Jericoacoara is a spectacle of nature and has plenty of attractions

Jericoacoara in Ceará
Jericoacoara in Ceará

Jericoacoara is a village in the municipality of Jijoca, 300 km from Fortaleza, on the west coast of Ceará.

Jericoacoara has incredible natural beauty and sun all year round a cozy atmosphere, with rustic air, dunes, sea, lagoons and mangroves.

With rustic beauty, Jericoacoara – or simply Jeri – is nature’s spectacle.

The Jericoacoara National Park is located 280 km west of Fortaleza. It brings together a set of natural beauties from different biomes creating a unique place.

The small village in the municipality of Jijoca is the perfect place for the quiet vacation you have always dreamed of.

Jericoacoara is the right destination for those who love sailing and practicing kite and windsurfing, it has strong and constant winds.

Barefoot, after all shoes do not match the streets without sidewalk and full of sand, meet delicious restaurants, participate in parties and shop in craft shops.

The most famous attractions are Pedra Furada and Duna do Pôr do Sol, where you will enjoy the unique spectacle of the sun saying goodbye by the sea.

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Tourist spots of Jericoacoara

The trip to Jericoacoara is only complete when you get to know the beautiful lagoons of the region, with hammocks set up just above the warm and calm waters.

To reach them, you need a 4×4 vehicle, a perfect excuse to take a fun jeep ride. Also enjoy the beaches and practice sports such as surfing and kitesurfing.

Tourist Map of Jericoacoara in Ceará


Jericoacoara is one of the best places in the world for kitesurfing and windsurfing and can be an excellent starting point for kitesurfing expeditions in the Paranaíba Delta and Lençóis Maranhenses.

map of Jericoacoara
map of Jericoacoara

Fortaleza is already known for being a windy place, as it receives the trade winds that blow from the African continent, but Jericoacoara really stands out for the strength of the winds.

In Jericoacoara lovers of Kitesurfing and Windsurfing are guaranteed space by the strong wind of up to 40 Knots.

The beach of Jericoacoara is considered one of the best for practicing and learning these modalities. Another important point of Jericoacoara and Preá is that many inns will already adapt their structures for the demand of tourists who love water sports.

Jericoacoara National Park
Jericoacoara National Park

Currently there are several kitesurfing schools with trained and accredited staff and top quality equipment. The inns offer transportation to the best spots in the region and equipment storage.

The sport can be practiced in places with different characteristics, flat waters of the lagoons or well the sea a little more agitated in the region of Preá.

The wind session (northeast trade winds) starts in July and lasts until the end of January. The wind is guaranteed between 15 and 35 Knts every day from August to December.


At this time, for those who come with their own equipment, we advise you to bring small kites (7 to 9 meters), since the average wind reaches 30Knts (with days of up to 42 Knts).

The rainy season happens outside the windy season, between February and May. At that time we do not have guaranteed wind, but in a week we can have 2 to 3 days with wind.

The power is lower, it goes from 10 to 20 Knts, so if you are going to bring your equipment, this time opt for the larger size Kites.


Lagoa da Tatajuba
Lagoa da Tatajuba

It is impossible to set foot in Jericoacoara and not visit the region’s lagoons. The Lagoa da Tatajuba has calm and ideal waters for swimming. The Lagoon of Jijoca is divided into two: Lagoa Azul and Lagoa do Paraíso.

Lagoa do Paraíso
Lagoa do Paraíso

The first has sand banks and clear water.

Lagoa do Paraíso has the most beautiful coloration in the region and hammocks are set up in the water for rest.

The Heart Lagoon is small and little known. An invitation to silence and contemplation.


Jericoacoara Beach
Jericoacoara Beach

Jericoacoara beach is the closest to the village and the easiest to access.

At low tide it has calm waters and good infrastructure with bars and restaurants.

Malhada beach receives surfers and is on the way to Pedra Furada.

Preá beach has very strong winds, so it is usually sought after by kitesurfers.

Duna do Pôr do Sol

The high dune and very frequented in the late afternoon is next to the village of Jeri.

There you can watch the sun setting into the sea, a very beautiful spectacle. Many people also take the opportunity to go down the dune practicing sandboarding (sport in which you slide from the top of a dune on a board, doing radical maneuvers).

Pedra Furada

Pedra Furada in Jericoacoara
Pedra Furada

A postcard of Jericoacoara, Pedra Furada has a crack in the middle, being at low tide the best time to reach it.

As you walk along the edge of the beach, you will see caves and natural pools along the way.

If the tide is high, walk along the Serrote, a high hill that allows you to see the top of the Stone.

Mangue Seco and Tatajuba

The tour includes several attractions in the vicinity of the village. Visit a natural seahorse nursery in Mangue Seco and, when taking a ferry, pass through Velha Tatajuba, a village swallowed by sand. Then, in Nova Tatajuba, stop for lunch at the lagoon, with calm waters.

When to go to Jericoacoara

You can visit Jericoacoara in Ceará all year round. Average temperatures vary between 35°C in summer and 22°C in winter. The rainy season runs from January to June, when the beautiful lagoons are formed. In August in Jericoacoara, the winds get stronger, ideal for those who sail.

Tourism and Travel Guide to de Jericoacoara in Ceará – Tourism and Travel Guide of Bahia, Salvador and the Northeast.

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