Praia da Pipa's surfing fame started in the 70s when surfers explored different places around the country to practice surfing. This is a really special place, with waves that reach 8 feet high. Surf is best during winter (from June to September), with bigger swells and waves. Even though that is the best time of the year for advanced surfers, this region is a year-round surf destination!
Pousada Catavento da Pipa was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 by TripAdvisor, the largest travel site in the world. Located on the main avenue between the white sands of Praia do Centro and Praia do Amor, Catavento has 22 comfortable apartments, Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, bar, and a pub with snacks and covered parking.
We have two swimming pools in our leisure area, a green area with sun loungers, providing the perfect climate to relax and cool off.
Honoring the family commitment to the art of receiving well and the already proven tradition of quality at Pousada Rivas, we assume responsibility and improve its services with comfort and friendliness for guests.
Our rates include a delicious and complete breakfast in a cozy atmosphere overlooking the pool. The buffet consists of fresh fruits, juices, coffee, milk, chocolate milk, typical foods (tapioca, dried meat, cassava, sweet potatoes, couscous), teas, different types of bread, cakes, pies, French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, pepperoni, butter, jam, honey, ham, cheese, cornflakes, and oatmeal. Prepared with great care and with a personalized touch, the breakfast at Pousada Catavento da Pipa is ideal for your day to start with all the mood you need to enjoy our destination.
Our Pub, with Irish characteristics, offers a warm and very inviting atmosphere for your moments of relaxation. We serve snacks, snacks, quick dishes, and well-prepared drinks.
Being in Pipa is already a great trip, and when walking through the streets and beaches, the stimuli are unforgettable, whether visual, sound, olfactory, or tactile. There are several tips for experiencing all these sensations and getting to know the best tourist spots. Whether in the lull of the sea, on the sumptuous cliffs, or on the heights, the contact with nature is stunning. Just choose which one fits your profile: Horseback riding, bicycle, ecological walk, buggy, quadricycle, 4X4, kayak, boat, speedboat, tree climbing, zip line, and free flight.
It is possible to arrange surf lessons with our partner in the area, Gabriel Shallon.
And for you to enjoy all this, we organize all tours at the inn.
Paula, a merchant, and her family have been working in the hotel industry in Praia da Pipa since 2001. Pierluigi is Italian and an artist from a family in the construction industry. They were the creators of the project and responsible for completing the work on Pousada Catavento da Pipa. Marco is the couple's son and a source of inspiration.
Combining experience with willpower, they created the Pousada Catavento da Pipa. Pousada Catavento was built in parts, in different stages of expansion. Celebrating its 13th anniversary, it is constantly improving, always innovating and investing in new ideas to ensure good service and compliance with environmental standards.
Every corner of the inn is thought of with a lot of love, and every detail brings a good memory: works by local artists, trips, gifts from guests, etc.
Respecting the culture, customs and traditions of the local population. As well as preserving the environment and providing employment opportunities, the Catavento inn follows its principles, with simplicity in the way of working and receiving.