Kite surfing and lunch at Rancho do Peixe

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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 Jeri it is the perfect choice for those seeking tranquillity and immersion with nature (ie: it is VERY remote and relaxing) and is also a perfect spot for the adventure and adrenaline seeker (this is where the kitesurf school Rancho do Kite is located).<img src="rancho do peixe.jpg" alt="rancho do peixe" />

Although Rancho Peixe has the same beautiful decor as Vila Kalango, Rancho do Peixe is extremely isolated, with nothing around it so if you are a serious kiter then this is the hotel for you!  The pousada offers storage for Kitesurf and Windsurf equipment as well having a resident kitesurf school. Constant, strong, onshore winds make the Preá beach the ideal place for water sports.

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Since I personally like to stay in hotels closer to the town/ nightlife the best compromise is to take the morning shuttle over to Rancho do Peixe, spend the day and have lunch there.  At the kite school there is a beach bar called Bar da Praia with lounge chairs, hammocks and day beds (above) where you can order drinks and snacks but the restaurant (though expensive) is definitely worth trying!

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The restaurant has a very chill atmosphere half inside half outside; has a full vegetarian menu, lots of fresh fish dishes, beef and chicken as well plus kids menu.  As you can see from below we went with the grilled seabass, lobster tail and shrimp served with rice, beans, banana farofa(awesome) and potato gratin.  The portion was big but delicious! R$110 for 2 people ie US$45 per person.lunch

HOW TO GET THERE: Surrounded by a paradise nature, Preá Beach is located just 12 km from the village of Jericoacoara (CE). During the 30mins drive on beach to the town of Prea you will drive though beautiful empty beaches with random donkys, cows and goats wandering around.  Vila Kalango offers a daily free shuttle service between Rancho do Peixe (Praia do Preá) and Vila Kalango (Jericoacoara) so during your stay you commute between the villages as you wish.

Enjoy your afternoon!

Rancho do Peixe, Rua da Praia, s/nº – Cruz – CE

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