Now, a water sport for nature lovers. Scuba diving is popular across Brazil, and it’s one of the few places where you may even want to go scuba diving inland! With a range of dive sites up and down the coast, including a helicopter wreck in Angra dos Reis and an old shipwreck at Corveta in Fernando de Noronha, you’ll be able to feel like a true explorer as you look for sharks, rays, and tropical fish.
If you don’t feel comfortable scuba diving, you could ease yourself in with some snorkelling. There are even more snorkelling spots in Brazil than scuba diving, though you will not see quite as much as you would diving!
Where to go scuba diving in Brazil: Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco; Laje de Santos, Sao Paulo; Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro; Abrolhos, Bahia.
With nine months of reliable wind conditions, Brazil’s Atlantic Coast is South America’s primary destination for kitesurfers. The best-known location is Jericoacoara in Cera. Once a sleepy fishing village, it’s now a tourist hub where backpackers take their first steps into kitesurfing, thanks to the large school here. Once you’ve become more comfortable and mastered the basics of kitesurfing, head to one of the destinations below for more space and a more local experience.
Where to go kitesurfing in Brazil: Jericoacoara, Ceara; Cumbuco, Fortaleza; Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; Taiba, Fortaleza; Icaraizinho, Ceara
Last but not least on our list of the best beach activities in Brazil is specific to Fernando de Noronha. It’s a cross between water skiing, diving, and snorkelling. So, if you enjoy any of those this is likely to be write up your street! Holding onto a plastic board, you’ll be towed by a boat above, meaning there’s no need to swim and you can just sit back and admire the incredible biodiversity around the archipelago. When you need to breathe, you can just tilt the board in a certain way which will bring you back to the surface. Though this is like water skiing, the boat moves at a gentle speed so that you won’t feel out of control and you will not see fish and rays whizzing past your eyes too quickly!
Where to do planasub in Brazil: Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco.
Final Thoughts on the best WATER SPORTS activities you can enjoy on the beaches of Brazil.
Now that you know not only the WATER SPORTS you can do in Brazil, but where you can do them, it’s time to book your trip. For the best Brazil travel trips, or just to learn more about this fascinating country, check out brazil.org.za. We hope you have an incredible trip to South America’s largest and most exciting country!