Por do Sol from the big Dune
Every traveler in Jeri have to sea a sunset from the big dune on the Jeri beach cause in Brasil is not usual ( on the Atlantic ocena ther is the sunrise), but Jeri is in a position where you can see it!
You climb the dune, wait the sunset, do some pics drinking a beer and at the end you can jump down the dune or do sundboard with a send board.
Wind activity in Preà Beach
A lot of people came here to do wind activity....the wind here is strong and perfect for windsurf in the Jeri bay, but in Preà beach is the home of the kiter.....the wind is much mure strong and there is a kite center that can help you, they have a boat to find you in the waves and a buggy to collect your kite when he fly away alone!
Walk on the beach
If yuo have time it's nice to walk on the big beach, you can pass Duna por do Sol where all the tourist went at the evening to see the sundown from the big dune, then there are several jangadas ( fisherman boat) on the beach that is like a freeway for the buggy...but the scenary is great...take water and sun creem with you!
With the buggy tour they take you to a nice quiet lagoon named Lagoa Azul.
In the region it's normal to find this lagoon where the water is mixed by the salted and not salted water, or only not salted, but it's seems to be at the seaside.
The palce it's famouse and you can reach a little beach restaurant passing the lagoon by simply boat...here you cna find fresh seafood, water and other drinks... a little bit more expensive but on the blue!
Dune Buggy tour
A must to do in Jeri is a Buggy tour: there are many trips, but for me the best is from Jeri to north on the beach, than the mangrove area, the dunes and the little villages with a incredible lagoa with ammoch in the water, Lagoa Azul with teh calm blue water, than back to south to pass trough Prea beach to see the lazy tree and the kite surfer, after another Lagoa ( I don't rememeber the name)......you have to contract the prize, on a buggy they can carry not more than 3 passengers...for your safe!
...and enjoy the trip
my god! beach, sun, water - watersports of course! horse riding, hiking , anything!
I will be honest.. I love horse riding but horses they had.. I felt sorry for them and didnt ride, looked just too poor!
- Road Trip
- Water Sports
Wind and Kite Surfing
Jericoacoara has developed a name for itself as a top destination for surfing and more specifically, windsurfing, in Brazil. The main beach in front of the village is very busy, especially in the morning with windsurfers of all levels taking to the water. There are a variety of surf schools where you can hire equipment and avail of lessons (beginners welcome)
Also available are kite surfing lessons. Kite surfing has really taken off in Jeri and has become nearly as popular for the adrenaline junkies lloking for something different to wind surfing.
- Water Sports
The village of Jericoacoara
The village of Jeri is such a unique and unusual place. There are no real roads, just sandy tracks and the only traffic is from beach buggies, the odd 4X4 and motorcycle (slipping and sliding their way down the tracks.) There is little or no street lighting and whatever light that is present is only provided by generators. Jeri is not connected to the national electricity grid due to its' isolated location.
There are six or seven 'streets' which lead down to the beach and smaller sandy alleys link these arteries. Along these streets are quaint restaurants, bars and shops. The shops cater for everything from souvenirs, to local crafts to paintings and Hand crafted art.
The bars are quiet during the day but come to life at night especially at the weekends where the nightlife is great especially down by the beach and through the central streets of the village.
Walking the streets is half the experience of Jeri, there is nowhere quite like it in the world and to just experience the village by walking around the sandy streets is unforgettable in itself.
The main attraction sight in Jeri is Pedra Furada, the arched rock which has become the famous landmark of Jericoacoara. This natural arch of rock is not in Jeri itself but about 10 minutes by beach buggy away from the village. the buggy will drop you at the entrance to the National Park and you can walk rest of the coastal walk to the rock enjoying stunning scenery along the way.
The best is sved til last however as the sight of the rock jutting up from the water with the sun setting behind it is truely amazing. Arriving just before sunset you can go up to the hole in the rock and let the cascade on top of you as the waves hit the rock and thunder through the hole. As the sun starts to set, take up position back from the rock to enjoy the unforgettable sight of the sun setting behind the rock. If you are lucky and come at the right time of year the sun will set through the hole. We came at a good time and the hole in the rock was illuminated beautifully by the setting sun.
