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Why You'll Love Kitesurfing In Cumbuco!

  • Vibrant South American atmosphere
  • Amazing conditions for kiters of every level
  • A range of new, very good accommodation options to choose from

Cumbuco Kitesurf Holidays Overview

The once little fishing village of Cumbuco is around just 30 minutes journey North of Fortaleza airport in the North Eastern state Ceara, Brazil. From the months of June to December this part of Brazil has to be one of the windiest places on the Planet! Combined with some of the friendliest people you are ever likely to meet, and a vibrant South American atmosphere, Cumbuco makes for a Kitesurfing Holiday of a lifetime.

PLANET first visited this area about 12 years ago on a research trip along the entire Northern Coastline from Fortaleza right up to Jericoacoara. At that time Cumbuco was a relatively little known quiet spot. Since then the word has got around about what an astounding place this is and so the resort has become one of the best known kitesurf resorts in Brazil. On a more recent visit we have found a range of new, very good accommodations, the best in Cumbuco (we went to see every hotel!). Cumbuco is best suited to those looking for a very sociable and fun kitesurf holiday with some amazing conditions for all levels; from total beginner through to those looking for small waves. For bigger waves it is better to head further North (ask us about this if you are advanced rider).

As with all of our resorts it is always best to speak with us, we are Brazil experts and know this region very well. It is very important to get the right accommodation and location for your budget and level - when booking with Planet Kitesurf Holidays you can be assured of both. If you have a little longer we strongly recommend combining a kitesurf holiday to Cumbuco with one of the other kitesurf resorts and / or some other trips around Brazil - see our suggested tours below.

The Spot

Cumbuco:  On one side of Cumbuco are big dunes and on the other flat sea, but the warm air radiating off the dunes builds the wind up - it‘s proper trade wind too. There is miles of flat wide beach to chose a spot to launch from so you shouldn’t get too crowded even if it seems like there are lots of people around town or the hotels.

Lagoa Cauipe: Situated 10km downwind (north) to Cumbuco the Lagoa Cauipe is a beautiful lagoon close to the sea. Flat water or waters, you choose. You need a buggy or a 4x4 to drive from Cumbuco to the lagoon if you want to use the “road beach”. With a normal car you can take the normal road. You can also make a nice downwind from Cumbuco.

The Wind In Cumbuco

From June to December North Eastern Brazil has some of the best wind in the planet with reliable 20 - 30 knots 80% of the days!!

Nightlife In Cumbuco

Cumbuco has some great nightlife and restaurtants all situated around the small centre. You can have a great time in Cumbuco on the weekends if you want or just have a relaxing meal in a small restaurant...all with a Brazilian smile. If you want a big night out then head to Fortaleza, here you have everything.

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See What Our Clients Say

The travel arrangements for my kitesurfing holiday were organised in a relatively short period of time and Planet kitesurf provided good advice and suggestions on the place I travelled to. Pick ups at airports went well as well. Cumbuco is a superb location for kitesurfing was superb and the hotel choices were great too. The Marriott in Rio was up to the standard to be expected of this chain with an excellent location while the Itaca Boutique Hotel in Cumbuco surpassed my expectations as a result of the proprietor who took me under his wing, organised various outings for me, and ensured my well being and security at all times. The location was beautiful, and the meals where delicious too. The personal touch offered by the proprietor and his wife was exceptional and made my stay unforgettable. I enjoyed moderate wind everyday. Many thanks for the team at Planet Kitesurf in the help in choosing the right location, hotels and for making sure everything worked out perfectly. I'm also glad that I stayed 2 days in Rio as suggested by Marcus. I had an unforgettable 2 weeks in Brazil, I would still be at the Itaca Cumbuco if I could.


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