Kitesurfing in Brazil

Kitesurfing in Tatajuba close to Jericoacoara

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+ NEW in 2016: New beach site accommodations
+ Incredibly beautiful pousada far from crowded spots

+ VDWS kite center managed by KiteWorldWide
+ Flatwater spot in front of the door and other spots nearby
+ Best wind in Brazil
+ Jericoacoara only 45 min. away
+ Exclusively at KiteWorldWide

Tatajuba, a name that awakens the senses! This small, almost forgotten place lays west of Jericoacoara (“Jeri” for short) on the mouth of a river. Anyone who used to know and love Cumbuco as a small, out-of-the-way fishing community will really be able to appreciate this spot. Lots of space, wind and just kiting, kiting, kiting. And if you want to party, Jeri, with its laid-back atmosphere and wild nightlife, is not far away and worth at least one trip.

This really is a kitesurf paradise: one of the best shallow water spots with the most reliable and strongest wind in Brazil. The wind blows constantly from June to the end of February and makes sure that you’ll have nearly endless kitesurf sessions. When the spots around Fortaleza “lose the puff” in December, you’ll still have enough wind in your kite here for another two months. The spot is located right next to your accommodation and on the mouth of a river. Even at high tide you can find enough shallow areas where you still can stand. You’ll have an unimaginable amount of space to cruise around and try out new jumps. A few hundred meters further down the mouth of the river, you’ll have another awesome spot with small “kicker waves” and only four kilometers away from a big sweet-water lagoon.

The pousada that we found on our discovery tour of Brazil is a true beauty and totally KiteWorldWide style. Located insanely close to the kite spot with a large garden surrounded by palms, you’ll find our “Garden of Eden” in an area of northeast Brazil that has become very touristic. Besides other kiters, you’ll see small monkeys and chameleons—among others. There are several lounges in the pousada where you can relax in a hammock or on a comfortable sofa after a tiring session—or even in the big pool.

Those who seek pure beach feeling, will fall in love with the new accommodations right in first row on the spot. Here you’ll never loose the water and wind out of sight.

But since a picture is worth more than a thousand words, just hit play on the video on the right.

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Kitesurfing in Brazil

Kitesurf Spots

Tatajuba River Mouth

This spot is right next to our accommodation. It’s a river mouth whose further course ends in the ocean. The entire area is, for the most part, shallow enough to stand in at high tide. At low tide you can just walk to the end of the river mouth and kite in the sea. The wind at this spot is strong and reliable. On really windy days, you can also go to the spot at Laguna La Torta. In spite of the awesome conditions here, there are never very many kiters around.

There’s a kitesurfing school directly at the spot with courses for beginners and advanced riders as well as equipment available for rent.

Tatajuba Wave Spot

You’ll find the wave spot just a few 100 meters away from the Pousada, shortly after the river mouth on the ocean side. Here you’ll experience nice kickers in the waves and good wind. A perfect spot for both wave-beginners as well as advanced wave-kitesurfers as the wind has a perfect angel to the waves.

Downwind Tours (Guriu-Tatajuba & Tatajuba-Camocim)

Tatajuba is a perfect start for downwind day tours. The kitesurf school will bring you to Guriu, and guide you on your tour. You can also start directly at Tatajuba direction Camocim. Both downwind tours offer about 15 km with variable wave conditions, everything from one to three meter big waves.

Laguna La Torta

The nearby lagoon “Lagoa da Torta” is a much more famous spot with awesome kitesurf conditions. This beautiful sweet-water lagoon with a big standing range of shallow waters, lays in the middle of the dunes and stretches for 16 kilometers into the land. The wind might be less strong and a bit gusty, due to the surrounding dunes. It is, however, perfect for days when the wind is too strong at the coast.

On the beach, there are plenty of coconut palms and a “Barraca”, the Brazilian word for small restaurant on the beach. After a successful day on the water or during a short break, you can relax in a hammock and enjoy a cold coconut.

