Cumbuco

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Cumbuco
village
Cumbuco is located in Brazil
Cumbuco
Cumbuco
Location on the Brazilian coast
Coordinates: 3°38′S 38°43′W / 3.633°S 38.717°W / -3.633; -38.717Coordinates: 3°38′S 38°43′W / 3.633°S 38.717°W / -3.633; -38.717
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Ceará
Area
 • Land 1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,600
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)

Cumbuco is a small fishing village situated about 25 kilometres (16 mi) North West from the city of Fortaleza, in the state of Ceara, along the north east coast of Brazil. The population is around 1600. The village is regarded as picturesque and scenic and is attracting both domestic and international tourism. Cumbuco has a beautiful and quiet beach near Fortaleza on one side of town and the famous sand dunes on the other side. There is a small and busy village centre built around the main square adjacent to the beach which has a fresh fish market, tropical palm trees, and several beach restaurants (barracas).[1]

Facing onto the Atlantic Ocean, Cumbuco also has perfect conditions for kitesurfing and windsurfing, with mild air and ocean temperatures and strong and consistent South East trade winds from June to February.[2] Sand dunes behind the village also create a thermal effect and act to boost the wind speed.

There are more than 300 km of beaches in the State of Ceara, which are popular for practicing downwind trips and kite safaris.[3]

Kitesurfers in Cumbuco

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