In Ceará tourists from all over the world come to enjoy the practice of extreme and adventure sports such as ecotourism, kitesurfing, hang gliding and paragliding.
When you think of Ceará, the state’s 573 km of coastline automatically comes to mind, with its warm green waters and 300 days of sunshine a year.
Ceará’s beaches attract tourists from all over the world all year round in search of natural beauty and relaxation.
But Ceará’s charms are not only made of beaches.
Ceará’s Sertão, famous for its monoliths, semi-arid climate and handicrafts, is an equal contender for the attention of Brazilians and foreigners.
There are also other types of tourists who do not dispense with a visit to Canoa Quebrada, Camocim, Fortaleza or Quixadá: lovers of water sports and free flight.
In the Wind Season in Ceará from August to December, lovers of extreme sports arrive from all over the world to enjoy the adrenaline provided by sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, hang gliding and paragliding.
At this time, winds reach average speeds of 30 knots, equivalent to 55 km/hour, enabling athletes to overcome their limits in long-distance flights and exercise their creativity in performing the most different aquatic and aerial maneuvers.
November and December promise to bring to the State great names of sports to the waters and skies of Ceará.
Radical and Adventure Sports in Ceará
For lovers of adventure sports such as surfing, diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing and hobie cat, the capital of Ceará is a paradise.
The trade winds that hit the coast, make the state one of the best places in the world for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Between November, Fortaleza hosts another edition of Superkite Brazil and the Ceará kitesurfing athletes promise to show once again their supremacy with a show of aerial maneuvers in Guarderia Brasil, in Praia do Futuro, which will host the show.
The coast of Ceará offers several points favorable to the practice of diving.
Pedra da Risca do Meio, 10 miles from Mucuripe, is rich in schools of fish and rays at a depth of 28 meters.
With periodic outings and equipment rental, diving services are offered with professional accompaniment.
In Quixadá, located in the central hinterland 158 km from the capital, athletes from all over the world gather for the edition of XCeará – World Free Flight, in search of overcoming limits and personal records in the cross country modality (long distance).
In the waters of Camocim, on the west coast 365 km from Fortaleza, boil with the disputes of Wind Slalom, with an electrifying dispute full of speed and the presence of the best athletes in the world, such as Gabriel Browne and Wilhelm Schurmann.
In Canoa Quebrada, 180 km from the capital on the east coast of Ceará, hosts the International Wind Festival, with kitesurfing, windsurfing and paragliding disputes, as well as a beautiful raft regatta, uniting tradition and radicalism and stirring the bucolic and cliff-filled scenery of the east coast of Ceará.
The good winds and water temperature guarantee excellent conditions for windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing in the region, where national and international championships are held.
Schools for lovers of these sports can be found in Aquiraz, Beberibe and Canoa Quebrada.
The dunes, true viewpoints with a privileged view, offer opportunities for sandboarding. For adventure seekers looking for strong emotions, great off-road competitions take place.
Those who live in Cariri don’t just use their hands to raise them to the sky, but also to applaud nature.
The Araripe National Forest – FLONA, known as the “oasis of the sertão”, is part of the large Environmental Protection Area – APA and provides its visitors with direct contact with the fauna, ecological trails, spas and therapeutic baths in natural pools, with three fully signposted trails and accompanied by specialized guides.
The relief of the place is conducive to the practice of extreme sports.
The scenery of the mountains of Aratanha and Baturité, a region of mild climate, rich vegetation and temperature ranging between 17º C and 22º C contribute to the exuberance of fauna and flora, providing the observation of rare birds and animals in their natural habitat.
Rivers, cascades, waterfalls and water mirrors form stages for cycling, hiking, horseback riding, fishing and the practice of extreme sports. Those who like adrenaline are guaranteed excitement in rappelling, canoeing and free flight.
Thanks to the constant winds, the beaches of the West Coast are an excellent option for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. The beaches of Cumbuco, Taíba, Paracuru, Flecheiras, Icaraí de Amontada, Preá and Jericoacoara gain the color and beauty of sails and boards, as they are certain stages of North, Northeast, Brazilian and World championships of these sports.
The medium waves throughout the year make it possible to practice surfing, and the region is a pole where stages of professional and amateur championships of this sport are held. Sandboarding is another craze that has been gaining ground in the dunes of Jeri and Paracuru.
Free flight in Tianguá. At Sítio do Bosco, 3 km from the city center, natural take-off structure on grass and plenty of space to assemble the equipment.
Free flight ramp with camping area and cafeteria. Free flight championships are held with the participation of pilots from the north and northeast. From the viewpoint you can see the entire road that cuts through the mountains, the waterfall and the hinterland.
Ubajara National Park – Ecotourism
One of the most charming destinations in Ceará offers tourists an encounter with nature. Ubajara, located 847 meters above sea level, with 6,288 hectares and temperature ranging between 18ºC and 25ºC, is known for its National Park. In it are found several natural attractions, such as pools, waterfalls and trails in unforgettable scenery.
Walks along trails and bathing in waterfalls provide visitors with direct contact with nature. Highlight for the Ubajara Cave, one of the main attractions of Serra da Ibiapaba.
At the entrance of the Park, tourists choose whether to reach the cave by a quiet cable car ride or by hiking on the trails.
The difficulty levels of the trails leading to the Ubajara Cave vary. Trained guides take visitors along the trails, which are properly signposted by Ibama. Signs inform the species of trees in the Park.
Descending by cable car means enjoying the landscape of the Park at a height of 450 m that separate the top of the cave platform with the right to stop for a spectacular view.
The Ubajara Cave, with its rooms and rock formations, impresses with its unique beauty. Stalactites and stalagmites are everywhere in a spectacle formed by water and time.
The cave has 1,120 square meters, but only 420 meters are open for visitation.
The lighting makes the walk safer and helps to appreciate the natural formations. Sala das Rosas, Sala das Cortinas and Sala dos Retratos, each with peculiarities that live up to their names.
Video about the natural beauty of Paracuru Beach in Pedra Rachada in Ceará attracts families and sportsmen
Ceará Tourism and Travel Guide