which is still an insider tip.

 

DAY 8 – 18 KM | BARRA GRANDE – LUÍS CORREIA 

We start our 18 km downwinder in Barra Grande. First we pass the big flatwater lagoon and continue riding until we reach our cozy pousada in Luís Correia.

 

DAY 9 – FLATWATERKITING AT THE SECRET SPOT 

Early in the morning we drive to Parnaiba and meet our private motorboat on the harbour. If we are lucky we gonna see monkeys, crabs and caimans during our boatride to the secret spot, which is a rivermouth with mirror-smooth water. There we gonna spend the afternoon. We sleep inside the delta on the island canarias.

 

DAY 10 – DELTA DO PARNAIBA

Our private motorboat picks us up after breakfast and we gonna spend the whole day in the delta. Kite again at the secret spot or do a small downwinder. During the night safari we will see wild animals.

 

DAY 11 – 50 KM | ILHA CANARIAS – ILHA MELANCIEIRA

The Delta do Parnaiba is the third-largest river delta in the world. Today you have the possibility to kite all the way or half the way around the delta. Our boat brings us to a rivermouth where we start our downwinder. We meet the boat again after 22 km at the island caju, to have some snacks and refreshments. There are more 22 km to kite, to meet our boat again and reach the other side of the delta. We spend the night in Tutóia.

 

DAY 12 – 38 KM | TUTOIA – PAULINO NEVES

Mirror-smooth water awaits us in Tutóia, where the ocean is separated by a sandbank around 1 km from the beach. We travel together to this sandbank, reaching the open sea and Paulino Neves, riding on small waves. Our driver will already be waiting for us there. We travel to Cabure where we have to cross the river to reach Atins in Maranhão State.

 

DAY 13 – ATINS + NATIONALPARK LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES

Upon arrival in Atins you will immediately get the feeling that you have reached the end of the world. There are no roads built yet. Getting around the village is difficult because of the fine, deep sand. The village can only be reached by boat.

There are a few pousadas and restaurants. This little place is totally unspoilt and is situated in an untouched, natural landscape, despite having an absolutely fantastic kitespot right on its doorstep. At low tide the water is like a mirror. Kite out to the small sandbanks and freestyle endlessly between them with 3 or 4 other kiters.

Here we can enter into the enormous Lençóis Maranhenses dune region with its 1000s of small crystal-clear lagoons. The area covers 1,550 km² and was declared a National Park on 2.6.1981. Firm dunes and shifting sand dunes range up to 40 km into the interior. In spite of the relatively high levels of precipitation, this is Brazil’s only desert.

 

DAY 14 – TRANSFER BACK TO CUMBUCO

 

 

Your Kite Level: 

This downwinder is not suitable for beginners. You must be able to kite safely in waves and in a strong wind, and to relaunch your kite quickly out of the water. The downwinders can last 3-4 hours (with breaks), so you must be fairly fit and have proper equipment. Inside the Delta of Parnaiba there will be NO Car-Support.

 

 

You also must have the following kite skills:

  • Ride toeside/switch – to kite downwind parallel to the beach
  • Knowledge of the safety system
  • Waterrelaunch
  • Upwind Bodydrag
  • Selfrescue

 

 

The downwinder will definitely be held when we have a minimum of 3 participants.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

NORTH EAST – BRAZIL

 

STRONG WIND AND TROPICAL WATER

 

The water is 25 degrees, the air temperature 28 to 30. Because of your speed it feels like 23 and that is just perfect

 

We tried and tested and we dare say: these kite-conditions are just right. Add to that constant winds that increase every day a bit as we move up the coast.

 

And the safety of currents that bring you back to the beach. Do we need to say more ?

We all know the speed of a kite going downwind; imagine how it feels to do this several hours without needing to stop and without needing to work your way back upwind to get back to your starting point.

 

Imagine the speed and the waves and then imagine the comfort of doing that wearing just your bermuda and a lycra.

 

 

OCEAN WAVES AND FLAT WATER LAGOONS

 

We are talking 1000 km of good kite-surfing beaches with good kite surfing conditions.

 

And that means: the best places among those create a new level of ‘good Kitespot’: after kiting there once, you will want to come back. We understand. We do that all the time. And, more importantly, several of our guests do.

 

Beaches are predominantly empty sandy beaches, often lined with palm trees and some low dunes.

 

We know how to take you to some perfect deserted flat water lagoons, hidden just past the dunes. There are stretches of long, rolling waves and patches with strong and high ones.

Getting Here

If you are flying, the closest airport to fly is to Fortaleza (Pinto Martins International Airport). It will take around 1 hour by car to get to Cumbuco, just 40km driving north. You can get a taxi or transfer (not included in the price) on the Airport.

PRICES & PACKAGES

PRICE: 2686 EURO

 

INCLUDED:

13 kite days

13 overnight stops in a ½ double room

Breakfast

New Hilux with driver

Guide/kite instructor on the water

Private motorboat inside the delta

A night safari

Visit the national parc Lençóis Maranhenses

Water, fruits and snacks

Transportation back to Cumbuco on the 14th day.

 

 

START DAYS 2016:

August 7th

August 21th

September 4th

September 18th

October 2th

October 23th

November 6th

November 20th

December 4th

 

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