Kitesurfing Paradise: Terra do Vento

Exploring Brazil’s North-East Coast

Imagine a place where endless sandy beaches meet the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where constant trade winds create perfect conditions for the practice of an adventurous sport that combines the freedom of surfing with the thrill of flying. 

No, it’s not a dream. It’s a reality and Mitu Monteiro knows it. The kitesurfing champion every summer take a break from his career and fly to the North East Coast of Brazil to enjoy quality time with his family.

Rancho do Peixe, a wonderful eco-resort located in Preá became the backdrop for Mitu’s family retreat.

In this blog post, we will take you on a journey guided by the legendary Mitu to explore why this region has captured the hearts of adventure seekers from around the world. 

Perfect Playground

Stretching along the northern region of Brazil, the North East Coast is home to a string of incredible kitesurfing spots that are called “land of wind” – Terra do Vento.
The most known are Jericoacoara, Taiba ,Cumbuco and Prea, each with its unique charm and appeal:

  • Jericoacoara: Often referred to as “Jeri” by the locals, is a small fishing village turned watersports meca. Its iconic sand dunes, crystal-clear lagoons, and consistent winds make it an ideal place for beginners and experts alike.
  • Taiba: It is known for its powerful winds and large, rolling waves. Advanced riders flock here to test their skills and experience the thrill of big air jumps.
  • Cumbuco: Just a short drive from Fortaleza, Cumbuco is a bustling kitesurfing hub. Its wide sandy beaches and steady winds make it a great place for beginners, while the more experienced can enjoy challenging waves and freestyle perfect conditions.
  • Prea: Located near Jericoacoara, Prea is perfect for those looking for a quieter, more serene kitesurfing experience. Its tranquil beaches and reliable wind conditions offer an excellent evoirnment for kiteboarding adventures.

Rancho do Peixe: A hidden Paradise

Located in Prea, just a stone’s throw away from Jericoacoara, Rancho do Peixe is a boutique eco-friendly  that offers a unique blend of luxury and sustainability. Nestled within lush palm groves and set against pristine beaches, it’s the perfect hideaway for those looking for peace and relax before and after their sessions.

It is situated in a prime location that every Watersport and nature lover dream of.

The Terra do Vento surely offer a large wide of hotels and pousadas  so let’s look at why Mitu and his wife Nicole chose Rancho do Peixe as his Brazilian home:

  • Eco-Friendly Luxury: Rancho do Peixe prides itself on its commitment to eco-friendly practices. The bungalows are made from local materials, and the property uses solar power and recycles rainwater, ensuring a minimal environmental footprint.

  • Kitesurfing Paradise: For Mitu, the highlight of Rancho do Peixe was undoubtedly the exceptional kitesurfing conditions.Preá Beach is renowned for its consistent trade winds and this provides an ideal setting for both beginners and experienced riders. Nicole, used to kite in Cabo Verde, also love the water temperature that allows her to ride in bikini.
    The WSC is the first and largest Brazilian network, with over 20 Watersport centres.Mitu doesn’t stop teaching even on holiday, so during his time in Brazil, he relies on WSC to organise coaching for both beginners and advanced kiters.

  • Relaxation and Comfort: When not looking for the waves, Mitu and his family enjoyed the resort’s serene atmosphere. The comfortable bungalows, with their rustic yet modern design, provided a cozy retreat but the best part is the nature that surround them.The tranquil pool area offered a perfect spot to make the kids play when they are not in the sea.

  • Farm-to-Table Cuisine: The Monteiro’s are sea lovers but all the family share another passion: the food.
    They can enjoy exquisite farm-to-table cuisine at Rancho do Peixe’s restaurant: breakfast is their favorite meal, with tropical fruits, natural juices and the famed Brazilian açaí bowl. 


  • Exploring Jericoacoara: Rancho do Peixe offers to the guests free transfer from/to Jeri.


Let’s fly to Terra do Vento

With its consistent winds, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality, the North-East Coast of Brazil provides the perfect conditions for an unforgettable kitesurfing adventure.

Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a nature lover, or simply looking for a peaceful escape, there is an eco-friendly oasis waiting to welcome you with open arms.

Rancho do Peixe Hotel in Preá, Brazil, is a true testament to the harmony between nature and luxury. It’s a place where adrenaline and relaxation coexist seamlessly, and where eco-conscious travelers can revel in a sustainable retreat.

What are you looking for? Pack your kite gear, book your ticket, and get ready for an adrenaline-pumping experience in one of the world’s top kitesurfing destinations.

Elena Buetto – Copywriter & Kitesurf Instructor

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