Praia de Cumbuco
Praia de Cumbuco
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This popular beach is known for its picturesque dunes.
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Daji Screw
Prague, Czech Republic207 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Very nice beach. Everyone can find what they like - beach bars and restaurants, water sports options or a private parts which are a little further from Cumbuco (approximately 20 - 30 minutes of walking along the sea).

It's crowded only during public holidays and weekends. Standard working days are totally fine.

Sea has some waves. Not extremely high, but still not good for small kids. But it's definitely a great fun for adults.
Written January 21, 2020
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KTraveller-TRIP
Sale, UK3 contributions
When you drive into this very small town you are arriving in your own bit of paradise. The village centre is small and basic but has all you would need for a visit including great restaurants, day trips and beach front bars.
None are commercial but all are friendly and helpful.

The beach is long and sweeping with lots of activities, mostly small fishermen and kite surfers.

A beer on the beach front watching the sun setting is spectacular.

There is an increasing standard of accomodation be it hotels, apartments or just hosels.

The weather is great too, as an added bonus!

A must see especially if you are staying in the bustling city of Fortaleza, this place has so much more to offer
Written January 5, 2007
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viajante60
Rio de Janeiro784 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
After Jericoacoara, this is the best beach of this nice and lively state of Ceará. You don't need to go on a tour, just take the public bus 366 at 09:00 am in front of the Ideal Club, cost R$ 4,90 or 2,5 US$. to return back to Fortaleza you can take at 2:30pm and 5:00 pm .
Written June 2, 2012
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Alessio R
London, uk18 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
Be very careful in renting a car in cumbuco center town with a "locadora" called radicalbuggy in front of restaurant acai. They build up a "scheme" where they will find any small details even the smallest one on the rented car to charge you 500% of day charge. Stay away from that place unless you like the idea to trhow money away. tel number of "locadora" (85) 88834255 / 88834256 / 96628203. I have rented cars for 20 years in Brasil, and never had problem apart from this "locadora" in center cumbuco. BE CAREFUL!!!
Written July 23, 2014
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MaxineCl
London, UK23 contributions
Nov 2012 • Couples
I'd heard that Fortaleza isn't a particularly nice city (it isn't) so rather than have to stay there twice on a trip round North East Brazil we thought we'd head to the quaint sounding fishing village of Cumbuco 40km away. Our pousada was a million times better than the dump we stayed at in Fortaleza. At all costs avoid a place called Villa Casa Nostra in Meireles it's one of the worst places we stayed at during our entire trip. But I have to say we were pretty disappointed by the beach in Cumbuco. Great conditions for kitesurfing, you can also take lessons there, but the beach itself was dirty. It's the only beach we visited in Brazil where we came across rubbish - plastic bottles, glass and a variety of used items - strewn across the beach which is a shame. And there are so many other more beautiful beaches in North East Brazil - try Jericoacoara or Canoa Quebrada instead.
Written October 6, 2013
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Jenny W
4 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
We had been in Cumbuco 12 years ago and there has been a lot of development. It is great for kitesurfing, but its very dirty! There is litter, garbage, garbage bags everywhere!! Its very upsetting to see no garbage being picked-up, beaches are dirty, no one cleans them, there are no garbage cans either. All around roads, highways there is garbage ALL OVER. It is shameful that the locals don't care and their government does nothing either. Stayed at a secure gated community as it is also dangerous! Would not return!!
My son and husband did love and thought the Kite surfing school they choose was the best. One on one lessons. This was worth it!!!
Written March 14, 2017
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Pozzo82
Piacenza, Italy258 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
Very nice place at 1 hr from Fortaleza.
You can get a touristic bus from Ipanema (a lot of companies sell in the evening tickets for this trip at about 25R$ one way) or take the bus of the transportation company for about 6R$. The touristic company collect you directly to your hotel/apartment.
Cumbuco Beach is very nice, but you can't not hired a buggy and do to the dunes trip. It is amazing. It costs about 200 R$ and it hold up for about 3-4 hrs.
Some restaurants offers you good fresh fish and they are quite chip. There are also area with umbrellas and beds to relax in fron of the golden beach.
During windy days it is the paradise for kitesurfers.
Written March 5, 2013
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Dylan R
Sao Paulo, SP142 contributions
Jan 2013 • Friends
You can say that God tried but the folks of Cumbuco have destroyed it. There is garbage everywhere, plastic bags, human feses, diapers, condoms... This is the beach. Great place for a vacation? No way. Do not waste your money. There is nothing there. The people of Ceará have made it into a dump. And everywhere are buggies - fiberglass cars on VW chassis - you dar not walk you will be hit. Now, God tried: lovely beech (execept for the garbage), lovely dunes (except for the diapers and condoms), lovely lakes (except for the filth). Don´t go. Save your money for a place where the people are better.
Written January 7, 2013
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NicoleB79
Singapore, Singapore35 contributions
I love Cumbuco. It's so beautiful, the kiting is excellent, felt very safe and people are welcoming. Not a huge amount of choice for nightlife, but maybe this will change. I did not like Fortaleza itself, and was told many stories of muggings etc. However, some of the Italians I met went out partying there and had no problems.

I have never been to such a nice kiting spot (although I have only been to Europe and Morocco). Admittedly Tarifa is better for nightlife and things to do. Despite the expensive flight to Fortaleza, Cumbuco is still a cheaper option for us from the UK.
Written April 16, 2009
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gina g
The Hague, The Netherlands57 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
when you stay in Fortaleza you must go (for 1 day) to Cumbuco for a Buggy tour WITH emotion if you like the adrenaline!
Written November 14, 2015
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