Extreme Sports in the Northeast

Extreme Sports in the Northeast
Extreme Sports in the Northeast

The Northeast has the best places and landscapes to practice extreme sports and adventure activities such as skydiving, diving, rafting, diving, kite surfing and bodyboarding.
When you think of Ceará, the 573 km of coastline in the state 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 throughout the year in search of natural beauty and rest.

But the charms of Ceará are not only made on the beach. The Sertão of Ceará, famous for its monoliths, semi-arid climate and handicrafts, competes on an equal footing for the attention of Brazilians and foreigners and also seduces.

There are also other types of tourists who can't do without a visit to the Canoa Quebrada, camocim, Fortaleza ou Quixada: lovers of nautical sports and free flying.

In the Season of Winds in Ceara from August to December, lovers of extreme sports come from all over the world to enjoy the adrenaline provided by sports such as kite surfing, windsurfing, hang gliding and paragliding.

At this time, the winds reach an average speed of 30 knots, the equivalent of 60 km/hour, allowing athletes to overcome their limits in long-distance flights and exercise their creativity in the execution of the most different water and air maneuvers.

Watch the video about the natural beauty of Paracuru beach em Pedra Rachada in Ceará they attract families and athletes

November and December promise to bring to the State great names in sports to Ceará's waters and skies.

Between November, Fortaleza hosts another edition of Superkite Brasil and the kitesurfing athletes from Ceará promise to show their supremacy once again with a show of aerial maneuvers at Guarderia Brasil, in Praia do Futuro, which will stage the show.

Em Quixada, located in the central hinterland, 158 km from the capital, athletes from all over the world gather for the edition of XCeará – Free Flying World Championship, 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 Wind Slalom disputes, with an electrifying dispute full of speed and the presence of the best athletes in the world, such as Gabriel Browne and Wilhelm Schurmann.

Em Canoa Quebrada, 180 km from the capital on the east coast of Ceará, hosts the Festival Internacional dos Ventos, with kitesurfing, windsurfing and paragliding disputes, as well as a beautiful raft regatta, combining tradition and radicalism and shaking the bucolic scenery full of cliffs from the east coast of Ceará.

Extreme Sports in Rio Grande do Norte

For those who enjoy a beautiful ecological trail or the practice of extreme sports, Rio Grande do Norte provides wonderful scenarios for your adventure to be even more intense.

The state has several itineraries that appeal to anyone who likes to venture on the beaches, as well as those who want to discover the wonders of the northeastern hinterland.

The activities offered range from traveling by 4×4 vehicle along beaches, dunes, cliffs and off-road roads in the Caatinga and Atlantic Forest, to climbing and abseiling on 400m high walls.

There are also surf spots, the “aerobunda” and the hang gliding.

Extreme Sports in Ceará


For lovers of adventure sports such as surfing, diving, windsurfing, kitesurf and hobie cat, the capital of Ceará Fortaleza it's a paradise.

The trade winds that hit the coast make the State one of the best places in the world for windsurfing and kite surfing.

The coast of Ceará offers several favorable spots for diving.

The Pedra da Risca do Meio, 10 miles from Mucuripe, is rich in shoals of fish and stingrays at a depth of 28 meters. With periodic departures and equipment rental, diving services are offered with professional supervision.


who lives in Cariri, not only uses his hands to lift them to the sky, but also to applaud nature.

A Araripe National Forest – FLONA, known as the “Oasis of the Sertão”, integrates 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 monitoring of specialized guides.

The terrain of the place is conducive to the practice of extreme sports.

Aratanha and Baturité Mountains

The scenery of the mountains of Aratanha and Baturite, a region with a mild climate, rich vegetation and a temperature ranging between 17ºC and 22ºC contribute to the exuberance of the fauna and flora, allowing the observation of rare birds and animals in their natural habitat.

Rivers, waterfalls, waterfalls and water features form stages for cycling, hiking, horseback riding, fishing and the practice of extreme sports.

Those who like adrenaline are guaranteed thrills in rappel, canoeing and gliding.

Jericoacoara Hub

Thanks to constant winds, the beaches of the West Coast are an excellent option for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing.

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 the right stages in the North, Northeast, Brazilian and World championships of these sports.

Medium waves throughout the year make surfing possible, the region being a pole where professional and amateur championships in this sport take place. Sandboarding is another craze that has been gaining ground in the dunes of Jeri and Paracuru.

Canoa Quebrada

Good winds and water temperature guarantee excellent conditions for windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing in the region, where national and international championships take place.

Schools for lovers of these sports can be found at Aquiraz, Beberibe e Canoa Quebrada.

The dunes, true viewpoints with a privileged view, offer opportunities for sandboarding.

For adventure tanners looking for thrills, there are great off-road competitions.

Serra da Ibiapaba

Free flight in Tianguá. At Sítio do Bosco in Serra da Ibiapaba, 3 km from the city center, natural take-off structure in grass and plenty of space to assemble the equipment. Hang gliding 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 enchanting destinations in Ceará offers tourists an encounter with nature.

ubajara, located 847 meters above sea level, with 6.288 hectares and temperature varying between 18ºC and 25ºC, is known for its National Park.

There are several natural attractions, such as swimming pools, waterfalls and trails in unforgettable scenarios.

Trail rides and bathing in waterfalls provide visitors with direct contact with nature.

Highlight for the Gruta de Ubajara, one of the main attractions of Serra da Ibiapaba. At the entrance to the Park, tourists choose whether they want to get to the Grotto via a peaceful cable car ride or by walking along the trails.

There are different levels of difficulty on these paths that lead to the Ubajara Grotto. Trained guides take visitors along the trails, which are properly signposted by Ibama. Signs inform the species of trees existing in the Park.

Going down by cable car means enjoying the landscape of the Park at a height of 450 m that separates the top of the platform from the cave with a stop for a spectacular view.

A Ubajara Cave, with 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. Lighting makes walking safer and helps to appreciate the natural formations. Room of Roses, Room of Curtains and Room of Portraits, each one with peculiarities that live up to its names.

Extreme sports in the northeast

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