We also recommend that you try the local cuisine—delicious fish and regional specialties at cheap prices.

This spot is about 4 km away from the pousada and reachable by buggy transfer (at an additional charge).

Secret Spot

In the farer surroundings of Tatajuba you can find the Secret Spot, with the ultimate kitesurf conditions. In order to keep it a secret, you can get further information when you are here from our kite instructor at the Pousada… ;)

KiteWorldWide packages in Tatajuba

Like in many other KiteWorldWide destinations, we also offer an all round full service package at Tatajuba. This guarantees the maximum enjoyment of your holidays without any hidden costs.

Included services: 

      • Breakfast
      • Accomodation as booked
      • Kite services as booked
      • With all kite course and rental packages: kitesurf equipment for the rest of your stay
      • 2 kite trips per week to different spots (Lagos Grande/Guriu)
      • Weekly BBQ
      • Access to the kite station and usage of its infrastructure
      • Launch and landing service

Kiteschool

Directly at the spot in Tatajuba you’ll find the Kitesurf School, which offers courses for beginners, intermediates and advanced kite surfers. The courses are held with VDWS standards.

Here you will appreciate the friendly atmosphere and management of the school. After a long day on the water you can chill in the hammocks with a cool beer and share your stories with other kiters.

The school provides the latest Core Best kites and boards.

Attention: Due to the extremely reduced package prices, there are no refunds of costs for the rental equipment or courses in the case of unsuitable weather conditions (too much or too less wind)!

Beginners package

    • 12 hrs course for beginners
    • Small groups of max. 2 students per teacher
    • kite equipment for the rest of your stay
    • VDWS license
    • 2 kite trips per week
    • Weekly BBQ
    • Access to the kite station and usage of its infrastructure
    • Launch and landing service

Intermediate package

    • 6 hrs kite course for intermediate kiters
    • Small groups (max. 2 students per teacher)
    • Kite equipment for the rest of your stay
    • VDWS license
    • 2 kite trips per week
    • Weekly BBQ
    • Access to the kite station and usage of its infrastructure
    • Launch and landing service

Advanced package

    • 3 hrs private lesson for advanced kiters
    • Kite equipment for the rest of your stay
    • VDWS Level Upgrade
    • 2 kite trips per week
    • Weekly BBQ
    • Access to the kite station and usage of its infrastructure
    • Launch and landing service

Rental package

    • Kite equipment for the entire stay
    • 2 kite trips per week
    • Weekly BBQ
    • Access to the kite station and usage of its infrastructure
    • Launch and landing service

Basic package

    • Accommodation as booked
    • 2 kite trips per week to different spots (Guru/Lagoa Grande)
    • Weekly BBQ
    • Access to the kite station and usage of its infrastrucutre
    • Launch and landing service

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Accommodations in Tatajuba

The KiteWorldWide Pousada in Tatajuba

The area of the KiteWorldWide Pousada is divided into two sections. The Pousada section is located approximately 100m from the beach. Here you’ll find the pool, the restaurant and the community areas. In the wide palm garden of the Pousada you’ll always find a quiet spot to relax but also likeminded people to chat, if you feel like it.
The beach site area is located right next to the spot. From here you’ll have a little walk to the restaurant, the pool and the community area but therefore you’ll enjoy pure beach feeling and never lose sight of the spot and the wind.

Catering

You’ll kick off the day with a lovingly prepared breakfast buffet with homemade bread, freshly squeezed juices, tropical fruits, cake, cold cuts and hot egg dishes of your choice.

Also half board is available optionally to book at site and in cash, to make sure you have plenty of energy for long sessions on the water.

With the half board option you’ll enjoy a daily changing 3 course menu with beef filet, seafood and/or various pasta dishes. If you’re in South America, also the local BBQ cuisine is not to be missed. Therefore we fire up the BBQ once a week. To make sure you’ll also see something outside of the Pousada, we’ll take you on a weekly trip to our favorite beach restaurant.

