Vila Prea – a great place to stay!
Vila Prea is the prefect place to stay in Prea. Right on the beach, beautiful bungalows and an amazing restaurant. The ecologically run property with seven bungalows under the palm trees with private patios provide an idyllic atmosphere. The rich breakfast buffet and excellent restaurant provide all you need, right at the beach.
One of the best things here in Prea are the downwind sessions along the cost. In general, if you are into waves, downwinders are best in the evenings, an hour before the tide is peaking.
The downwinder from Prea to Jeri is about 10k long, the one from Jeri to Guriu about 15km – see Google maps. Riding into the sunset is unbelievable and if you like, you can combine it with a trip to Jeri and enjoy a Caipirinha while watching the sun going down in the Ocean.
Jericoacoara – or just Jeri – the epicenter within a few hundred miles if it comes to nightlife, shopping and eating…. grab a Caipirinha from the beach bars and watch the sun going down in the sea. From the restaurants we have tried, we can really recommend Kaze Sushi Bar and Tamarindo. For drinks, the SambaRock Cafe right in the centre is certainly a good start. There are dozens of shops, along the main street as well as on the small side lanes, mostly selling local arts and beach stuff – all ridiculously overpriced.
Jericoacoara National Park
On that weekend, we did 140km in total – measured with Suunto Ambit3…..
We are kiting mostly at the Mövenpick hotel resort Kite People kite station, but intend to go to the Kite Boadring Club (KBC) a little further up the beach since there is more open space and also the more consistent wind. It is also cheaper at KBC to use the kite facilities and you only pay the days where you actually kite. On the other hand, the Kite People is just in front of the hotel Mövenpick, just a few meters from our room.
The Mövenpick hotel resort is really cool. Nice rooms, good food and lots of additional facilities like fitness room, multiple swimming pools and bars, several alternatives to the main restaurant with the large buffet.
Final wind statement
5 days solid strong, 4 days light (half day), 5 days nothing
It can be cold in Egypt in April – bring your wetsuit
Brazil 2014Kitesurfing in Prea
Pousada Vila Bela Vista Preà
We stayed the whole time at the pousada Vila Bela Vista Preà, run by an American-Brazilian couple. The place is awesome! Big swimming pool, very good restaurant, where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served. The wooden bungalows are beautiful with indoor as well as outdoor shower. Plenty of space for the kitesurf gear. The puosada is right on the beach and there is a small kite station, that belongs to the hotel.
The kite spot is right in from of the pousade, you just need to walk 100m across the sandy beach. There is a small kite station with fresh water shower. The water is choppy and during high tide, there are nice small wind waves which makes it a lot of fun with the surf board. Just a few other kiters usually on the water.
One of the great things is doing downwinders, either from Preà to Jericoacoara and from Jericoacoara to Guriu. For both, you will need a driver with a buggy.