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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
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.