Hidden Gems: Jericoacoara – With its unspoiled natural beauty, stunning ocean views, and secluded atmosphere, Jericoacoara is a no-brainer addition to our Hidden Gems destination list.
Jericoacoara (or Jeri, as it is affectionately known) is a small Brazilian beach resort. This coastal paradise offers huge dunes of powder sand, endless beaches, and awe-inspiring views. Once just a tiny, remote fishing village, today Jeri is a mecca for sailing enthusiasts, beach goers, and all-kinds-of surfing lovers from all over the globe. It is perfectly preserved; an environmentally protected area since 1984 and the surrounding area was declared a National Park in 2002. Isolated and quite removed from the modern world, Jeri is one of those idyllic places where many voyagers end up staying much longer than originally planned.
“Jericoacoara is often listed among the most beautiful beaches in the world, consisting of virgin white sands, turquoise lagoons, rolling sand dunes”
Jericoacoara is in the northeastern state of Ceará, some 300 km west of Fortaleza, close to the eastern tip of Brazil.
Jericoacoara has a population of just over 20,000 people characteristically warm, relaxed, and welcoming.
Jericoacoara has a tropical climate. Temperatures don’t vary much; visitors can expect highs of 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees F) with lows of about 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees F) all year round.
Up until about 20 years ago, Jericoacoara was still a secluded and small fishing village, but today, this is one of the most visited tourist beaches in Brazil, by both international and Brazilian visitors.
Best time to visit
Jeri is wonderful at any time of year, however, from July to December there is less chance of rain and better wind for those who love kite and windsurfing.
What makes Jericoacoara unique
Jericoacoara is remote and getting there can be challenging. It takes about six hours to get from the closest city Fortaleza to Jericoacoara by car with the last four hours of the journey taking place off-road, among dunes and along a beach.
What to do in Jericoacoara
- Pedra Furada
- Sunset Dune
- Church of Our Lady of Consolation
- Serrote rock formation
- Jericoacoara lighthouse
Flying private to Jericoacoara
Why not charter a private jet to take you directly to Jericoacoara and guarantee a seamless and stress-free experience? Customize your trip to your exact requirements and tailor your itinerary to reflect your personal preferences.
Jericoacoara Airport (officially names Comte. Ariston Pessoa Regional Airport) is just a 33km journey away from the town. Currently, only domestic flights can land at the airport. It is located in the adjoining municipality of Cruz.
- IATA Code: JJD
- ICAO Code: SBJE
- Coordinates: S02-54.4/W040-21.5
- Elevation 27 FT
- Runway length: 7218 x 148, 08/26
- Fuel: JAT-A
Pinto Martins – Fortaleza International Airport
The closest international airport, Fortaleza–Pinto Martins is located in Fortaleza, 300km from Jeri.
- IATA Code: FOR
- ICAO Code: SBFZ
- Coordinates: S03-46.6/W038-31.9
- Elevation 82FT
- Runway length: 9039 x 148, 13/31
- Fuel: AVGAS JET
- Private flights require landing permits
- A single landing permit takes up to two hours to be issued
- Multiple landing permits take up to 48 hours to be issued after appliance with all the correct documents
- Part 135 is the same, for aircrafts with more than 19 seats or cargo permits can take around 10 business days to be issued
- Parking is available
Pinto Martins has direct flights to 11 international destinations.
Brazil requires visitors to hold an entry and exit card to be presented in Brazilian airports. The new model is available as an editable file here.
There are no vaccination or PCR requirements for visitors to Brazil.
- To preserve its natural beauty, there aren’t any streetlights lining the sandy paths of Jeri so watch your step at night
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