One of the most beautiful sights I have ever witnessed.
- Hiking and Walking
- National/State Park
The beach in Jeri is stunning. It stretches out in front of Jeri village and beyond. In fact the nicest areas of the beach are further down the coast away from the village itself. you can find some great secluded beaches where you have some space and privacy to enjoy the sea, beach and views. Even at the busiest time of the year you will be able to find a place to call your own :) To the north of the main beach is the magnificent Sunset Dune over which you can walk down the coast to the hidden Lagoons and more isolated beaches. To the south around the natural headland you will find beaches with secluded areas marked out by natural rock. Absolute paradise!
The beaches of Jericoacoara were listed by the Washington Post as one of the top 10 beaches in the world!!!
- National/State Park
Hire a Beach Buggy!
Hiring out a Beach Buggy and driver is one of the best ways or exploring the area around Jericoacoara. You can take whole day trips or shorter trips to places like Jijoca and Tatjuba. The buggy drivers are flexible though and they will tailor make a trip for you (especially if they are not busy!) We only wanted a buggy ride out to Pedra Furada at sunset and one of the buggy drivers was very accomodating and took us there and back for about 12 euros. I even got to drive the buggy once we were outside town but sssshhhhh, I don't think your supposed to because the buggies are licensed and regulated. BTW they are not the easiest things in the world to drive especially when they start sliding in the sand!!!
The climb up the sunset dune on Jericoacoara beach is a rite of passage for anyone visiting Jeri. Every evening people make the trip up the dune to watch the sun set behind the still waters. The sight is truely amazing, the sunset and the sight of all these people lining the top of the dune to watch the setting sun.
As well as the magical experience, the views from the top of the dune is stunning, stretching up and down the coastline.
Afterwards you can walk back down or you can take the quicker route down the almost sheer slope down to the waterline. Be warned there is no stopping when you start and there is an inherent risk of ankle breakage :0)
- National/State Park
Feel the Sensation of Freedom
In spite of endless activities, relaxing in a hammock with your favourite book is still one of the most pleasurable things to do in Jeri, especially during the hot days, when one is not able to do anything else. If even this is quite an effort for you, then just enjoy in a hammock and feel the sensation of freedom that the place transmits :))
The best places to buy hammock are Mercado Central in Fortaleza and various shops in Belem's Comercio district (depend on the direction you come from). You can find a great selection in Jeri too, you only pay a bit more.
The Village of Jericoacoara
The village consists of five sandy streets lined with attractive bars, restaurants and several charming pousadas. In the early morning and at the end of the afternoon, the streets of Jeri are busy. It's time of day that inhabitants and visitors take advantage of the sun's weaker rays to go shopping or walk around. The rest of the day it's better for most to find some shady tree or a veranda. In the nighttime forro music invades the streets of Jeri. In the first hours of the morning, fishermen prepare to go out to sea and eventually run into the party goers who were at the forro.
Around 2000 people living in Jeri. The pace of living is slow and patiente and one is never too busy for a conversation with the neighbour. You'll find some of the friendliest and most laid-back people in the world :)
When Jericoacoara obtained electricity only a few short years ago, everyone thought it was on its way out. Modern civilization had arrived to destroy the unspoiled feeling of the place. Surprisingly, Jeri remains a tropical paradise :))
Sunset Dune (Duna Por do Sol)
In Jeri, locals and visitors have daily appointment they can not put off. At around 5pm, when the sun threatens to disappear on the horizon, it's a tradition to climb the biggest sand dune beside the beach to watch the sunset.
The sight is really spectacular and the silence is absolute. People seem to be mesmerized by the simple and astonishing beauty of nature. It lasts only a few minutes but it marks you forever. It ends with a loud applause as thanks to mother earth.
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