Where: Jericoacoara Beach, north Brazil coastline
Happenings: Secluded fishing village, friendly people & great surfing
Remember to Bring: Best table manners and a surf board.
Brazil has become synonymous with beach life. The population clings to the country’s 5,000 miles of coastline, but it is possible to find serenely remote places, such as Jericoacoara in the northern state of Ceará. Undiscovered by tourist hoards, Jericoacoara was declared an ‘Environmental Protection Area’ in 1984.
The Brazilian winter lasts from June to August. In summer, December to February, temperatures can reach as high as 40ºC, but in April it’s not too scorching.
– Join locals for a fish feast
The fishing community is poor but hospitable, and delicious dishes are prepared from the day’s catch.
– Go windsurfing
Jericoacoara is renowned as the greatest place for windsurfing in the Ceará state. Catch the African trade winds in your sail.
– Spectacular sunsets
The sand-dunes overlooking the beach are the prime vantage point for watching the sunset. You can also hire horses locally and gallop along the beach.
An encyclopaedic site on everything this remote paradise has to offer.
Everything you’d want to know about Brazil, with a great picture gallery too.
If you’re a windsurfing whizz this is the site for you.