Category Archives: Dunes

Where to stay in Natal

Looking for an awesome family vacation destination or a fun layover on your way to Fernando de Noronha? Natal is the place and Serhs Natal Grand Hotel is where to stay! This 5 star beach front resort has everything you are looking for. There are 8 restaurants to choose from including a pizzeria, Brazilian steak house […]

Amazing things in the world: sunset dunes in Guajiru (video)

One of the many awesome packages that Rede Beach Boutique Resort offers is the ‘Sunset dune experience with champagne. For R$150 (US$68) this is the best thing you will do on your entire trip!! You absolutely MUST do this, it is so much fun, absolutely beautiful and I guarantee you won’t see this anywhere in the […]

Photos: Handstands around the Northeast of Brazil

Growing up I was a gymnast, figure skater and dancer (quite the busy after-school and weekend schedule from when I was 4-16 years old).   Since the dunes and beaches in the northeast of Brazil provide such an incredible backdrop I wanted to do something unique while capturing my moment in these special places.  Instead […]

Life in the fast lane ‘quad buggy’ style (video)

Living in the US for holidays and spring break people usually end up somewhere tropical where they rent jet skis and go cruising around in the afternoon. In the Northeast of Brazil, instead of jet skis you will find quad buggys: four wheel drive vehicles that allow you to cruise around the beaches and dunes…ie a jet ski […]

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 […]

Have you crossed the ocean in a car?

In order to make the 3.5 hour drive from Camocim to Jericoacoara (Jeri), you must take a 4×4 across the water, then continue on to an off-roading (on-beaching) adventure and through the dunes. Hop into the truck and head towards the ‘ferry’ spot, FYI I am using the term ‘ferry’ very broadly as you can see below […]

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 […]

Zip lining in Tatajuba (video)

I am a sucker for zip lines; if I am traveling and find out that there is a zip-line near where ever I am staying, I will find a way to include it in our trip.  So… when we arrived in Tatajuba and I spotted something that looked like it could be a zip line […]