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Escape Pousada Kiteschool is not only an amazing pousada but also Barra Nova's original kitesurf school. For you who are a complete beginner, you will definitely get the kitesurf course you need on this camp! Here, you will be in the hand of a professional team and qualified instructors with years of experience. The lagoons of Barra Nova also offers ideal conditions for beginners. It is truly a perfect location with a perfect kiteschool that you need to experience soon!
At Escape Pousada Kiteschool, there are various chill-out-zones in and around the pousada. The perfect spots to relax after a long kitesurfing day. A small library in the living room offers books and games, which can be borrowed any time. The pousada offers accommodation for different demands and travel budgets. No matter what you choose, all clients enjoy the comfort and all-inclusive-services.
The spacious standard rooms can be booked for single or double occupancy. They are equipped with all necessary items. You will sleep well in a comfy double bed. There is a carpet, a table, and a fan for cooling down the temperature in hot nights. On request, you will also be provided with a hammock. Each room has its own bathroom and toilet. Some of the rooms are facing the lagoon side, the others have the view to the garden. Standard rooms might be booked for up to five persons.
Starting with last season, Escape Pousada Kiteschool is happy to offer two exclusive rooftop suites. These newly renovated and spacious rooms are equipped with a comfy double bed, a big carpet, and a fan for cooling down hot nights. Both rooms have an individual bathroom and toilette. You can enjoy the stunning view over the lagoon and the open sea from the rooftop terrace. The rooftop suites offer space for up to four guests.
The newly renovated dormitory with air condition is waiting for you! The dormitory is the cheap alternative for all travelers who don’t want to spend too much money but nevertheless enjoy all the amenities of Escape Pousada Kiteschool. The dormitory offers 12 beds and is equipped with air conditioner. Bathroom and toilets will be shared. Each guest gets an individual lockable cabinet.
The lagoons of Barra Nova offers ideal conditions for beginners who want to learn to kitesurf. You can stand in the flat water comfortably and there are many spots where there is plenty of space to kite downwind for your first attempts at riding, and then have the ability to walk back upwind in the shallow water.
12 hours is the ideal course for someone with no experience of flying kites or riding boards. 12 hours gives enough time for you to fully immerse yourself in the course, understand, and master each module. The aim of the course is that you will be able to kitesurf independently and confidently with all the new kitesurfing and safety skills that you have learned.
Your playground in Barra Nova located in Ceará, Brazil is an 800 by 200 meters lagoon, separated from the open sea by a sandbank. The wind direction is (side) onshore and, therefore, the lagoon offers various perfect flat water spots. The water is shallow and there are no stones, reefs, or sharp shells in the lagoon, just soft sand.
This is Barra Nova, a small fishing village with a handful of inhabitants. People living here are earning their livings with tourism and traditional fishing. Tourism highlights are the Carnival and New Year's Eve. On the weekends, local Brazilian tourists arrive at the lagoon to enjoy the beautiful landscapes, take a dip in the pools, and drink some cold beers. Life here is simple, relaxed, and very easy going.
There are some small shops to be found in Barra Nova, which offer food and basic things for everyday needs. Some restaurants and barracas offer local Brazilian dishes. People in Barra Nova spend their evenings in the marketplace drinking beers or caipirinha. If you walk through the village, you might meet donkeys, cows, and dogs. Life in Brazil, especially in the rural area of Barra Nova, is quite slow and relaxed. Explore the village and greet the inhabitants with a simple "thumb ups", they will for sure greet you back.
During the holiday, Escape Pousada Kiteschool will serve you arguably the best breakfast in Barra Nova. It consists of fresh tropical fruits and homemade fruit juices, muesli, etc. This is an all you can eat buffet. It’s the perfect healthy way to begin a day kitesurfing in Barra Nova.
Around midday, Escape Pousada Kiteschool has a lunch menu with healthy salads, sandwiches, etc. At any time, snacks such as the famous acai-muesli or homemade fresh fruit juices can be ordered. Non-alcoholic beverages, as well as beer and cocktails, can be ordered all day long at the bar.
For dinner, Escape Pousada Kiteschool offers a great choice of Brazilian, international, vegetarian, and vegan dishes. The food is sourced locally and fresh, the fish plates offered are directly caught by local fishermen from the lagoon (you don’t get much fresher than that). Every now and then, Escape Pousada Kiteschool organizes special all-you-can-eat barbecue evenings in the garden with a cocktail bar keeping the caipirinhas flowing.
Please book your flight to arrive at Pinto Martins – Fortaleza International Airport (FOR). Transfer from this airport is available upon request, cost (50 € / route Max 3 persons)
European airlines offer direct flights or one-stop-flights from many European cities to Fortaleza. You can reach Barra Nova from Fortaleza within an hour. The distance between Fortaleza and Barra Nova is only 70 kilometers. On request, Escape Pousada Kiteschool can organize a transfer with a reliable driver for you.