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Paradise on Earth That You Never Want to Leave

Jericoacoara is a remote hangout surrounded by huge dunes of fine white sand, located on the northeast of Brazil, close to equator. Until about 15 years ago it was an isolated fishing village without any contact with modern civilization. In 1984 the place was declared an "Environmental Protected Area". Although tourism has reached the place, it still keeps the peaceful way of life. The village consists of five sandy streets and electricity is a relatively recent addition. It is only available in the houses, there are no street lights.

This jewel of Ceara has been considered by Washington Post Magazine as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. There is no doubt about the stunning natural beauty of the dunes, the lagoons within them and the ocean formed sculptures. Windsurf enthusiasts have their place guaranteed in Jericoacoara due the excellent climatic conditions. The sunset is also an attraction. The crowd climbs up the biggest dune to watch it. And in the nighttime forro music (a rhytmical Brazilian dance music), reggae and electronic dance music invade the streets of Jeri.

In Jeri (its nickname) you are completely isolated from the world, in intimate contact with the nature. You feel the sensation of freedom that the place transmits and no kind of behavior is restricted. Leave your worries behind and immerse yourself in this harmonic ambience. Jeri has a very special energy that enchants you from the first moment!!!

  • Last visit to Jericoacoara: Jan 2007
  • Intro Updated Sep 1, 2009
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  • muguruki's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2011 at 2:20 AM

    So much music to listen to and too many places to visit, Cabo Verde being one of many I agree. Lovely photos on this page.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    What a special place. I wish I had read your page BEFORE we went to Brazil, many years ago! I would love to watch the sun set and see the Capoeira on the beach (I too am mesmerised by it) And I see we share a love of caipirinhas :-)

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2009 at 10:02 AM

    very useful! & well written too-- tks so much! Will check out yr Belém, Recife etc when I find time. I'm planning something a bit off beaten path. Ciao bella!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2009 at 12:23 AM

    Pedra Furada -- how come I never seen this before? Interesting...and wow, I would love to go up a sand dune and see the sunset...that is so nice..what a great tip!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2009 at 5:46 AM

    Hello, Mira! You were lucky to enjoy that scenery! Well done!

  • pikuu's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2009 at 7:06 AM

    This is the place. Paradise where you need just hammock and friend who will serve you the "Caipi" coctails and banana cakes (or perhaps mango as well ;) Delicious destination :)

  • pure1942's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2008 at 8:49 AM

    Hi Mira. Another of my favourite destinations in Brazil. Jeri is indeed a special place. Great page and pics.

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Its a very interesting place-to walk through the rock tunnel and swim.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    That's a really nice custom to watch the sunset in silence from the top of the highest dune, and then give it a loud round of applause afterwards.

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2008 at 4:04 AM

    Hello Mira. This is a fantastic page with great information... it really makes me want to travel there. I loved the photo of the hammocks! Greetings from the desert / Jess in Dubai :-)

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