Went to Brasil for 3 weeks Nov/Dec 11 - the first week we spent at Icaraizinho, staying at Agua de Coco - a charming resort, right on the beach, consisting of 3 wooden Poussadas.
The transfer from Fortaleza was around 2 hours (narowly missing a scooter accident, a drunk man in the road and a row of donkeys along the route!) and we arrived in the early hours of the morning, along a narrow road - finally, with the sea facing us and a white wooden fence on the left the driver announced "we are here". It was remote and it was hard to tell if he was joking or not.
Each of the 3 poussadas has a queen size bed, a single bed and a bathroom. It is on a raised decking area and each place has its own outside space with a table and chairs, hammocks and a bean bag.
Outside, there is a very small raised pool with a decking area surrounding it, but it is so cute sitting there, or standing in the pool, overlooking the beach and sea.
Breakfast is served each morning in a very small communal area - it consists of fruits, cake, bread, coffee and fresh juices + a bowl of cooked egg appears on your table from the kitchen. There is a toaster and a toasty maker. The 2 staff do not speak English, but we managed with beginner Spanish - they were certainly very friendly and did whatever they could to help us.
The Poussadas do not have AC, just a fan and this was not great - there was a mosquito net, but there were a lot of critters who liked to pop in and out of our room and if you are not keen on this sort of thing you may wish to investigate further. Little frogs are an inevitability and they certainly liked our shower - we shared it with between 2 and 15 of them at any one time, but they were lovely.
Utterly relaxing, I loved this place. The bay is large and totally empty, apart from the fishing boats. We were there for the windsurfing so spent most time at Vela Centre next door. At most there were 10-15 windsurfers out at one time. The Centre does lunches and has many bean bags and relaxing chairs to hang around in. They also organise trips and transfers etc.
I would recommend the Hibisco restaurant just behind Agua de Coco and also Zepatta and the restaurant next door to it.
I would also recommend a two centre holiday - the 4 hour beach transfer to Jericoacoara was amazing!
My final tip is to check if you are going in November because the weekend we arrived was the annual Icarai Festival - my life, it was NOISY and so many people were there - the music went on 24/7 for 2 nights and the beach was a tip of rubbish and bodies sleeping it off on the beach - however, on Monday morning it was all gone and was back to it's tranquil self.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prime location in the seaside Icarai Beach Amontada, known affectionately as Icaraizinho. Pousada Agua de Coco Interacts with the wild nature of the beach, surrounded by coconut trees, dunes and waterfront. Balcony with panoramic views of the sound of the wind in the palm trees and the waves our guests can relax and turn off the world. In the common area we have the pool on wooden deck with full view of the beach and its beautiful sunset. Icaraizinho offers excellent conditions for kite surfing and windsurfing enthusiasts. Lots of space, good wind and water with an average temperature of 28 degrees. At low tide appear several natural pools where you can relax and children to play safely and discover elements of marine fauna. In walks seaside you will find beautiful nearby beaches, dunes and small ponds that form in the middle of the beach sand when dry mare. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pousada Agua De Coco Brazil/Amontada