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February 17, 2008

Jericoacoara - Ceara


Jericoacoara - Ceará - Brazilian Cities

Brazilian and foreign tourists that visit it can enjoy its astoundingly beautiful beaches, take buggy rides on its vast coastline, and sail in the ponds of crystal clear waters.


Located at 192,63 mi (310 km) West from Fortaleza, the capital city of the state of Ceará, Jericoacoara has some of the most beautiful beaches of the country and is filled with dunes and rocky steep walls, coconut trees, and a sea of incredibly blue waters. The natural beauties are such that they led to the creation of the Ubajara and Jericoacoara National Park, which cover a vast area around the town. With unpaved streets, the town preserves the charm and rusticity of a fishermen’s village. In the past, many of its charming lodges were used as residence by the inhabitants of the area. To get there, it is a good idea using special vehicles that can cover the miles of dunes separating the place from the nearest highway; or perhaps take one of the many bus lines that daily go there from Fortaleza. Discovery in the seventies by the hippies, Jeri, as it is often called, has in tourism its main source of income. At the end of the afternoon, tourists can watch the sun go down from an enormous dune. And, at night, after the night lights are on, the must is trying some of the delicious fish and seafood recipes in the local restaurants. And if there is still any energy left, the tourist can party all night long, enjoying the music of an authentic popular dance, the so-called forró, as well as all the excitement of the local bars. Those who visit the Jeri beach must also see the town of Jijoca de Jericoacoara, distant only 12,43 mi (20 Km) from there, filled with natural beauties and constant winds that are especially appreciated by those who practice water sports, such as kitesurf and windsurf.

Jericoacoara Beach
Jericoacoara beach, close to the town, is a beautiful bay surrounded white sand dunes and coconut trees. Following the coast, either East or West, tourists find a succession of semi-wild beaches.

Jericoacoara National Park
Areas of Environmental Protection. Its greatest attraction is the Jericoacoara beach, but the area also includes fields, dunes, beaches of green waters, and the unique rocky formation known as Serrote (Handsaw). In the area, one may see several species of birds, even some endangered ones.

Buggy ride to Nova Tatajuba
Nova Tatajuba, distant 22,37 mi (36 Km) from there, is a fishermen’s village with just a few houses. It was rebuilt after the old village of Tatajuba having been covered by the dunes of the area, which moved by the action of the winds of the area. The sand buggy goes there by the dunes: it goes by beaches, crosses the Guriú River on a rustic raft, and passes by enormous sand formations and ponds that are excellent for a swim. At the end of the ride, tourists stop at a rustic little bar for some delicious snacks by the seashore.

Jijoca de Jericoacoara
In Jijoca tourists find the Azul pond (Blue Pond) and the Paraíso pond (Paradise pond), where trade winds make the place simply perfect for the sail sports. Access is gained by buggy and 4x4 vehicles, which leave the town of Jeri. The ponds are also excellent for swimming, kayak rides, mask diving, snorkeling, and fin swimming.

Sunset on the dunes
At the end of the afternoon, many people go up Jericoacoara’s highest dune, nearly 98,43 ft (30 m) tall, to watch the sun go down.

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