Nicole Haime

Rancho do Peixe

with Nicole Haime www.eatthecityny.com
  • Where:Jericoacoara

  • Why:To learn how to kite surf.

  • When:March 2014

  • Who:My best travel companion / a fellow adventurer.

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Highs & Lows

  • Rolling out of bed and strolling barefoot to the hotel’s kite surfing school located right down the beach made the whole experience.

  • The entire hotel is made of local materials and completely authentic.

  • The food at the hotel.

  • The staff was extremely friendly.

  • Figuring out an affordable way to get to Jericoacoara from Fortaleza, the closest airport, can be can be difficult. Thankfully, the hotel made the process seamless by arranging an affordable driver to pick us up from the airport.

  • The hotel is a 20 minute buggy ride from the town.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 44/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    An eco-friendly beach posada.

  • Vibe

    Rustic elegance meets sporty hippie.

  • Location

    Off the beaten bath on Preá beach, 12km from the Brazilian town of Jericoacoara.

  • Rooms

    20 beachfront bungalows.

  • Music

    There wasn’t any so we brought our own.

  • Year Opened

    2004

  • Designed By

    Gui Mattos, using only local materials.

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes, they have a beautiful pool. No gym, but the hotel has its own kite surfing school.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, and the food was perfect.

  • Bar

    Yes, the hotel has two bars, Bar do Praia, located on the beach and another hotel bar located across from the restaurant where the friendly bartender Marco will serve you cocktails in a coconut.

  • Minibar

    Just the basics...water and juice.

  • Wifi

    Only in the hotel's public areas.

  • Children

    Yes.

While sipping on a fresh Caipirinha from one of the many beach trolley vendors.

Watch the sun set with the locals at the “big dune” in Jericoacoara

JERICOACOARA

While sipping on a fresh Caipirinha from one of the many beach trolley vendors.

The conditions are known to be the best in the world. It's very affordable, and you really will leave knowing how to kite surf!

Take a kite surfing course at the hotel

Lagoa Paraiso

The conditions are known to be the best in the world. It's very affordable, and you really will leave knowing how to kite surf!

Rancho do Peixe

Rua da Praia, Ceará, Brazil

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