About Barra do Cunhau, Brazil
One of the better spots for learner kiters, the beach here doesn’t get as crowded as other spots in Brazil. The scenery is beautiful, with expansive beaches and a tranquil atmosphere. Inside a huge lagoon, which is open to the sea, you’ll find both perfectly flat water in the north, and small to medium waves at the southern end.
The large, shallow waters mean beginners can practice without getting out of their depth, while its sheer size and diversity makes it equally popular with more advanced riders. The best conditions occur between August and December, when winds are mainly south or southeasterly, and reach 15 to 25 knots. There is a beautiful Hotel and IKO Kitecenter right on the beach, which offers storage rooms, compressors, boat rescue, lessons, tours, rentals and more.
Traveling to Barra do Cunhau, Brazil
The 85km journey from Natal airport to Barra do Cunhaú takes about an hour. Take the bus, or head south by car via street number BR101. After about 70km, turn left onto street number RN269. Pass Canguaretama, and drive a further 15km to Barra do Cunhaú.
Facilities At Barra do Cunhau, Brazil
There are lots of pousadas (hotels), some good restaurants, and a bar or two here, while, at weekends, crowds party in the small centre, where dancing, music, drinks, food, and local culture can be sampled. The rest of the time, this is a quiet place, so, for something livelier, head to nearby Pipa. Here you will find bars and nightclubs open until the early hours, and hosting travellers and holidaymakers from all over the world. The journey between Cunhaú and Pipa takes just 15 minutes by taxi.
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