A paradise near Jericoacoara!
- Fisherman's Village
Prea Beach or Prea Village is a community located in Cruz, state of Ceará. It is one of the longest beaches of Ceara. It has dunes formed by the tropical climate of the region and is bordered by the APA (Environmental Protection Area) of Jericoacoara. Even calling Jericoacoara National Park, has 33% of its territory on the beach of Prea.
The Prea community consists of families descended from fishermen and lace makers mothers. The community's economy experiences a boom in tourism practiced in the region for its inns and luxury hotels. The seafood restaurant and the fisherman are the symbols of the town that even today keeps the customs of its inhabitants.
Prea has always been a culture of reference with its traditional festivals, its gastronomy and fishing roots. With parties like the patron Saint Joseph (São José) and the great fishing boats regatta. Prea Beach is also much sought after due to its culinary specialties based on fish and seafood.
Apart from its natural beauty, the beach of Prea is renowned for being one of the longest beaches with the best winds in the world for the practice of kitesurfing and windsurfing. Its structures are gradually improving to better receive tourists. Prea is opening up to the world!
Prea Beach is one of the best places in Brazil and the world to practice kitesurfing at all levels, offers incredible winds for beginners and experienced professionals.
The trade winds that blow here are more constant and usually stronger than the other beaches along the coast of Ceara, reaching an average of 25 knots between July and December, several days up to 40 knots.
The wind in Prea is relentless, just perfect: side-on-shore toward the right (being notoriously the safest possible for kitesurfing).
A paradise on earth for kite lovers, a great destination with white sand, tropical temperatures and without obstacles or rocks on the beach.
- How to get
Prea Beach is about 280 km west of Fortaleza, capital of Ceara State, northeast Brazil. You have several options to get, the most common are car (or 4 × 4 private transfer), bus and flight.
The best route from Fortaleza to Preá is the CE 085, also known as "Estruturante". Despite being just a highway for much of the way, it is advisable to carry a map - or even a GPS - not to have drawbacks due to lack of signage. Leaving Fortaleza head toward Itarema > Acaraú > Cruz > Monteiros, arriving in Monteiros are over 12 kilometers of road to Preá.
The cheapest solution is the bus, you can check the website of Fretcar, the only decent company that currently makes the trip Fortaleza / Preá. The whole trip takes about 7 hours (and it is not comfortable) with a bus change along the way. There are daily schedules leaving the bus station Engenheiro João Thomé and the international airport of Fortaleza, Pinto Martins. Remember that schedules change constantly, buy your ticket in advance, Fretcar recently began offering online sales option. If you plan to arrive from another city, perform a query here enter the place of departure.
The fastest and comfortable way to get in Prea is with a helicopter, but it is also the most expensive. You can get in just about one hour in a spectacular scenic flight from the west coast of Ceara.