Nicole Haime

Rancho do Peixe

  • Where:
  • Why:To learn how to kite surf.
  • When:March 2014
  • Who:My best travel companion / a fellow adventurer.
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Rancho do Peixe Hotel wildlife.

Hotel wildlife.

Rancho do Peixe Inside the bungalow.

Inside the bungalow.

Rancho do Peixe Passion Fruit Caipirinhas by the pool.

Passion Fruit Caipirinhas by the pool.

Rancho do Peixe Relaxing poolside.

Relaxing poolside.

Rancho do Peixe In Jeri we ride with the top down.

In Jeri we ride with the top down.

Rancho do Peixe Neighboring beach bungalows.

Neighboring beach bungalows.

Rancho do Peixe Where the magic happens…the hotel’s dining area.

Where the magic happens…the hotel’s dining area.

Rancho do Peixe putting our feet up in our private hammock.

putting our feet up in our private hammock.

Rancho do Peixe Evidence…

Evidence…

Rancho do Peixe  The hotel's own kite surfing school.

The hotel's own kite surfing school.

Rancho do Peixe Getting settled ;)

Getting settled ;)

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

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

    Yes.

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