Icarai de Amontada is a fishing village located in the province of Ceara, in the North East of Brazil. It is more often called Icaraizinho (the small Icarai) to differentiate it from another Icarai located 20 km west of Fortaleza. Icarai de Amontada is a small corner of paradise nestled in a huge coconut grove, between rivers, dunes and lagoons, with a magnificent bay that extends its arms every day.
Here nature envelops and rocks everyday life. It is an ideal destination for ecotourism or a few days of rest away from the noises of the world or the urban jungle. We can come here to fish but we come more willingly for other reasons.
Icaraizinho is in the province of Ceara, halfway between Fortaleza and Jericoacoara.
Icaraizinho is best known for its ideal weather conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
We're in the tropics. The water is warm, between 26 and 28°C all year round. Sunshine and temperatures are constant 365 days a year, between 28 and 35°C. The trade winds blow parallel to the beach and there are only a few privileged to enjoy and have fun in the bay, especially between July and February.
Icaraizinho is rocked by the trade winds almost all year round (source image: windguru)
On site, you can also have fun in other ways. Paddle, kayak, capoeira, sandboard, various excursions on foot, horseback or buggy, and even relaxing in a hammock or by the beach are all ways to enjoy your stay in Icaraizinho.
Life in the village is gentle and peaceful. There are local produce stalls, bars and restaurants. We welcome you with an unequalled kindness, making Icaraizinho a dream destination far from mass tourism.
MONEY : Euros and US Dollars can be changed quite easily but there is no bank or ATM in Icarai. And it is difficult to pay by credit card in shops or restaurants. This is a point to anticipate before your arrival: cash withdrawal at Fortaleza airport or in a larger city if Icaraizinho is a stop in your tour or stay in Brazil. Generally speaking, inform your bank of your stay in Brazil so that your card is not blocked in Brazil.
INSURANCE AND HEALTH : No vaccine is mandatory for our region. But it might have no agreement between your country Social Security and the health system in Brazil. It is therefore advisable to take out private health insurance. You can also check with Europe Assistance to see if your bank card can cover repatriation or other costs if necessary.
If you arrive at Fortaleza airport, we can arrange a taxi to Icarai de Amontada or you have the possibility to take a bus to the bus station (1 per day, departure at 14h in general). We can also book a rental vehicle for you. The easiest and most tranquilizer for you is to contact us. We will be happy to inform you and share information that will be useful for you to come and enjoy your stay in Icaraizinho.
If you are considering Icaraizinho as a stopover on a tour or stay in Brazil, even via a third party travel or tourism agency, contact us or ask them to contact us to arrange these details for you. And if you wish, we can also organise a tailor-made stay in Brazil.