I know Buraco Azul, a lagoon with paradisiacal turquoise waters considered the newest tourist spot in the Jericoacoara region

The fishing village of Jericoacoara, in all its rustic charm, is already well recognized as one of the main tourist attractions in Ceará. But now, in addition to the kilometers of sand dunes and the calm sea that delights bathers, Jeri can count the Blue Hole as a new attraction, a pool with turquoise blue waters that dazzle any gaze. 

Located in the municipality of Acaraú, Buraco Azul is a large lake that originated from a hole formed by the removal of sand for works in the region that was filled with water from the voluminous rains of 2019. The turquoise color of the crystalline water, which baptizes the name of the attraction is due to the soil, which is rich in limestone. 

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And don't worry, the water has been analyzed and is suitable for swimming and the depth of the lake even allows for swimming lessons. But it is recommended not to jump from high places to avoid accidents, the place does not have a lifeguard. 

As it is a new destination, the place still has little tourist structure. There is only one restaurant that serves lunch, snacks and drinks and a straw and wood frame to support tourists and guides. Therefore, it may be interesting for visitors to take their chairs and umbrella, as well as a thermal bag with drinks and snacks if the intention is to spend the day on the banks of the Buraco. 


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How to get

Getting to the Blue Hole is still not very easy. The place is not signposted and there are many dunes to face along the way It is not that easy to reach this paradise. The place is not signposted, there are many dunes along the way and those who know the region well are drivers and local residents. 

It is possible to include the attraction in already traditional tours departing from Jericoacoara. Buraco Azul was included in the itineraries offered by local agencies along with those that are best known in the region, such as Pedra Furada, Árvore da Preguiça and the Azul and Paraíso lagoons.

If you prefer something more independent and want more time to enjoy the Blue Hole, it is also possible to rent 4×4 trucks or buggies to face the dunes to the site.

How much

Tours to Buraco Azul can vary between R$ 450 and R$ 600 depending on whether you go in high or low season. In the village in Jeri, you can go to Rua São Francisco, where you can find several residents who offer the tour. Talk to drivers and ask about prices. Several agencies are also located on this street.

For now, there is still no charge to enter the site, but the land owners are studying the payment of a symbolic value per visitor to be used in cleaning and maintenance of the structures. 

Read too:

» Hotels and B&Bs in Jericoacoara
» Tours in Jericoacoara, east and west coast
» Lagoa do Paraíso the most popular tour in Jericoacoara
» 16 photos that will leave you dying to visit Jericoacoara

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