Absolutely, its not called cabo frio for nothing. But you have the baby lagoon and araruama which are shallow so stay a lot warmer than the beach. I'm from South Florida so all water below 80 degrees is cold to me. For the lagoon I just wear a thin shorty
Just a 2-3mm neoprene in the "winter" (we don't have winter in Rio de Janeiro ) and you're good to go... nothing absurd...hookedcook wrote: ↑Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:48 pmAbsolutely, its not called cabo frio for nothing. But you have the baby lagoon and araruama which are shallow so stay a lot warmer than the beach. I'm from South Florida so all water below 80 degrees is cold to me. For the lagoon I just wear a thin shorty
Spent the last year working in Mexico and flying back and forth to Brazil 3 times with my girl who can't fly to the US meet me in Cabo and Barra da Navidad. No issues no worries, just a normal life that doesn't involve internet statistics and safe spaces
You can do a tour as most of people, depending on the time you have available. You can hire a car transfer ($40 from Fortaleza to Paracuru) but I recommend you rent a car in the airport. Paracuru and Taiba are the only places for wave riding as I described in my post. Taiba it's a smaller town than Paracuru. We have a great night life in Paracuru Friday and Sat. In Taíba there's not such an option, the village is quiet and simple. From Taiba or Paracuru to Jeri another 170km. Jeri is super touristic, night life crazy although it's safe and beautiful. It's a must go. If you have plenty of time there's other spots like Icaraizinho, Ilha do Guajiru, Barra Grande, Atins. But no waves there. Wave paradise is Paracuru or Taíba although in Paracuru we have point break waves over a large reef (probably some 1km reef) and beach break options plus some secret spots in between taiba and Paracuru. It's awesome!daspi wrote: ↑Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:57 pmI know this is about where to retire, but as posters have suggested, first go visit. Good advise.
I so want to visit Brazil but the crime stories kept me from going so far. It is probably overblown as you guys write. My worries circle around Police shake downs, abduction for ransom etc. I understand that everyday killings are often drug related, but as white faced non Portugiese speaking tourist I must stick out pretty badly. Don't get me wrong, I don't wear flashy stuff when traveling.
What would be the safest way to travel from Fortaleza to the spots north of it, like Paracuru or Jericoacoara? Which spot is better for kiting in waves and also which is the safer better experience for a first time visitor?
I would be traveling from Boston. Any suggestions about best flight connections are appreciated too. I see mostly 2 stop options to Fortaleza. I see direct flights from Miami or Orlando only fly from June to August. I would be inclined to go to Brazil in the late fall or winter month. Thoughts?
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