is a village that sits between Cumbuco and Paracuru that has become famous in the world of kitesurf thanks to its constant wind and its lagoon only 10 minutes away from the village itself, a spot where you’ll be kiting alongside some of the best kitesurfers in the world.
This fishing village is surrounded by palm trees and white dunes on both sides and has a real charm that characterises all the villages in this region.
High season – July – January ➔ 18 kn – 32 kn
Probability of wind – 95%
Low season – February – June ➔ 10 kn – 18 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
Praia de Taiba: This is the perfect spot to get into wave riding, you will always find some waves regardless of the tide. Closer to the town of Taiba, towards the east you will find one of the best wave spots in the whole northeast of Brazil with 2m – 3m waves depending on the swell.
Lagoa de Taiba: PFor flatwater lovers and for beginners, 4km to the northwest of Taiba, you find this well known lagoon which serves as a playground for freestyle addicts and a spot where beginners can start riding their first metres without the discomfort of the current and waves. The downside of this spot is that sometimes in high season you can get too many kiters wanting to ride here and the truth is there isn’t enough space for everything as the lagoon isn’t that large. Nevertheless it’s always fun to go and see the pros training, you can always learn a thing or two!
Downwind to Paracuru: From Taiba we can do a 10km downwind to Paracuru in which you’ll be able to play with the waves and flat water spots on the way. It’s essential that you pay attention to the rock sections along the downwind as well as to the wooden poles which protect the lobster breeders.
The wind blows constantly between August and January ranging from 18 to 32 knots. The temperature of the water is always at 28˚C and outside it’ll never be lower than 26˚C and it can go up to 38˚C.
Taiba’s town usually has a good atmosphere during the nights. Sometimes food markets are organised due to the large French community living there.
There’s a really good surf spot just beside the town where nice waves form left to right. For those who want to discover the surroundings, there are always buggys or quads available to rent.
- Spot for beginner kiters 80% 80%
- Spot for experienced 100% 100%
- Freeride 100% 100%
- Kitewave 100% 100%
- Freestyle 100% 100%
Downwinds passing by Taiba
Kitesurfing trips to Taiba
Taiba - CE
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 Taiba you have to catch a flight to Fortaleza International Airport. From Fortaleza to taiba you are only 1.5 hr drive away.
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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.
Drinks & Food
In Taiba you will find both typical and international dishes. Being so close to Fortaleza you can also take a trip into the city if you feel like it.
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.
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