A month ago I had the opportunity to spend some time at one of Brazil’s most beautiful beaches. Jericoacoara (or Jerí, as locals like to call it) is a remote beach town located in the northeastern state of Ceará, about five hours away from its capital Fortaleza.
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Since Jerí is within a national park and surrounded by sand dunes, getting there was quite an adventure. I caught a late bus ride, and traveled through those sand dunes in the middle of the night. It was a bumpy ride, but well worth it. And traveling under a starry sky and listening to wind and waves is not all that bad.
The town is very small, and its streets made of sand. The beach has extreme tides, and in two hours the coastline can end up five blocks away. What did I do while there? Sunsets at the top of sand dunes, capoeira performances at the beach, boogie rides to lakes, endless walks through its open spaces, and getting to practice the languages I know by making new international friends.
If I had to describe Jerí in one word, “infinity” comes to mind. Definitely a memorable place!