Lagoa do Cauipe - Cumbuco - Ceará - Brasil , Brazil
The nearest village is Cumbuco and there you’ll find many restaurants to suit all budgets. You can do a 10-15 minute downwind to the lagoon and organise to share a buggy ride back. There are many shacks and mobile stalls where you can get something to eat and drink. Cauipe Beach is a good alternative with medium waves and five kilometres of coastline. If you have time during your stay, you could visit two other world class spots. The first, Lagoa do Tabua, suitable for intermediate and advanced levels, is located further south, 5 kilometres from Cumbuco. The most economical way to get there is by bus; take the line that goes to Fortaleza city and ask the driver to stop at the lagoon where the flat water, fine sand and 20-25 knots of wind awaits you. The second, Lagoa do Taiba is 20 kilometres north of Cumbuco and you can reach it by the main road if you have a hire car or by a buggy along the beach.
The wind is stronger there, around 25 knots, and the average water temperature is 27 degrees. There are a few bars selling sandwiches and drinks along with some shaded areas.There’s a great atmosphere in Cumbuco but it’s a very relaxed place so if you’re looking for some nightlife you should head to Fortaleza. The market stalls at the ‘Mercado Central’ or at the Feirinha Beira Mar are full of local crafts, ranging from ceramics to lace and leather products. In the city centre you’ll find the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción fort which was built by the Dutch in 1649 and marks the birthplace of the city and its adjoining suburbs that are full of culture and artists.