Planning a trip to Jericoacoara? Check out our tips on how to get there, where to stay, the best time to go and the main tourist attractions in Jericoacoara

A true paradise, this is Jericoacoara. The village of Jijoca de Jericoacoara is one of the favorite destinations on the Brazilian coast and it is not difficult to understand why. The rustic look combined with the natural beauty that surrounds it make the village an incredible place to visit. And if you are planning a trip to Jericoacoara, you need to check out our tips to enjoy all that is best in this privileged corner of Ceará's coast.

Beautiful beaches, lagoons that are true oases, dunes and mangroves with preserved vegetation are some of the scenarios you will find there. Affectionately known as Jeri, the village has sandy streets and an interior atmosphere amidst the sophistication of accommodation and restaurants. And there's plenty to do: buggy rides make tourists happy, while windsurfing and kitesurfing are among the most popular sports there.

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But it is important to remember that Jericoacoara is located in a conservation unit, inside the Jericoacoara National Park. Therefore, it is necessary for the traveler to be aware of the rules of preservation of the area. Among the requirements, the Municipality of Jijoca charges a Tourist Tax per day of stay per person in the village. Seniors over 60 and children under 12 are exempt from payment. And the amount can be paid in advance at city hall website.

Where is Jericoacoara?

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Jericoacoara is a fishing village in the municipality of Jijoca de Jericoacoara, located at the western end of the coast of Ceará. Rustic and isolated in a paradisiacal place, Jericoacoara is 300 km from the capital of Ceará, Fortaleza. The village is part of the Rota das Emoções tourist itinerary, which joins Jericoacoara, Lençóis Maranhenses (385 km), in Maranhão, and Delta do Parnaíba (200 km), in Piauí, in a route of almost 1,000 kilometers of beautiful landscapes on the northeast coast. .

How to get to Jericoacoara

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There are three main ways to get to Jericoacoara from other states: through Fortaleza, through Rota das Emoções or through the destination airport, located in the neighboring city of Cruz, 30 km away. And, despite seeming the most obvious choice, Jericoacoara Regional Airport – Comandante Ariston Pessoa is not the main gateway for tourists, because it still receives a limited number of flights.

But it is undeniable that Jericoacoara airport is the most comfortable way to travel there, as it avoids the long journey between Fortaleza and Jericoacoara. From there, there are two ways to reach the destination: through the village of Preá (18 km of asphalt + 12 km of sand, by the sea) and via Jijoca (16 km of asphalt + 18 km of sand, through the dunes). The way can be done by taxi or by transfer – shared or private – in 4×4 cars with capacity for 4 passengers each. There is no car rental at the airport.

For those who decide to disembark in Fortaleza and from there to Jericoacoara, the gateway is the Pinto Martins International Airport, which receives flights from various locations. From there, it is possible to hire a transfer in a 4×4 vehicle, rent a car or go to the village by bus. The journey from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara is about 300 km long and takes around 7 hours, with the final stretch being made on sandy roads.

It is worth remembering that in the village of Jericoacoara, cars are not allowed. Therefore, if you choose to rent a car in Fortaleza, you will have to leave it in a parking lot at the entrance to the village.

Another way to get to Jericoacoara is through the Rota das Emoções, a route created by Sebrae to boost tourism in the region, which also includes Lençóis Maranhenses and the Parnaíba Delta. The path that connects the three destinations is fully paved, which makes it very easy – and much – to travel by car. In addition, it is possible to hire a private or shared transfer or take the bus along the route.

Attractions and tourist attractions in Jericoacoara

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The sea is certainly one of the main attractions of Jericoacoara. But enjoying the beach is just one of the things to do there. And that's what we're going to talk about now. Check out the main attractions and sights of Jericoacoara below:

Lagoon of Paradise

With crystalline waters in shades of blue and green, Lagoa do Paraíso is an unmissable place to visit in Jericoacoara. With great structure, including a beach club, the lagoon has several hammocks where tourists can relax and enjoy the paradisiacal view.

dune at sunset

One of the main postcards of Jericoacoara, the Sunset Dune is next to the village and is the most sought after place by tourists to watch the sunset. The spectacle of the sun setting over the sea seen from the top of the dune is simply incredible.

