Paddleboarding is one of Brazil’s fastest growing adventure sports. You may already be enjoying this water sport at locations near you, and you are wondering if you can paddleboard while in Brazil. The answer is you can take to your board even in Brazil. There are fun and exotic places to enjoy paddleboarding in the country.
In most of the places where paddle boarding is enjoyed in Brazil, you find expert guides who accompany you on tours. If you can’t even stand on a paddleboard but have an interest in this enthralling sport, you can have lessons under expert guidance at many locations in the country.
Here are a few exotic places you can go paddle boarding when in Brazil.
1. Rio de Janeiro to Tujica
You can whet your appetite for an exciting trip with this paddleboarding adventure. Departure is from Praia da Barra da Tijuca to beautiful offshore Islands. It is an enjoyable 3-hour paddle trip that covers a distance of one mile (1.8 km). Once you get close to Alfavaca, one of the offshore islands, you can look out for abundant wildlife. Stingrays and Turtles are usually observed here coming up, out of the sea.
If you are inexperienced at paddle boarding, you will need to inform your tour guide beforehand so that they can cater to your specific needs. The trips are undertaken under the supervision of a guide, an expert in paddleboarding. The guide is often adept at photography as well and can capture your memorable moments on your camera for you.
More than one person need to be available for the paddle trip to Tujica to be undertaken. If for a scheduled trip there is only one participant, they are added to another group. Children need to be accompanied by an adult to take the journey.
You will be provided with paddleboards for the trip at the departure point. For this voyage, the tour organisers will supply you with other necessary equipment. Some tour organisers also provide light refreshments.
The waters between Rio de Janeiro and Tujica are calm and just ideal for stand up paddleboarding. You will relax as you take to your board on the fresh ocean waters around Tujica. You also get to enjoy a scenic view of the picturesque surroundings.
2. Costa Verde
Costa Verde has been referred to as the green coast of Brazil. It is a picture perfect hot spot for stand up paddleboarders. The bays around Costa Verde have water that is a bright greenish-blue and stays smooth as glass and warm all year round. You will enjoy the breathtaking scenery of sharp cliffs covered in blossoming, bright flowers and strewn with trees when you go paddleboarding on Costa Verde. The horizon appears endless with waterfalls, islands, peaks and bays, just the perfect sight for an enthusiastic paddleboarder.
Costa Verde has sky-blue sea right next to a breathtaking Atlantic rainforest. The green coast stretches from Santos in São Paulo state to Itaguaí in Rio de Janeiro state. Costa Verde is without a doubt the most enchanting coastline in Brazil and a paddleboarder’s heaven.
3. Fernande de Noronha
Fernande de Noronha is a water sports paradise. It is on the north-east coast of Brazil, in the state of Pernambuco. It is an archipelago comprising of 21 islands. 70% of its territory is made up of national marine parks.
The town is well preserved. It has a population of 3,500. Any particular time, there can only be 2000 tourists on the island to avoid congestion and running down of amenities. Visitors pay a daily tax to keep them from staying too long. The tax doubles every seven days. UNESCO declared Noronha a world heritage site. Trip advisor has also rated the beach, Baia do Sancho as the number 1 beach in the world.
The water around the islands is usually clear and the scenery, just breathtaking. The ocean at Noronha is ideal for paddle boarding. The waters are quite calm when the tide is low. It is particularly exciting to go paddleboarding on these islands. You can bring your paddleboard or get one when you come to the isle. (You can buy an inflatable paddleboard and pack it in your bags if you choose to carry one.)
On the islands, just behind the famous Rurus surfing spot, there is a secret place where several natural pools form when the tide is low. The place is not easy to access. Very few people have been to this location. You can paddleboard and seek out this place for an exciting adventure at Noronha. Those who have been to this hideout say it is worth searching out.
4. Rio de Janeiro
You can get an enchanting paddleboarding guided tour from red beach to ring’s stone (Praia Vermelha to Pedra do Anel). The location of Ring’s stone is close to the entrance to Guanabara Bay, between the Leme hillside and the neighbourhood of Urca.
This particular stand up paddle tour affords a view of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountains, Niterói and Floresta da Tijuca. The organisers of this trip arrange for departures every day. The length of the voyage is a return journey of 3km.
Those interested in paddle boarding but are inexperienced in the sport can book lessons at the departure area mentioned above where the tour organisers have experienced trainers. Safety procedures while out in the sea and stand up paddleboarding techniques are taught in the lessons. The lessons are private.
Paraty is a well-preserved 17th-century colonial town. Fishermen houses and white mansions belonging to traders dot the centre. The town is a UNESCO world heritage site and has a high regard for its history. Its charm and allure never fade.
It has unspoilt beaches and sits on lush green rain forest surroundings. It has pathways on which vehicles are not allowed, and many out-of-the-way islands and beaches only accessible from the sea. The waters around the town are warm and flat, just ideal for paddle boarding.
There are numerous bays tacked around Paraty that you could not possibly go to all of them when you visit the town. One of the best and most ideal bays for paddle boarding is Saco de Mamangua. It is an estuary, and green coloured that juts into land for 8km. It is breathtaking to behold and just Eden for paddle boarders.