what used to be a little fishing village is now a very friendly and quirky cosmopolitan town full of cool little restaurants, posadas and an array of colourful kites filling its skies. Don’t worry though, there is plenty of coast for all! Sao Miguel has a real variety of tourism – from Brazilians who enjoy soaking up the summer sun to travellers from all over passing through for a day, month or a year to the many kiters who are drawn to this place for its constant, steady wind and beautiful stretches of coco-line beaches.
High season – October – February ➔ 18 kn – 30 kn
Probability of wind – 95%
Low season – February – June ➔ 10 kn – 20 kn
Probability of wind – 55%
Men (take 2 sizes)
8 & 11 depending on weight
Women (take 2 sizes)
6 & 9 depending on weight
28˚C – 38˚C all year round
26˚C – 28˚C all year round
Ponta do Santo Cristo: This spot offers various different conditions in very little space making it the perfect attraction park for kitesurfers. Here you’ll find flat waters next to sandy point that juts out into the sea. The water is especially flat when the tide is low. Going 300m further out to sea you’ll discover a sandbank and as the tide rises it creates great waves to wave ride. During high tide you’ll also experience riding waves on the shore of up to 2m, equally as fun to ride, if not more!
This spot offers perfect conditions for all types of riders; from beginners who are learning to pros who want to practice tricks or ride waves all day long.
Praia do Marco: This beautiful beach is a 20 minute buggy ride away along the coast of Sao Miguel do Gostoso. The wind tends to blow harder here in this little bay than they do in Sao Miguel itself, but there is only a small space to play with. It’s partially surrounded by a rocky reef which forms a perfect flat pool when the tide is low. Further out at sea, when the tide begins to rise, waves between 1m to 2m begin to roll in by the reef, perfect for wave riding. Without a doubt this is an awesome spot where you’re bound to one or two locals but not many tourists!
The windy season in Sao Miguel do Gostoso runs from July through to February with wind speeds between 16 and 26 knots, which sometimes reach 30! This place offers a constant side shore wind which usually usually picks up early morning and begins to die off around 16:30 or 17:00 in the afternoon.
Temperatures in São Miguel do Gostoso range from 26˚C and 35˚C, with temperature waters never lower than 27˚C.
For those days when you want to mix it up a little you can grab a beach buggy and drive for hours along the coast, or check out the surf in Praia do Tourinhos. Slightly south of Sao Miguel you’ll find some of Brazil’s top spots for snorkeling and scuba-diving. Snorkeling tends to be the preferred activity here thanks to the vast shallow natural pools that surround this stretch of coral reef. Trips out of Maracajau tend to disappoint as thousands of people visit the reef daily, which is why we recommend taking a trip out of the quieter and well preserved reefs of Perobas.
If you’re not feeling too tired in the evenings Sao Miguel has a few different options. You might choose to listen to live music at a beach bar or grab a cocktail in one of the quirky bars or restaurants in town or you could end up sharing beers around a campfire playing the bongo drums or listening to strums of a guitar.
- Spot for beginner kiters 100% 100%
- Spot for experienced kiters 100% 100%
- Freeride 100% 100%
- Kitewave 80% 80%
- Freestyle 100% 100%
Downwinds passing by S. M. Gostoso
Kitesurfing trips to S. M. Gostoso
São Miguel do Gostoso - RN
Requirements to enter the country
To enter the country you will need a valid passport for at least six months from the date of entry. You will be permitted a tourist visa valid for up to 90 days which is obtained at the airport of your arrival. During the flight you will be handed an Arrival Card; a piece of paper that you receive upon arrival that must be filled in, authorizing your stay for a certain period. You must keep this document with you during your stay in Brazil as it must be handed in at customs on the day of your departure.
We advise you to contact the embassy of or consulate of your home country should you be in doubt about the requirements necessary to enter Brazil.
How to get there
To get to Sao Miguel do Gostoso you must fly to the International Airport of Natal and then travel about 1.5hr north to get to this magnificent spot.
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The Brazilian currency is called Brazilian Real (R$) and we advise you to check the exchange rates when exchanging your money.
Food & Drinks
São Miguel do Gostoso has a great selection of restaurants specializing in both local and international cooking. Many of the pousadas have their own restaurants and usually of a high standard. Thanks to the foreign influence and the regular influx of local tourism, Sao Miguel do Gostoso can offer a real gastronomical experience for all.
Internet Connection & Plugs
Every pousada that we work with offers a high speed wifi connection. The plugs have a two pin and fit into a type N socket (same as plugs used in most of Europe).
Vaccines & Medicines
In this region of the northeast of Brazil one does not need to be vaccinated, but we would advise you to consult your doctor to inform yourself about vaccinations should you decide to visit other parts of Brazil during your stay.
At the same time we advise you to bring a small First Aid Kit for convenience as it can be very difficult to find medicine especially in the more rural locations.