In addition to that, the half board includes table water the entire day. At the Pousada and the kite center we’ve set up multiple water dispensers. This way you’ll use less plastic bottles and support the environment protection.

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Accommodations at the Pousada area

Palafitas

The palafitas are a special kind of accommodation. These are wooden buildings on four meter stilts above the ground. As you can imagine, you’ll have an amazing view of the ocean and the river from these three houses. Each contains a king-size double bed, a shower with warm water, minibar and an electronic safe. Additionally there is a sofa and a desk.

Bungalows

Both of the roomy and comfortable bungalows are equipped with a king-size double bed, air conditioner, minibar, electronic safe and a shower with warm water. A real luxury is the private terrace with a hammock from which you have an awesome view into the tropical garden.

Kite Houses

The kite houses are all divided into two separate bedrooms and a shared bathroom. The living room can also be used by all occupants. There’s a large, comfortable sofa and a table for game nights. In addition, there is an electronic safe and minibar. From the hammock in front of the house, you’ll have a beautiful view of the river and the garden.

Accommodations at the beach area

Beach Palafita Upper floor

You’ve just woken up in the upper floor of the Beach Palafita and you’re already overseeing the spot in a way you couldn’t have imagined in your sweetest dreams. Two steps on the beautiful balcony and you can feel the wind in your ears and the sun on your skin. The Beach Palafita has been completed at the end of 2016 and consists to 100% of eucalyptus wood. Lovingly decorated, the accomodation provides an aircon and an en-suite bathroom with warm water shower.
Located directly at the spot the Upper floor appears like a comfortable tree house.

Beach Palafita Lower floor

After your kitesession you’ll enjoy in the lower floor of the beach palafita the luxury of a private chillout terrace with a hammock and a sofa. The accomodation has been completed at the end of 2016 and provides space for 2 people. It’s located next to the spot and perfect if you’d like to get up from bed and jump into your straps immediately.
After a short walkway, you’ll find yourself in the Pousada area.

Beach House / Casa Praia

This lovingly decorated apartment is located directly at the spot with a marvellous view of the lagoon from its great seaside balcony. It is the perfect accommodation for couples or groups equipped with a king size double bed, private kitchen and a comfortable bathroom with hot water shower. Here you can enjoy your kite session break in the hammock comfortalbly swaying in the breeze while watching others kite at one of the best flat water spots Brazil has to offer.

Deluxe Beach Bungalow

The deluxe beach bungalow is the custom carbon kite board amongst bungalows. It provides space for 2-3 people and offers a double bed (+ one optional bed), aircon and wifi. The centerpiece of the bungalow is the open-plan kitchen with an own bar. This might just be the perfect spot to mix an ice cold Caipirinha after long days on the water. Those who don’t wanna miss the sunset, just enjoy a drink on the private sun deck with a stunning view over the lagoon.  Furthermore, the bungalow has a spacious en suite bath with warm water shower and a television. However, a better picture than the view you’re having, also the TV can’t provide.

Beach Bungalows

The beach bungalows provide space for 2-3 people and have a double bed (+ one optional bed), aircon and an en-suite bathroom with warm water shower. Furthermore, you’ll find a fridge as well as wifi connection. The absoulute highlight of these bungalows is the amazing view from your bed right over the spot. To make sure you also won’t miss this view while having a coffee, the bungalows have a private terrace with sea view. In case you also seek some time without wind, you can just kick back and relax in the (shared) garden.

Garden Beach Bungalow

The garden beach bungalow is the smallest accommodation on the beach and ideal for 2 persons. It offers a double bed, a kitchenette (without stove), aircon, wifi and an en-suite bathroom with warm water shower. Furthermore, you’ll find a private garden as well as a patio with a hammock.

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KiteWorldWide – Weather station Tatajuba

Here you can see the current wind data just right from our weather station on site.

