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With sunrise, the options of what to do in Jeri are born too. The biggest attractions are to be seen during the day; so if you have little time, it is worth getting up early to enjoy the day. Most people who want to enjoy the sea go to Jeri beach, the closest to the village. The tranquility is there, and soaking up the sun after a swim in the sea is rejuvenating. Some restaurants have chairs and umbrellas that make life easier for those who don't want to worry about much. For those who want to practice or learn kitesurfing, this is the point of the region. To enjoy crystal clear water, you may prefer to enjoy the lagoons rather than the sea.

Jericoacoara, Brazil is hands down one of the most unique and special places I have ever visited. Also, if you’re wondering how in the world to pronounce Jericoacoara, you’re not alone. Stick with “Jeri” and you’ll be able to get by just fine.

Located in the eastern Brazilian state of Ceará, this secluded and magical beach town (and National Park!) should be high on your Brazilian bucket list. If you want to get away from it all, yet still have everything you need at your fingertips, this is a great place to escape. I don’t know how I’d never heard of it before I got to Brazil- it’s the best kind of paradise

Jeri is only accessible by 4x4 vehicles, dune buggies, and really ambitious motorbikes. Why? Because it is completely surrounded by sand dunes and the sea. Normal cars can’t handle the terrain and would end up deserted in the desert if they tried. Due to this wonderful seclusion, the town is extremely safe. Visitors pay a tourist tax of R$5.00 ($1.34 USD) per day to stay in Jeri, and it’s not an easy place to get to. This keeps most of the riff raff out.

Wondering how you’re going to get around? Fear not. Jeri is extremely small, and the entire place is walkable. You’ll quickly find that you’re always shuffling through sand because that is what the entire town is built upon. Even many of the stores and restaurants don’t bother with flooring, saving themselves the hassle of constant sweeping. Flip flops all day, every day.

Scenic horseback ride through the sand dunes at sunset? Yes, please. We booked a tour through Terra Dos Cowboys and it was absolutely wonderful. The horses are well cared for and very well behaved- and the scenery is just unbelievable. Highly recommend.

The landscapes of Jeri are something else. Think desert meets tropical oasis. The beaches near the town are nice and full of people, but the real gems are the quiet ones that you’ll find if you take a little hike along the coast towards my next suggestion, Pedra Furada. The ocean is like bath water, everything is clean, and you probably won’t run into anyone else.

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