The 5 best kite spots in Brazil

-The north of Brazil offers a variety of top kite spots. From November to February constant strong wind blows and the weather is great! Thanks to our Brazil tours, we can share the 5 best kite spots and highlights with you. Whether river, lagoon or sea, every spot has its own charm!

5th place: Paracuru, with a small kite lagoon in the middle of the dunes

Not far from Fortelezza, Paracuru offers two small but nice kite spots. The Paracuru Kite Beach Spot (Quebra Mar) and the Taiba Kite Lagoon are two top kite spots.

The Paracuru Kite Beach Spot, protected by a sand or coral bank, offers beautiful calm water at low tide. The coral bank is clearly visible on the left and right of the spot. At high hide, the water gets a little bit choppy, but still remains easy to kite. Wave lovers either wait for high tide or kite a little further out to the end of the coral bank, where always beautiful waves can be found.

The bar and the restaurant at the spot offer a wide selection of food and drinks. Shady spots on the beach, cold refreshments and a great view on the kite spot invite you to linger.

A few miles away and a bit hidden, there is also the Taiba Kite Lagoon, a great but small shallow water lagoon. On the right side the pro kiters show their skills. On the left side of the lagoon there are also advanced beginners practicing. The lagoon is always well visited, but a fantastic spot for shallow water lovers.

The most important information about Paracuru:

  • Kite size 8-12
  • Paracuru Kite Beach (Quebra Mar) with beautiful waves
  • Perfect lagoon (Taiba Lagoon), suitable during high and low tide
  • Kite school available
Paracuru a top KiteSpot with the Taiba Kite Kagoon. shallow watter, super wind with a lot of kites.

4th place: Ilha do Guajiru, a kite lagoon on the doorstep

Kiting before breakfast? In Ilha do Guajiru, the fabulous kite lagoon lies directly in front of the doors of the pousadas (accommodations). At high tide you have a great lagoon at your disposal. Inflate your kite and off you go!

There are several pretty pousadas right by the lagoon in Ilja do Guajiru. In addition to the lodging, most pousadas also have restaurants: vegan, pizza or classic Brazilian food, each pousada offers something special. The staff of the Pousadas also helps you to start and land your kite.

If you need some food or refreshment in between, you can conveniently land your kite right in front of the chosen pousada. A little tip: start the kite in the direction of the lagoon, because one or the other may overestimate himself and start too fast, which may result in a kite landing on the roof of a pousada.

At low tide the lagoon is not deep enough for kiting. However, at high tide and between the tides there is fantastic shallow water. A real insider tip!

The most important information about Ilja do Guajiru:

  • Kite size 8-12
  • Perfect lagoon, suitable during high tide
  • Nice restaurants and bars
  • Kite schools available

3rd place: Macapá, the wonderfully dispersed lagoon ecosystem

One of the largest “dispersed” lagoons in Brazil is located near Parnaiba in Macapá. If you are looking for shallow water, river deltas and small waves, you have found your kite paradise with the lagoons in Macapá.

Different spots develop during the day depending on the tides. At low tide, some lagoons disappear completely, others provide great shallow water. At high tide, some lagoons are getting connected to one another and certain spots have great long-running waves.

At the river delta, which is directly next to the lagoons, you should pay attention to the current and the mangrove trees. The river delta is only recommended for experienced kiters.

In addition to the many lagoons and the river delta, there are great spots in the sea for kiting. At low tide, the water is relatively smooth, at high tide there are many good wave spots and some choppy water in between.

Next to the lagoons there are also a few small restaurants. Shady places, cool drinks, delicious food and a great view of the lagoon landscape invite you to linger. In addition, the pousadas along the beach offer good food and cool drinks.

If you like to ride upwind, you can also kite to Barra Grande, where you will find a small lagoon perfect for jumping. The glassy lagoon is always well visited. You will also find restaurants and bars there for a refreshment or a snack in between.

The most important information about Macapá:

  • Kite size 6-10
  • Lagoons are suitable for kiting during high and low tide
  • Kite schools available

2nd place: Atins, the hidden kitespot - kiting in the lagoon and in the dunes!

Probably the most beautiful kitespot in Brazil. Hidden at the end of the Rio Preguiça river, built in the middle of the dunes on sand, we could find this pearl for kiting. In addition to a large and beautiful lagoon, Atins also offers opportunities for downwinders in the river or in the sea, as well as up to 8000 small lakes in the dunes for kiting. A true kite dream for those looking for peace and versatile kitespots!

The kite lagoon at the end of the river is good for both high and low tide. It stretches across the horizon and offers great shallow water as well as wave sections at high tide.

Some kiters also travel by boat up the river to Cabure beach and then kite downwind through the river d the river back to Atins. In the hinterland, the wind is not very strong and the currents need to be considered - this is an option only for advanced kiters.

A challenging downwinder on Cabure beach is also possible. With its nice long waves this is a treat for all downwinder friends. From Atins, a boat takes you up the river to the Cabana de Peixe restaurant. From there it goes via shuttle towards the village of Paulino Neves until you reach the desired starting spot for your downwinder (up to 15 km downwinders are possible). Other downwinder kite safaris start in Atins and head west along the coast and sand dunes of National Park Lencois Maranhenses.

Depending on the rainy season, up to 8,000 lakes fill up in the dunes around Atins. Many of them are big enough, so that every kiter can have his/her own freshwater shallow water pool for kiting. The wind is a bit gusty in the dunes, but definitely a unique experience!

The most important information about Atins:

  • 8 - 12 kites, depending on the wind
  • Lagoon can be used during high and low tide
  • dunes with small lakes for kiting (depending on the season)
  • Kite school available

1st place: Jericoacoara, the strong wind invites to various downwinders

Jericoacoara (Jeri) offers wonderful kitesurfing with endless beaches and often wind of over 35 knots. Downwinders or just kiting at different spots in the ocean with waves and partly with shallow water, Jeri is a paradise for kiting in strong winds.

Jeri is by far the busiest tourist destination in northern Brazil. Bars, restaurants and shopping facilities line up. The countless restaurants offer something for every taste: meat, vegan delicacies, sushi, Brazilian specialties, pizza, etc. A great little town built in the middle of the dunes and on sand.

A special way to get to Jeri is a kitesurfing downwinder from Prea to Jeri. Along the coast in the waves you can kite to Jeri. Shortly before Jeri at the bend in Pedra Furada, the coast is rocky and somewhat challenging.

Arriving in Jeri, there are further downwinder options. For example, the kite downwinder from Jeri to Guriu, Tatajuba or even to Camocim. With mostly over 35 knots (starting in the late morning) you can kiting wonderfully along the coast. For shallow water lovers it is best to start about 1-2 hours before low tide, at that time the sea is the calmest.

The most important information about Jericoacoara:

  • Kite size 5-8 (more than 35 knots possible)
  • Perfect for downwinder
  • Nice town with a good variety of bars, restaurants, shops and much more
  • Kite schools available