Current wind

PRICE EXAMPLES

In the following you will find price examples for the next months. These prices are actual prices (no “beginning from” prices), which were updated on the 17th of February 2017. We appreciate your understanding that the flight prices might change.

July

Basic package:

+ Flight from/to Amsterdam from  23.07. – 30.07. (Condor)
+ 1 week accommodation in the Bungalow
+ 2 kite trips per week to different spots (Guru/Lagos Grande)
+ Weekly BBQ
+ If needed: Storage & Kiteservice
+ KiteWorldWide Guide on site
+ Airport transfer

Price per person in double occupancy: 1641 €

Beginner package:

+ Flight from/to Amsterdam from  23.07. – 30.07. (Condor)
+ 1 week accommodation in the Palafita
+ 12 hours of kite course including equipment for the rest of your stay
+ 2 kite trips per week to different spots (Guru/Lagos Grande)
+ Weekly BBQ
+ KiteWorldWide Guide on site
+ Airport transfer

Price per person in double occupancy: 2241 €

August

Basic package:

+ Flight from/to London from  21.08. – 28.08. (TAP)
+ 1 week accommodation in the Bungalow
+ 2 kite trips per week to different spots (Guru/Lagos Grande)
+ Weekly BBQ
+ If needed: Storage & Kiteservice
+ KiteWorldWide Guide on site
+ Airport transfer

Price per person in double occupancy: 1605 €

Beginner package:

+ Flight from/to London from  21.08. – 28.08. (TAP)
+ 1 week accommodation in the Palafita
+ 12 hours of kite course including equipment for the rest of your stay
+ 2 kite trips per week to different spots (Guru/Lagos Grande)
+ Weekly BBQ
+ KiteWorldWide Guide on site
+Airport transfer

Price per person in double occupancy: 2147 €

August

Basic package:

+ Flight from/to Brussels from  10.09. – 17.09. (Condor)
+ 1 week accommodation in the Bungalow
+ 2 kite trips per week to different spots (Guru/Lagos Grande)
+ Weekly BBQ
+ If needed: Storage & Kiteservice
+ airport transfer
+ KiteWorldWide Guide on site

Price per person in double occupancy: 1511 €

Beginner package:

+ Flight from/to Brussels from  10.09. – 17.09. (Condor)
+ 1 week accommodation in the Palafita
+ 12 hours of kite course including equipment for the rest of your stay
+ 2 kite trips per week to different spots (Guru/Lagos Grande)
+ Weekly BBQ
+ airport transfer
+ KiteWorldWide Guide on site

Price per person in double occupancy: 2013 €

Other Activities besides Kitesurfing (not included in travelprice)

If you need a little change from water and kiting, you speed through the enormous dunes in Funil with a beach buggy. Taking it to the extreme would be to try out the sand boarding in the dunes.

Tatajuba is located between the city well known to kite and windsurfers, Jericoacoara (30 km) and the fishing community, Camocim (25 km). You can reach each one of these places either by public transportation or with the beach buggy.

Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara, or ‘Jeri’ as insiders name it, is known for its relaxed atmosphere and wild nightlife. The night really gets going around midnight, and everyone who can keep going longer can party all night long.

Although Jeri only consists of four sandy streets, there is an astonishing number of restaurants, pousadas, and small, interesting shops.

Active vacationers have the chance to let some steam off in Jeri. Apart from kitesurfing, you can learn the popular Brazilian battle dance, Capoeira, on the beach, go sand boarding in the dunes or try your luck on the back of a horse.

Camocim

Camocim is located on the mouth of the Rio Coreaú on the border of the “Land of endless possibilities”, Piaui. Here you’ll find post offices, banks, hospitals, shops, a bus station and lots of different hotels and pousadas. The market and village life are definitely worth a visit!

Attention: Please be aware that you can’t pay with card in Tatajuba. Only cash accepted.

