The pareo, or Tahitian sarong, has a kissing cousin, the Brazilian Canga. Lighter than a towel, they dry quickly and are hugely popular on Brazilian beaches because of their amazing versatility. The Brazilian Canga can be used as a beach towel, but that's only the beginning.
The brightly colored Brazilian canga can be used for lounging on the beach, or worn like a dress or skirt. It will dry you off after your swim, then serve as a cover-up when you go to order a drink or snack. On the beach at Rio, they're used as impromptu changing rooms, or you can fold it into a pillow while you're lying on another. You can use a Brazilian canga to bundle your belongings up for carrying them all home. If it gets a bit chilly, the canga is fine as a lightweight blanket or colorful shawl.
Like the pareo, the canga's versatility is limited only by your imagination. With over 2 dozen styles to choose from and our affordable prices, you'll want to collect a few to customize your wardrobe, on and off of the beach. Be careful, though - they can become as addictive as they are a versatile fashion accessory.