Unlike other beaches of the region, Kite Beach naturally sheltered inside Jericoacoara bay and not on the open-ocean, and therefore does not have the oceanic swell seen in most beaches. Most flat water spots in the region are small lagoons, which tend to get overcrowded. Because of the distance to the launch, we’ve created a mobile center to store your gear, plus provide shade and cold water right on the water’s edge providing the ultimate in convenience. With offshore winds, safety is an obvious concern so lessons boat-guided by our highly trained instructors. Advanced kiters should bring their own kite gear.
Vela is there bringing you more of what you can always expect: the best gear on the beach, a friendly and helpful staff, and an amazing destination to enjoy your vacation time. Warm water, constant wind, lots of sun, cool nightlife, exotic activities, and the majestic natural scenery of Jericoacoara National Park makes it the dream spot for any windsurfer or traveler.
The Vela Center is located beach-front right in front of the action, and offers several services such as buffet restaurant, cyber café, surfshop, massage clinic, activities desk, as well as the top quality equipment and professional instruction you are familiar with. Jericoacoara bay is guaranteed fun for sailors of all abilities, as it offers flat water areas for intermediates and an exciting wave spot at the tip of the bay. Jeri is known as "one of the best place in the world to learn wavesailing". That means easy, safe, long waves, where you can improve your ripping and jumping abilities. Note that in the high season strong winds and a side-offshore pattern makes Jeri an intimidating and challenging place for beginners.
When not sipping your favorite drink in the hammock we would recommend to do some of the below:
DUNE BUGGY TOURS
Travel to fresh water lagoons through the surreal and beautiful landscape of sand. The ride itself is as beautiful as the destination. Just tell the buggy driver if you want a sightseeing ride or a more rollercoaster orientated ride on the steep dunes. The trips vary from a few hours to full day trips.
Capoeira is one of the most striking shows you will ever see. It is a mix of martial art and a traditional dance which originates from Angola. You will find capoeira lessons every day on the beach. When? Early in the morning and by the end of the afternoon. There is a daily show at sunset.
In the end of Jericoacoara town, next to the sunset dune, you will find a horse renting hut. Take a stunning ride along the beaches of Jericoacoara. Due to the sun, we recommend to go in the early morning or late afternoon.
The famous sunset dune rise some 20 meters over the ocean in the outskirt of Jericoacoara. Here you can ride sand boards. Yes, it is what it sounds like, snowboarding, but I shorts. Fun? Yes. When you are out of breath, then climb up once more and witness the most beautiful sunset in the world. Guaranteed.
If you have energy left after an epic day on the water, there is a seriously lively nightlife in Jericoacoara, which includes a handful of bars, clubs and forró dancehalls where you can dance until the roosters’ crow. Simply walk to the bottom of Main Street around midnight and you'll find things just getting into gear. Sample one of the many cocktails shaken, stirred and served up at the several drink stands that line the street. A fresh caipirinha or capeta will quickly get you in the mood to groove.
Nightlife in Brazil, and especially Jericoacora, differs a bit from nightlife in Europe and North America. One of the more obvious differences is that you will be wearing shorts and walk around barefoot. But one thing to point out in an early stage is that it goes on all night long. And that the nightlife starts later. Soo take a powernap before heading down to the beach.
Forró is synonymous with Ceará state and Jericoacoara. It’s a dance which should be shared with someone you like, as it is very intimate. Either you bring someone to the floor or you will leave with one. A must while being in Brazil and dangerously addictive.
DINE UNDER THE STARS
Most of the small resturants in Jericoacoara is situated on the streets and serves excellent food. Light up some candles and eat under the stars. The evening ambience in town is unreal and differs soo much compared to hectic city life.