Cumbuco has the flare for both an international kitesurfing mecca and as a quiet seaside tourist hot spot close to the big city. Only 30 minutes to Fortaleza and the international Airport, Cumbuco is your first stop upon arriving in Brazil for your adventure of a lifetime awaiting. There are many low, mid to higher end hotels dotted along the beach line as well as restaurants, bars and a nightlife boasting a cosmopolitan vibe. With consistent wind, waves and a flat water Lagoon close by, mixed with a charming local/european ambience by night, Cumbuco is the perfect place for your downwinder to begin.
Cumbuco much like the rest of the north east coastline of Brazil has miles of pristine beach line. Most kiters launch directly in front of the town itself, as the beach has a gentle slope making launching and landing easy. In high tide the waves increase in size, as together with a side onshore steady and smooth 18-24 knots this combines to make Cumbuco a relatively decent wave riding spot . You can downwind from Cumbuco to the world famous Taiba Lagoon, as you will lso find it easy to rent a buggy and driver back.
From July until January you will find one of the steadiest most consistent winds (trade winds) to be found anywhere on earth. A smooth and steady side shore wind between 18-28 knots, with a warm and temperate climate always remaining above 26°C, means you can be out on the water kitesurfing with no wetsuit needed until your heart is content. As a rule of thumb starting in the south in Cumbuco the trade winds progressively gets stronger until you reach Barra Grande and there can be fluctuations due to localized thermals.
Cumbuco is close enough to the big city to have a flare for the multinational cuisine as also a small enough fishing town to have many local delicious and fresh seafood restaurants. As its a long stretch of beach with many hotel restaurant/bars it’d definitely worth a walk in the day to find the perfect vibe for you. Likewise you will find many hidden gems in the main square and beachfront area of Cumbuco.
The major International Airport to access Cumbuco is Fortaleza Pinto Martins which is 30 minutes in a Uber or Taxi.
All our accommodations throughout your downwinder has Wifi.
The local currency is called the Brazilian Real. You will find an exchange in Fortaleza international Airport. There is a cash machine at the supermarket in Cumbuco that charges a small percentage for withdrawals.
You will need a passport that is valid for atleast 6 months upon entry into Brazil. You can obtain a 90 day tourist’s visa at the airport upon arrival in Brazil. This can be extended for a further 90 days by going into the Federal Police headquarters in Fortaleza and requesting an extension. A tourist card will be given to you on your flight which needs to be completed and handed into customs on arrival. It is highly recommended you check with the Brazil embassy if there are any specific requirements for travel to Brazil from your country.