You will feel like you have stepped back in time in Icaraizinho. The restaurants and pousadas are just a stone throw away from the beach which is protected in a beautiful bay surrounded by palm trees. It is Jericoacoara 15 years ago with a quitter yet authentic feel with less general tourism and mote locals and kiters in the town. The nightlife in Icaraizinho is good with a variety of bars and restaurants serving local seafood and international cuisine as equally some of the best caipirinhas to be found anywhere.
Due to the curvature of the bay in Icaraizinho you will find a variety of wind directions in the bay depending on the kite spot/beach that you go to. The east side of the bay the wind is generally offshore and with 4 different kite spots to choose from you will surely find conditions that are perfect for you from flat water to waves.
On the furthest point west of the bay on low tide you will find butter flat water for practicing your freestyle. To the mid west of the bay in front of Barraca do Kite you will find flat water in low tide and wave riding in high tide. In front of Club dos Ventos on the eastern point you will find flat water perfect for practicing tricks however on high tide it does get a little choppy here. The best wave riding in the bay is between the eastern point and the village where you will find up to 2 meter waves here for all you wave kiting connoisseurs.
Boasting 16 to 30 knots daily from August through January and even into February Icaraizinho is a kiters dream come true. The average air temperature is between 25C to 32C
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. (Make sure you have someone to translate Portuguese with you). 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.