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Rancho do Peixe
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Prea
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Truly fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

My husband and I stayed at Rancho do peixe for the second year in September and we're planning a third trip back. The pousada is very well designed and consist of a lounge area, restaurant/bar, pool area, garden and beach bungalows and kite school. Both times we stayed in one of the beach bungalows. They're very well designed in a simple luxury kinda way. There is plenty of space to chill out and take in the view and surroundings. Food and service is fantastic. Both times we went were focused on kitesurfing and the spot simply is my number one. Consistent wind and the kite school 'Rancho do kite' which is by far one of the best I have come across contribute to that. Add to that the pousada and you've got a little piece of heaven on earth.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

I was staying in Jeri but kiting in Prea and wanted a safe place to store stuff during the day (cash etc) and my equipment at night (to avoid dragging all the stuff back and forth). Rancho Do Kite (part of Rancho de Peixe) offers exactly that. It offers a: Kite school, kite rental, kite storage, restaurant with GREAT food and drinks between sessions, showers, help launching and landing, kite repair, swimming pool, shade etc. They can also help arrange transportation back and forth to Jeri. It's a perfect place to spend the days for kiters staying in Jeri!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Norm2000
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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

If you enjoy nature with out giving up comfort, the lodge Rancho do Peixe is the ideal place for you to spend your holidays and relax. This pousada (boutique hotel) is located on a coconut plantation with sand dunes and native vegetation. The beach is one of the best beaches in Brazil for practicing of windsurfing and kite surfing!

There are two types of accommodations, the bungalows with the view of the palm trees and the beach view bungalows. I recommend staying in the beach view bungalows. They are a little extra, but waking up with that beautiful ocean for a view, is totally worth it!

If you are on a strict diet, this is not the place to be, because the food is absolutely amazing! There are great choices of all types of food, however the seafood is the best! They catch the fish early in the morning to serve for lunch and dinner! Tip: I recommend getting up early to see the fishermen returning from their morning's catch with canoes full of fish.

The hotel has a really nice 25m pool, because the ocean is not enough, huh? They also have many types of actives, this is where i found myself pretty much all the time, at the windsurfing and kite surfing school! They have all the equipement you can imagine, and perfect wind conditions almost all year round.

I definitely recommend it!

Room Tip: Choose the beach-view rooms, they are definitely worth that little extra money.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2010

We ended up staying in Rancho do Peixe for the first few nights of our vacation because everything in downtown Jerri was booked out. Now I wish we had stayed the full too weeks at this hotel. Everything about this resort is magical - the location (deserted beach), the rooms (individual traditional huts overlooking the beach), the restaurants (one upmarket, one beach bar) . The huts may be open to the elements but they are anything but basic. They are like large private suites with huge beds and a open plan bathroom and separate outdoor shower. If you like your air con this is not the place for you but we stayed there in August and the constant breeze from the ocean kept the room very cool. The food and service is excellent in both restaurants and there is a good sized outdoor pool that kept my teenager happy. My only quibble would be with their spa which was a tad basic and could be upgraded, but this is a small complaint. The staff are really friendly but beware not a lot of English is spoken beyond the front desk. A dune buggy runs guests into Jerri. It's a 30 minute journey but the last one returns to the hotel at 11pm just when things are getting going in town (the locals like to party late). Highly recommended as a romantic destination or for someone wishing to learn to kitesurf. We'll be back.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SheehanDublin
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BRAZIL
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355 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2010

I didn`t stay there, but went 3 days in a row to practice kitesurf. My wife and I, her mainly, stayed the whole day enjoying that place. Although I have to say plates and juices are really expensive... One juice costing R$8,00 is not easy to accept even in a high end place.
You will love Rancho do Peixe, but there is nothing else in Preá. So you kite or tan and forget the rest of the world.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AlexandreBorges
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Cambridge, MA
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49 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2009

Stayed at Rancho do Peixe for two nights and wish I'd stayed longer!

Preá is just a small fishing village about 15-20 minues from Jeri, but it's much calmer, much more quiet, and was perfect for hanging out, enjoying the sun and the water, reading, and eating *excellent* food.

My thatched bungalow was huge, very well designed and comfortable and directly faced the ocean. The bed was firm and enormous, the partially outdoor shower just perfect, and the wraparound 'porch' with two hammocks just great for lazing around.

Food was excellent. Plentiful breakfasts with all sorts of juices, and fruit, breads, cakes, granola, meats and cheeses, omelettes or tapioca - and excellent coffee. Other meals were equally plentiful and delicious.

Service was also friendly and efficient. The manager Deniza greeted me by name every day and was super friendly, as were all the cooks, servers, bartenders, etc.

Though I don't do kitesurfing, this was still a fantastic place to enjoy some peace and quiet in a bit of rustic luxury. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MAWander
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NY, NY, USA
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2008

Sister hotel to (Pousada) Vila Kalango in nearby Jericoacoara (where we stayed for three nights beforehand), Rancho do Peixe is a far better stay if you’re looking for the ultimate in peace and serenity (and non-stop kite/windsurfing).

While Vila Kalango feels crowded with rooms virtually on top of one another, the grounds of Rancho do Peixe are huge with lots of space between the bungalows, main restaurant and bar, the stunning pool and the beachside bar. Where VK’s palafitas feel cramped and tired, Rancho’s bungalows are enormous and beautifully appointed with local woods and textiles and feature comfortable beds, plenty of storage space, both an indoor and outdoor shower, and hammocks strung on the outside decks overlooking the coconut palms or the ocean. Breakfasts are just as lavish as at VK and the staff were even more hospitable.

And when you want a piece of the Jericoacoara action, it’s only 20-25 minutes away and there’s a free shuttle service between the two hotels several times a day (or it’s 50 Reais outside of that). In fact most of excursions to the lagoons/dunes are just as accessible from if not closer to Rancho.

Note to kitesurfers/windsurfers: Prea is the spot (not Jeri) and the Rancho do Kite center is on-site and is a top outfit with the latest equipment for hire and a handful of instructors outfitted with in helmet mikes for more effective teaching.

  • Liked — The serenity, the bungalows and the pool
  • Disliked — The staff do not speak English so can make things difficult at times
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Property: Rancho do Peixe
Address: Rua da Praca S/N | Praia Do Prea (12 Km From Jericoacoara), Prea, State of Ceara 62595-000, Brazil
Phone Number:
Region: Brazil > State of Ceara > Prea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Prea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rancho do Peixe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming and peaceful refuge situated in a 200 thousand m2 (49 acre) coconut plantation that has sand dunes, native vegetetation, and faces the sea. Each of the 26 thatched-roof bungalows is made of wood and designed in harmony with the coconut trees and beach. The bungalows afford privileged lighting and ventilation so one can chat underneath the moonlight, take in the sunset, and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze. There's a restaurant serving Brazilian specialties and regional fare, a lounge with TV and games, a 25m pool surrounded by deackchairs, an area for relaxation, a kitesurf school and storage, and the famous beach bar. Mind you rest in the sea. Body and soul, in Rancho do Peixe. ... more   less 
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