Icarai & Co
ICARAI DE AMONTADA
A small, old fishermen village that has grown over the past 10 years, with the arrival of kitesurfer and windsurfer who were discovering, this corner on the west coast, known as Costa do Sol Poente, in Ceara State, one of most traditional tourist destinations in the North-east of Brazil.
The Pousada is located at 190km from the capital Fortaleza with road signs all along the road.
Initially, the district was called Pernanbuquinho, and was changed for Icaraí in 1938. At that time, it depended on the Itapipoca minicipality, and since 1995 on Amontada, the old village and district receives its present name - Icaraí Amontada - or as many affectionately call Icaraizinho.
The village is quiet, its inhabitants are kind and welcoming, and you will live in the Brasilian manner the traditional events: Carnaval, fishermen regattas, religious celebrations...
Extreme sports are a major reason for tourism, bringing kitesurfers and windsurfers, on the other hand, the village with calm, warm water beaches all year round are also provides attractions that are more and more emphasized. (see www.windguru.com)
There are several sections to practice Kite and Wind, which are the delight of sports people, with strong, steady winds from July to January, which range from 15 to 35 knots and mild February to June.
With the growing of tourism in Amontada most surfers find some kitesurfing schools with good infrastructure and IKO instructors, as well as visitors seeking rest and tranquility to scape from stress routine from the big city will have the opportunity to find some ecotourism initiatives . (see our reception)