Macapá is just a piece of flatwater heaven – at this lagoon it’s all about kite, eat, sleep repeat! If you want a bit more “life” (like a few restaurants and beach bars) you can also stay in Barra Grande and kite down to the Macapá lagoon – which is a few minutes kiting downwind but you need to be safe with your kitesurf skills to get back upwind.Pros for Macapá at a glance
+ butterflat flatwater lagoon
+ very spacious spot
+ simple Brazilian lifestyle in Barra Grande (kite, eat, sleep, repeat)
+ wind every day during the season
General Infos Macapá
Best Wind: August – December
Best suited for: flatwater lovers and freestyle kiters, kitesurf beginners
Better known as “Jeri”, is, without a doubt an addition to your bucket list. Discovered in the 80’s by windsurfers searching for the perfect conditions, this little gem of a town hidden amongst endless sand dunes, would make anyone feel like an explorer stepping into the unknown.
The Jeri we see today has developed into a world-famous destination not only for windsurfing and kitesurfing but also for tourists from all over. Only accessible by 4×4 due to its isolated location, it is a wonder how this enchanting village offers such a wide variety of top range pousadas and such a selection of superb restaurants. Village life in Jeri moves slowly during the day as everybody ventures out to the beach or neighbouring lagoons, but when night hits everyone comes out to play. Late afternoon, no matter what day of the year, everyone heads to the main beach to watch talented locals practise the beautiful dance of capoeira and to walk the neighbouring dune to get the best view of the magical sunset. As the evening sets, Jeri’s main square fills with locals and tourists alike, bars fill up as people gather to watch Brazilian musicians perform live, and people stroll the sandy streets sipping their caipirinhas and shopping at the many artisan stalls and boutiques. It’s no wonder why travellers passing through make it their home, Jeri offers a bit of everything for everyone and once you dip your toes into the barefoot laid-back lifestyle Jeri has to offer, you’ll never want to leave!