Brazil Sea Kayaking – The Costa Verde
Perfect Tropical Kayaking
Discover some of the many wonders of Brazil on one of our newest trips. We’ve paddled all over the world and “perfect” is not a word we use lightly, but 150 miles west of Rio de Janeiro on Brazil’s southern coast we’ve found an area that is very nearly perfect for sea kayaking.
The Green Coast
This is the Costa Verde, a verdant swath of Atlantic rainforest bordered by warm aquamarine water protected from the open Atlantic by Ilha Grande, literally “the Big Island.” Steeped in history and rich with wildlife, this area includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Paraty and the Ecological Reserve of Juatinga and Cairucu.
The Greatest Beach City in the World
The journey starts with an exploration of the iconic sites and vibrant culture of Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s great cities, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rio was the #1 destination on the New York Times’ ”46 Places to Go in 2013.
Rio like a Local
Kayaking the Costa Verde
Our paddling trip departs from the beautifully restored town of Paraty, which is the site of the world’s most intact set of Portuguese colonial buildings. It is our launch point for a boat-supported kayaking journey that takes you to Saco de Mamanguá, Brazil’s tropical fjord, along a stretch of tropical coastline dotted with tiny fishing villages, exquisite beaches, and waterfall swimming holes.
Our Favorite Place
With accommodations at comfortable eco-lodges and guesthouses, this boat-supported trip blends comfort with a genuinely authentic sea kayak travel experience. We stay in the tiny fishing village of Pouso da Cajaiba, which Outside Magazine cited as their ”favorite spot” in Brazil in a March 2014 “Destinations” article about the country. Experience for yourself this magical corner of Brazil, a place where nature, fun, and music are never far apart
Brazil Kayaking the Costa Verde
I had a wonderful time and I’m so glad I decided to go! All three of my kayak excursions with Tofino Expeditions have been more than vacations, they have been life enriching and educational. A joy, thank you!!
National Geographic Award
Tofino Expeditions was the highest rated sea kayaking adventure travel company in a National Geographic Adventure survey of international outfitters based on:
- Quality of Service
- Spirit of Adventure