Category Archives: Surfing

Beaches of Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha, home to some of the worlds most beautiful beaches is an island off the northeast coast of Brazil.  It was declared a marine national park in 1988, and now only 420 tourists are allowed on the island at any time (so make sure you plan in  advance!).  Since 75% of the island is […]

Where to stay in Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha is one of the most beautiful untouched places in the world, its a place that has been on my personal ‘bucket list’ so being able to spend 6 days here was a truly magical experience.  A little background for you: Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands off the Northeast […]

Best beach in Manuel Antonio

The Manuel Antonio North beach is one of the most beautiful pristine beaches we have ever been to (and we’ve been to a lot of beaches!). There is a shuttle from Gaia Hotel that will take you there every hour which is super convenient.  Rent chairs, umbrellas, surf board or order food/drinks at Marys which […]

Where to stay in Porto de Galinhas

Looking for a nice and fun place to stay in the beautiful Porto de Galinhas (60km from Recife, about 1-1.5hour drive)  Head to Village Porto de Galinhas, with a great location, and fun amenities you will have a wonderful stay.  Village is located right on the beautiful beach of Porto de Galinhas the property is covered with hammocks, […]

Boating around the North side of Ilhabela

Since many of the beaches in Ilhabela are only accessible by boat I highly recommend doing one of the boat tours.  There are all different types of boats to choose from so you can go with whatever you are most comfortable with and separate tours for the north and south sides of the island.  I […]

Visiting the town of Flecheiras,Ceará Brazil

Located about 70 miles (120 kms) from Fortaleza, Flecheiras is a simple, rustic fishing village with a lot of charm.  The precious coral reefs offshore create splendid natural pools during the low tide, while the palm trees, lagoons, and endless sand dunes paint a unique picturesque scenery.  The constant breeze makes the location ideal for wind related sports, […]

Where to stay in Guajiru: Rede Beach Boutique Resort

Hidden amongst the tropical tranquility of coconut palms, on the beach of the small fishing village of Guajiru, is the unique, privately owned Rede Beach Boutique Resort. The resort (about an hour drive from Vila Mango) sits 120km along the breathtaking sunset coast, from the state’s capital of Fortaleza, Ceará, in North East Brazil. Simple yet […]

Kite surfing and lunch at Rancho do Peixe

Rancho do Peixe, located on the Preá beach, 12km from Jericoacoara (CE), is under the same ownership as Vila Kalango and situated  in the midst of a 200.000m² coconut tree farm, providing an exotic combination of beaches, dunes, cliffs and coconut trees. Since the resort is about a 30 min drive from the center of […]

Overview of Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara is one of the most amazing places I have visited in Brazil; the streets are paved with sand (Morro de Sao Paulo style), beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and are lined with delicious restaurants and cute beachy boutiques. Historical fact: Until about 20 years ago, Jericoacoara was still a secluded and […]

Hidden oasis: Praia do Joa

 I was at drinks the other night discussing the various beaches in Rio when someone mentioned Praia do Joa (or Joatinga), a beach I had not heard of.  The immediate response was ‘you must go it is beautiful!’, so the next day that is exactly what I did.  Hop in your car (it’s the only […]