Easily accessible from Fortaleza and the next stop from Cumbuco, Taiba is a little beach village with excellent conditions both for kitesurfing in wave conditions as well as for flatwater freestyling. Unlike its two neighbours Paracuru and Cumbuco, Taiba has a much more mellow vibe to it. In peak season you can almost be sure to encounter some pros practicing their newest tricks on the lagoon.
Taiba has basically two spots to kite. Right by the beach you will find plenty of wave action at high tide. At low tide various flatwater spots emerge providing space for freestylers and beginners in the open ocean. As you head towards the east side of the beach you will find one of the best wave spots around with waves between two- three metres depending on the swell.
On the far west side of the curvy beach of Taiba sits the Lagoa de Taiba, an ideal playground for all freestylers and flatwater enthusiasts. It is also a great spot to watch how the pros are doing it, and to learn a trick or two just by copying their moves. On the downside, the lagoon can become very crowded during peak season.
From Taiba you can downwind a mere 22km to Paracuru to explore the next spot heading westwards.
It’s less than 80 km or a 1.5 hours drive from the International Airport in Fortaleza to Taiba by car. You can hire a car at the airport, a private transfer or minivan or take the public bus #363 straight to Taíba. If you already have a hotel reservation they will gladly arrange a private transfer for you.
Taiba is a bit of a long drawn out place, from the lagoon on the northwestern tip to the most easterly point you’d be looking at a whopping 9km.
In terms of nightlife and variety of restaurants, Taiba does not compete with its neighbours Cumbuco and Paracuru, but then again, if you are looking for some entertainment both towns are just a short taxi ride away.
Taiba is mostly geared towards kiting. And so whilst “no wind” is a rare event a few other options in and around Taiba would include buggy trips, horseback riding, surfing, Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) or yoga classes.