Ilha do Guajiru – Flat Water Heaven

Getting there:

How to cross a river in Brazil:

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After a 2h drive from Guajiru we arrived at Ilha do Guajiru. I felt in love right away. It’s a huge lagoon with lots of space for freestyle tricks. Without even having been on the water I felt we have to stay here more than one night.

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Francesco recommended a really nice place to stay – Casa da Bruxa/Casa Suiça (http://www.brasilkite.ch/). They only have a few bungalows which are spacious, eco-friendly and made of wood and palm tree leaves. They don’t have A/C but we didn’t miss it at any point. And the best: The kitespot is right in front of your bungalow. The owners Gianluca and Gigi&Monica are super friendly and always make sure you have everything you need. They also have a great breakfast…

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…and on request you can order Açai for breakfast (usually they have it for lunch). That alone would have sold me;-)

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We had a nice afternoon kite session in the lagoon. Even with the high tide the water was almost flat. I really enjoyed the spot. I also tried my first unhooked pop to blind with a pass. Paul said I almost had it. But my body is exhausted from the strenuous downwinders (almost 100km in two days!) the previous days. Tomorrow is another day!

For dinner Gianluca recommended the new restaurant run by Argentinians. The food was excellent and Ale&Marian were great hosts. We also liked the laid-back feeling at their place and it was fun to read the signs they hung up with sayings in different languages. They told us that friends and guests wrote them down for them. We had Garlic Prawns as an appetizer which were really good. The main course was another good try. I loved the red snapper in coconut sauce we had. For dessert we had passion fruit mousse.

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After dinner we went to the German place 7Beaufort. On Saturdays everybody seemed to go there for drinks and party. There were quite some people – mostly Germans. We had a couple of drinks and some nice small talks.

Getting there:

How to cross a river in Brazil:

IMG_6184 IMG_6185 IMG_6191 IMG_6194 IMG_6193IMG_6206

After a 2h drive from Guajiru we arrived at Ilha do Guajiru. I felt in love right away. It’s a huge lagoon with lots of space for freestyle tricks. Without even having been on the water I felt we have to stay here more than one night.

IMG_1607 IMG_1606IMG_1625

Francesco recommended a really nice place to stay – Casa da Bruxa/Casa Suiça (http://www.brasilkite.ch/). They only have a few bungalows which are spacious, eco-friendly and made of wood and palm tree leaves. They don’t have A/C but we didn’t miss it at any point. And the best: The kitespot is right in front of your bungalow. The owners Gianluca and Gigi&Monica are super friendly and always make sure you have everything you need. They also have a great breakfast…

IMG_6237IMG_6241IMG_6248

…and on request you can order Açai for breakfast (usually they have it for lunch). That alone would have sold me;-)

IMG_1627

We had a nice afternoon kite session in the lagoon. Even with the high tide the water was almost flat. I really enjoyed the spot. I also tried my first unhooked pop to blind with a pass. Paul said I almost had it. But my body is exhausted from the strenuous downwinders (almost 100km in two days!) the previous days. Tomorrow is another day!

For dinner Gianluca recommended the new restaurant run by Argentinians. The food was excellent and Ale&Marian were great hosts. We also liked the laid-back feeling at their place and it was fun to read the signs they hung up with sayings in different languages. They told us that friends and guests wrote them down for them. We had Garlic Prawns as an appetizer which were really good. The main course was another good try. I loved the red snapper in coconut sauce we had. For dessert we had passion fruit mousse.

IMG_6251 IMG_6252

After dinner we went to the German place 7Beaufort. On Saturdays everybody seemed to go there for drinks and party. There were quite some people – mostly Germans. We had a couple of drinks and some nice small talks.

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