Monthly Archives: September, 2013

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 […]

Tips and Tricks to surviving a concert in Brazil

I’m going to put it out there and say I am one of ‘those people’ that love going to concerts.  In the last 2 weeks I have been fortunate to spend 2 weekends back to back at shows so I wanted to tell you a little bit about them and some tips on how to […]

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 eat in Guajiru: Restaurant Linda Vista at Rede Beach

Restaurant Linda vista located at the Rede Beach Boutique Resort is one of the best restaurants in Guajiru.  Ocean front dining at its best, while you listen to Bob Marley, and Jack Johnson, featuring a wonderful selection of fresh fish, steaks, sandwich and pizza dishes. At some point during your stay whether during lunch, dinner or an afternoon […]

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 […]

Pedra Furada Jericoacoara

About a 45 minute trek (4 kilometers) from the town center of Jericoacoara (jeri) you will find Pedra Furada (the holed stone) which is considered the postcard of Ceará!  Sculpted by nature through the waves, it is the symbol that characterizes the famous beach, now internationally known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. […]

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 […]