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BRAZIL WINDSURFING HOLIDAYS

Why you'll love windsurfing in Brazil!

  • Ideal wind and weather conditions for windsurfing all year round
  • Dazzling beaches, tropical islands and picturesque colonial towns

Windsurfing holidays in Brazil offers everything you could want; incredible winds, flat water, waves, astounding lagoons all within a safe and relaxed atmosphere. It is world famous for its beauty, local charm and as a world-class windsurfing destination - the perfect place to spend your holidays.

Brazil is a seductive country with dazzling beaches, tropical islands and picturesque colonial towns. Its verdant rainforests boast an astounding array of wildlife, while its wildly energetic cities are home to a multitude of ethnic groups. Besides this, Brazil is the perfect location for windsurfing as it offers ideal wind and weather conditions for this sport all year round. Imagine a seemingly endless expanse of turquoise sea, where the water is a constant 27 degrees and you can sail all day, this is a water sports paradise! 

Brazil is the world's largest exporter of coffee, a feat they can boast about for the last 150 years. Brazil is also home to the Amazon River where the world's largest volume of water is discharged - around 209 thousand cubic metres flow into the Atlantic Ocean every second. Brazil is also home to 21 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Although still cheaper than North America and parts of Europe, Brazil, with its booming economy and strong real, has become South America's most expensive country. Brazil's currency is the real (hay-ow; often written R$). ATMs are the easiest way of getting cash in big cities and are common. In many smaller towns, ATMs exist but rarely work for non-Brazilian cards. Even if you are relying mainly on credit or debit cards as your source of funds, it's not a bad idea to take some cash and traveller's cheques in reserve. You can change these in banks or in casas de cambio (exchange offices). You can use credit cards for many purchases and to make cash withdrawals from ATMs and banks. Visa is the most widely accepted card, followed by MasterCard.

Brazil’s high season runs from December to March. This is when the country fills with both foreign visitors and vacationing Brazilian families (school holidays run from mid-December to Carnaval, usually in February). Prices rise during this time and you’ll face more crowds, though this is also the most festive time in Brazil. Brazil’s low season runs from May to September. With the exception of July, which is also a school-holiday month, this is the cheapest and least-crowded time to visit the country – though it can be - utterly vacant in some resort areas and cold in the south. Depending on where you go, weather may be a significant factor in your travel plans. In Rio, the humidity can be high in summer, with temperatures hovering around 28°C (82°F). Rainfall is another factor, with October to January being the wettest months. In winter Rio temperatures hover around 23°C (73°F), with a mix of both rainy and superb days.

Since most vaccines don’t produce immunity until at least two weeks after they’re given, visit a physician four to eight weeks before departure. Ask your doctor for an International Certificate of Vaccination (otherwise known as the yellow booklet), which will list all the vaccinations you’ve received. This is mandatory for countries that require proof of yellow-fever vaccination upon entry, but it’s a good idea to carry it wherever you travel.

UK / EU passport holders should have a full 10 year passport valid until at least 6 months after date of return. Other passport holders please check with Brazilian Embassy (020 7659 1550).

Top regions in brazil

The wind here is without a doubt some of the most reliable in the world, especially the last half of the year, when the wind continuously blows like crazy. So if you like strong wind this is worth considering.  What was once a small fishing village is now a bustling lively place with many posadas, small bars and restaurants. During high season this location can get very busy so it is not for everyone. In recent years there has been a hand full of very good accommodations catering for a more discerning client.

So if you are looking for a destination to provide non-stop sailing and a lively atmosphere Jericoacoara is perfect for you!

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Named The newest star of Brazil, Gostoso is a true gem to the world of windsurfing and we think one of the best windsurf locations in the world! Located in the region of Rio Grande Do Norte, and just over a one hour transfer from Natals International airports. 

A windsurf holiday to Gostoso offers a rare combination of incredibly reliable wind, beautiful accommodation and amazing value for money. The local people are very charming, and welcoming to windsurfers, kiters, and surfers. Violence is non-existent here, and the pace of life is really calm. The town of Gostoso is changing a lot with wind tourism growing every year with new small very good restaurants popping up. There is a range of very good quality hand picked accommodations with the windsurfing either directly on site or just a short walk away. 

When planning a windsurf holiday to Brazil it is especially important you get the best advice on the appropriate accommodation and windsurf location for your budget and skill level. As with a lot of destinations, there tends to be just a hand full of really good quality accommodations and windsurf centres. Planet Windsurf are Brazil specialist having travelled extensively around the coast of this amazing country. Please call us for expert advice and we will do our best to make sure you get the best windsurf holiday to Brazil.

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This is a very special part of Northern Brazil offering a tranquil and charming location with some amazing windsurfing conditions for all levels. The name icaraizinho refers to a small beach fishing town consisting of a hand full of restaurants, shop and basic amenities. The beach here is stunning and very wide. We think that a windsurfing holiday to Icaraizinho is best done for around 4-6 days in combination with perhaps Gostoso or Jericoacoara. A longer duration may work well if you are considering a very relaxing romantic break with a non windsurfing partner or family.

As with all of our windsurf holidays we spend considerable time and effort to research first hand all of our resorts and accommodations. In icaraizinho we only work with Villa Mango at it is by far the best accommodation in this area, we can also offer exclusive special price at this property. This property is a 15 - 20 minute stroll up the beach. There are other accommodations we can offer on request closer but they are very basic.

 

When planning a windsurfing holiday to Brazil it is especially important you get the best advice on the appropriate accommodation and windsurf location for your budget and skill level. As with a lot of destinations there tends to be just a hand full of really good quality accommodations and windsurf schools. Planet Windsurf Holidays are Brazil specialist having travelled extensively around the coast of this amazing country. Please call us for expert advice and we will do our best to make sure you get the best windsurf holiday to Brazil.

Go to Icaraizinho Page