Overview of Jericoacoara

<img src="sunsetdune.jpg" alt="sunset dune" />Jericoacoara is one of the most amazing places I have visited in Brazil; the streets are paved with sand (Morro de Sao Paulo style), beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and are lined with delicious restaurants and cute beachy boutiques. Historical fact: Until about 20 years ago, Jericoacoara was still a secluded and simple fishing village. There were no roads, no electricity, no phones, no TV’s, no newspapers, and money was rarely used. Don’t worry, today there is hot water, air conditioning, and all those necessities to enjoy your vacation; it isn’t as remote as it used to be.

<img src="sunsetdune.jpg" alt="sunset dune" />In this laid back village, you’ll see buggys cruising the sand streets, people selling jewelry or local art, and signs for ‘live music’ at night.  Overall it is a very relaxing easy going town that is not expensive, many stores and restaurants are closed during the day as people usually head off on excursions or to kite surf. Above is a picture of ‘The Sunset Dune’, every night people grab drinks at the barracas that line the beach serving up fresh caipirinhas (you choose whatever alcohol and fruit you want) for R$8 (US$3.5) (below), then hike up the dune to watch the sunset. People are very friendly here, and many of the hotels and restaurants offer live entertainment in the evenings.

<img src="sunsetdune.jpg" alt="sunset dune" />After that, people continue to drink on the beach before deciding which restaurant to eat at for dinner.  There are tons of yummy options and I will be telling you details about the two best ones in upcoming posts so check back!!  For dessert you must go to Gelato & Grano (below), it is the best gelato in Jeri! <img src="gelatoandgrana.jpg" alt="gelato and grana" />Here are some of the charming scenes of Jeri…

Please continue to follow my adventures, next up where to eat and where to stay in Jeri !! If you enjoy hearing about them please like, share and comment:) 

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