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Price Calculator & Online Booking

With the following form you can check availabilities and prices for your kite trip to Tatajuba and book directly online. If you want to book additional services which are not part of the form you also can make a non-binding request with our request form on this website. You can also fill in this form when we shall look for a matching flight for you.

General Information

Country and People

Tatajuba is one of the most beautiful and untouched places along the northern coast of Ceará in northeast of Brazil. This small community is about 300 km northwest of Fortaleza. Tatajuba is surrounded by huge, white sand dunes, coconut palms, mangroves and small freshwater lagoons.

The 500 inhabitants make their living from fishing, raising cattle and agriculture, in a peaceful and traditionally way.

In the 80s, Tatajuba was covered slowly but steadily by the moving dunes, leading to the reconstruction of the entire village on the other side of the lagoon.

On the other end of the town, you’ll discover a large, hardened dune. It’s called “Duna Encantado” or “the cursed dune”, since many of the inhabitants believe an old pirate ship is buried underneath it. According to an old legend, you can still hear old pirate songs at night…

 

How to get there?

Airport: Fortaleza (FOR)

From Scandinavia:

Via Lisbon, TAP will bring you to Fortaleza from every Scandinavian capital. You can choose to spend one night in Lisbon, or take a transfer waiting time of prox. 4 hours into consideration.

Condor often has special offers from Germany with cheap tickets, but you will have to go via Frankfurt and Salvador.

From germany, austria and switzerland:
Flights vary between 750€ and 1200€.
From our own experience, we recommend to plan at least 2 hours to change planes. Otherwise you might run danger, that your luggage won’t be transported to the next airplane in time.

When changing planes in Recife or Salvador you’ll have to check out, pass immigrations and check in again to continue your flight with local airlines. For this procedure you should calculate 3-4 hours.

Airport Transfer

Many roads lead to Tatajuba, but your trip will start at the airport in Fortaleza. After your arrival in Brazil, you’ll have two options to get to the KiteWorldWide Pousada in Tatajuba:

You can either take a direct airport transfer, where a well-established transportation company will pick you up with a minivan (approx. 4 hours drive).

Or you can take the bus from Fortaleza to either Jijoca, Jericoacoara, or Camocim where you’ll be picked up by a pousada employee in a buggy (approx. 30 min.). The busses leave directly from the airport and are extremely comfortable with air conditioning and reclining chairs. The bus trip takes about 5 to 6,5 hours, depending on the destination, and costs between €15 and €20 (depending on destination) per person one way.

Currency

Here’s a link for a currency converter; http://www.oanda.com/lang/de/currency/converter/
Per day you should calculate between 25 and 40 Euro for food and beverage.

On site at the pousada you can pay best via Brazilian Real. Credit cards are not accepted.

Please bring enough cash with you, since there are no cards accepted.

Voltage and Internet Connection

The KWW Pousada offers Free-Wifi in the restaurant.
Furthermore you’ll find standard european plugs (type f).

Food and Beverage

Per day you should calculate between 25 and 40€.
Vegetarian food can be made on request.

In our mostly rather remote destinations, we put great emphasize on the cooperation with farmers, fishers and markets from the surrounding villages. Due to the use of regional and seasonal products, we ask for your understanding that specific diets can only be considered very little – such as lactose free, gluten free or vegan dishes.

Kitesurfing

Our school is fully VDWS licensed. German speaking instructors are  available.

Equipment from Core and Best.

Kiteservice: Storage

Which kite sizes should I bring?

An intermediate male adult (80kg) ideally needs 5qm – 9qm. Most often you’ll take the 7m.

Course Schedule

Course sizes: Maximum 3-4 students per instructor. We work with the buddy system, in which 2 students share one kite.

How are the course-hours measured: The course starts off with the choice of equipment.

The Spot

The spot lays in only 50m walking distance.

Here’s a link for orientation: https://maps.google.de/maps?q=-2.853688,-40.691591&num=1&t=h&z=17