DUNE BUGGY RIDES
To get to know Jeri's surroundings,this is the best option!
But,the buggies here are for sightseeing only,as it's forbidden to drive on the dunes!!
We took a trip to Camocim,another beautiful place close to Jeri,it's the largest city and fishing center in the region!
It took about an hour and a half to get there,most of it along the coast,crossing several small rivers.
We also made a trip on a " JARDINEIRA ",an open-top-bus!
SPORTS FOR ALL AGES AND FITNESS!
1.Horseback riding:ideal for short distances,you can take a ride to the " Arched Rock",for example,and the nearby hills,or just enjoy riding along the coast,it can be arranged with a guide or you can ride it yourself!And don't worry,the horses are very calm!
2.GPS (global positioning sistem):you can rent this fantastic instrument at the " CASA DO TUIRSTA "(the tourists house),and I trully recomend you to take one,it shows your position,speed,distance,direction and the amount of time left for you to reach your destination PRECISELY!!
As the dunes are an easy place to get lost,it gives you a great safe feeling you can walk,drive,or whatever you prefer to get to know the surroundings,and won't be lost!
3.Sandboarding:wow,I love this sport,I tryed it first time here,in the Northeast Coast!It's great,a feeling of freedom that you never felt before!!We called it in Brazil "BUM-SKIING"!!You can rent a board near "Casa Do turista",and the best place to practice this awesome radical sport is the "Sunset Dune",of course,in the sunsets!!
4.Windsurf:as a sister of a very known windsurfer,I have to say I am really not an expert in it!!But I tryed here with my friends,most of the time I was in the water instead of in the board,and I felt very tired after an hour of trying!
Jericoacoara,anyway,as I heard,is the top site for windsurf,as it has strong winds due to the trade winds that arrive from the African continent,besides,Jeri has the unique fact that most of Ceara's coastline is SE to NW,Jeri coast runs E W,parallel to Equador line,and the winds come in full force,as there's no obstacles in the way!!
5.Sailing:besides the wind facts I mentioned,Jeri has several sailing points.
Beginers,those who will prefer calm waters,can sail at the "PARADISE LAKE".
In the sea,it's fantastic!The wind beggins early morning and doesn't let up until night falls,the peak hours are around 3-4PM.
Picture:the " Blue Lake".
We visited "Jijoca" lake,better known as "Paradise"lake,and the "Blue"lake.
It's a great place for sailing,specially beginners,because of its calm water.
The lake is about 15km long,with clear water,plenty of wind and sun,as well as bars along the shore,a point to take a break!!
To get to this lagoon you need to do an excursion. You'll leave at 9.30 am and come back at 3 pm. It should cost about 25 reais.
It's better to go after or during the rainy season (March to June) so that the lagoons are filled with water and on a sunny day. We were not very lucky, as the rainy season hadn't started yet and it was rather cloudy. Still, it was a nice place to relax, as there were very little people.
You visit 2 lagoons with this excursion (Lagoa Paraiso and Lagoa Azul), and you stay between 1 and 2 hours in each.
Take a Caphoeira class on the beach
This will cost around 15 reais for an hour and a half, but be warned: Caphoeira is very difficult and you'll need at least 10 classes to learn the basics!
My friend Cecilia, on the right, is thinking "Quién carajo me manda a hacer esto...!"