Canoa is an incredibly beautiful place to spend some vacation time. But, beware as many people come here for a short stay and find it very difficult to leave. Plan to stay as long as you possibly can. You can surf or learn to surf here from one of the many experienced local instructors. Canoa is known as one of the best paragliding sites on the Pacific coast. Here you can take a tandem flight or learn to fly and become a certified pilot with Fly Canoa. There is horseback riding available. There are many excellent local sites to visit where you can experience the local flora and fauna. You can visit a local organic farm, or see bird nesting sites in the mangrove swamps around Bahia de Caraquez. You won't be disappointed.
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