Category Archives: Beaches

Day party in Ilhabela: Sea Club

Day clubs are popular in cities around the word like St Tropez, Miami, Vegas, Ibiza, Marbella etc.  The concept of a day party is still new to Brazil; so if you  like day parties and happen to be in Ilhabela you are in luck! Combining beach, pool, music (from international DJ’s), gastronomy and drinks into a luxurious […]

Ilhabela Overview

Ilhabela (Beautiful Island) the largest island in Brazil is located 4 miles off the coast of São Paulo state which is (205km/ 127mi) from Sao Paulo city and 340km/210mi from Rio. There are a number of smaller islands that make up all of Ilhabela. How to get to Ilhabela: First off, the traffic is horrible so […]

Boat trip in Ubatuba

Ubatuba has 19 beautiful islands and over 100 beaches so one of the best ways to see them is obviously by boat.  If you can arrange a boat trip while you are there it is well worth it! Our first stop was Ilha das Couves which offers some of the best snorkeling.  It is divided […]

Natural water park and beautiful beach: Prumirim

There are tons of beaches in Ubatuba, but I have to say Prumirim was my favorite because it has everything you could want for your afternoon: beautiful yellow sand beach which is aprox 1000m long, large stones you can climb around on, good points for surfing, nice restaurant kiosks, ability to take a boat over […]

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 […]

Where to stay in Icaraizinho: Villa Mango

From Jericoacoara it is about a 2 hour drive to Icaraizinho, another small fishing village famous for kite surfing. When I say very small, I mean you won’t see many other people for miles as it is very remote.  We stayed at Villa Mango, a charming hotel that completely integrates you with the beauty of […]

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 […]