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JERICOACOARA

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Detailed itinerary
Jericoacoara has several of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, with many sand dunes and rocky coasts, coconut groves and an incredibly blue sea. Located 310 km west of Fortaleza, Ceara’s capital, it is almost isolated and access still depends on special vehicles capable of crossing the sand dunes that separate it from the nearest road. Its streets are not paved and electricity is recent. To preserve the environment, an enormous area around the village was transformed into Ubajara and Jericoacoara National Park. Although it was founded by the hippies in the 70s, Jeri, as it is called today, still preserves the features of a small fishing village.
Over the past three decades, the relationship between foreigners and inhabitants, which transformed their simple houses into inns and restaurants, has been harmonious, although they continue to practice subsistence fishing. Because of its fame, Jericoacoara now receives Brazilian and foreigner tourists that enjoy its beautiful beaches, tour the extensive coast on dune buggies, and sail on clean blue water lakes. A good program is to watch the beautiful sunset from the top of a sand dune. At night, visit the restaurants to try some of the delicious dishes prepared with fish and seafood. After dinner, the tourists can enjoy an authentic “forró” at the local bars. Those who visit Jeri beach must also visit Jijoca de Jericoacoara, a city only 20 km away, with natural beauties and constant wind to please those who practice water sports such as kitesurf and windsurf.

Jericoacoara is one of the few places in Brazil where you can see the birth of the sun and the sunset fall into the sea, from a giant dune located from the western side of the beach, known as the Sunset Dune.

DAY 1

Fortaleza / Jericoacoara

Arrival at the Fortaleza Airport and transfer to Jericoacoara (4 hours approximately). Accommodation and departure to see the sunset, in the most searched spot, a huge dune located at the west side of the village, known as the Sunset Dune. Every day, after the sunset, it is usual to have a Capoeira presentation. Overnight.

DAY 2

Jericoacoara

TJeep ride to Azul and Paraíso Lagoons, with its crystal waters, going back to Jeri at the end of the afternoon to watch the sunset spectacle into the sea, seen from the top of a large dune.

DAY 3

Jericoacoara

Day at leisure.

DAY 4

Jericoacoara / Fortaleza

Transfer back to Fortaleza.

Where to stay
The Mosquito Blue features 44 rooms situated directly on a pristine stretch of beach. As you step into the graciously landscape garden among palm and tamarind secular trees, you will be welcomed by the sinuous swimming pool and open-air spa, as well as ate the shady bar or at the beach restaurant, specialized in Italian Cuisine and international dishes. Harmonious walkways will lead you to your personalized apartment, where you will either appreciate dramatic views over silvery dunes and bundles beaches of white sand or experience the intimacy of the garden, among the swaying trees.

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Attractions
Jijoca de Jericoacoara - In Jijoca of Jericoacoara (Municipality of Jeri), which is only 20 km from Jericoacoara, are the Blue Lagoon and Paradise Lagoon, which actually, it's only one pond, which fills with water from rain (between January and June) and ends dividing into two during the summer (July to December). The natural beauty and constant winds, content especially the practitioners of nautical sports, such as windsurfing or kitesurfing.

Paradise Lagoon
The paradise lagoon is south of Jericoacoara, it is a huge freshwater lake (15 km long) with transparent water surrounded by dunes. It has a good infrastructure for tourism and is used for windsurfing and sailing, especially in the months of July and January, period of trade winds. In this pond are prohibited the use of nautical equipments with motor. The place is a total tranquility.

Prea is an authentic village of fishermen, with a small community that keeps the place preserved in time and still capture the daily lives of fish, shrimp and lobster. The village is quite typical tourist because it has little tourism influence. The beach of Prea is starting to develop and already has several restaurants and hotels on the beach. The place is known about everything to get strong winds and offer ideal conditions for practice kitesurfing.

Serrote and Farol - With 98 meters in height, the hill called Serrote is the highest mountain in the region of Jericoacoara and also the barrier that prevents the moving sands reach and cover the town. Formed by quarz, for many years provided stones for construction of the houses of the village. With the creation of the APA, Jericoacoara has banned the extraction of any element of Serrote, and the movement of cars and bugues for its extension. On foot of Serrote is Pedra Furada, and the top is the lighthouse of Jericoacoara, inaugurated in 1952. Here were filmed some scenes of the film 'The Oyster and the Wind', by the Walter Lima Jr.

Tatajuba is a primitive fishing village, 33km away from Jericoacoara. The village was covered by the action of the dunes, and rebuilt by fishermen on the other side of the river. That is why some consider it as New Tatajuba. To reach this beach the best option is to hire a buggy that give you a real rally by the dunes, lagoons, beaches and mangroves. New Tatajuba perhaps represents what Jericoacoara was 20 years ago. The wind is the great artist of this paradise, giving new contours to the landscape at every moment, where the contemplation of nature is the greatest pleasure.

Pedra Furada: the pedra furada is an arc of a huge stone, carved by the action of waves and weather, which is located in the Region of Rocky Jericoacoara (Serrote), which opened after the Praia da Malhada and stretch for about 2 km of coastline. The hole in the center of the arc allows the contour of the Sun fits precisely there to be put in the months of July and August. To reach the Pedra Furada, we must walk approximately 40 minutes by the beach (when the tide is low), taking advantage to exploit the natural pools that are on the way, or by the Serrote (when the tide is high). At any time of year, it is a point of pilgrimage for tourists.

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