Tatajuba Lagoon

Great place to relax and enjoy the day, Lagoa da Tatajuba is located in the municipality of Camocim. The place has some simple restaurants that place tables and chairs in the water and two entertainment options: an improvised water slide on the dune and a zip line that leads to the water.

Jericoacoara beach

Jericoacoara Beach is the main beach in the village and has a great structure of equipment rental stores, bars, restaurants and hotels. The calm sea is excellent for windsurfing and kitesurfing, as well as other water sports.

Serrote Hill

Located on the path that leads to Pedra Furada, Morro do Serrote is also a tourist spot in Jericoacoara. From the top of the hill you have a beautiful view of the beaches of the destination, which makes for great photos. To reach it, it is necessary to hire a buggy ride.

Praia da Malhada

Praia da Malhada is very close to the center of the village and is not very frequented. Therefore, it is a great option for those who want to enjoy the sea with tranquility, since there is also no commerce on the beach. The sea and the wind favor the practice of kitesurfing.

blue hole

Buraco Azul is an artificial lagoon that was formed from the extraction of sand from a place in Caiçara and is now a tourist spot in Jericoacoara. The extremely blue color of its waters caught the attention of tourists who visit it to spend the day and take pictures.

Holed stone

Pedra Furada is the main postcard of Jericoacoara. It is a rock formation with a crack in the middle that is on the seashore. During low tide, it is possible to reach it by walking along the beach from Jericoacoara.

dry mangrove

A visit to Mangue Seco allows you to observe seahorses. The place can be visited from tours that take tourists to know the region. Mangue Seco is located on the banks of the Guriú River and is full of trees with crooked roots.

Buggy's ride 

The buggy ride is a great way to get to know several points of Jericoacoara at once. They take up to four people and go through places like Lagoa do Paraíso, Lagoa Azul, Praia do Preá, Rio Guriú, Mangue Seco and Lagoa da Tatajuba.

When is the best time to go to Jericoacoara?

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The best time to go to Jericoacoara is between July and the beginning of January, when it doesn't rain in this region. The ideal months are August, September and October, when the lagoons are full, the weather is warmer and the wind is strong, ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

But nothing prevents you from visiting Jericoacoara at other times of the year, as the heat is constant in the paradise village. But pay attention to the following tips: in January and February, the days can be cloudy, with some chance of rain; March and April are the months when it rains the most in Jericoacoara, which may even make some tours unfeasible; and, finally, in May and June it rains less, but the days are usually cloudy.

Where to stay in Jericoacoara

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Despite being small, the paradise village is well served by accommodations of the most varied types. Therefore, finding where to stay in Jericoacoara is not a problem for anyone traveling there. And the best thing is that the accommodations are very close to everything.

There are simpler, but cozy inns, as well as luxurious accommodations. And you can still choose to stay in front of the sea or in the village streets, very close to the action. However, for those who prefer tranquility, our tip is to opt for accommodations further away from the center of the village, which is usually very busy at night. Here are some accommodation options in Jericoacoara:

Kalango Village

Right in front of the sea, the inn Kalango Village provides its guests with an incredible view of the beach, both from their accommodations and living areas. With a rustic style, but without giving up comfort, the inn has suites, apartments, bungalows and stilts as accommodation options.

Blue Residence

Located between Duna do Pôr do Sol and the main street of the village, the Blue Residence Jericoacoara it is located in front of the sea and offers beach services, such as a bar and breakfast on the beach and sun loungers for guests. All apartments are equipped with full American kitchen and integrated living room.

Hurricane Jeri

THE Hurricane Jeri It is a hotel for those looking for a little more tranquility. Located on Praia da Malhada, it offers exclusive beachfront bungalows. The hotel also has an infinity pool overlooking the beach, as well as a restaurant that serves dishes made with the best flavors of regional cuisine.

sand house

With fully personalized service, the Hotel Casa de Areia has only five accommodations facing the sea, on Jericoacoara Beach, next to the Duna do Pôr do Sol. Its apartments have rustic decor, characteristic of the region, combined with a lot of comfort in its facilities. The place also has an exclusive restaurant.

House on Jeri Beach

The hotel House on Jericoacoara Beach makes the dream of those who once wished to live by the sea come true. Located on Jericoacoara Beach, the hotel is just a few steps from the sea. It offers exclusive services to guests, accommodations full of refinement and comfort, as well as a swimming pool with a wet bar.

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