Day 1 in Jericoacoara

We left Ilha do Guajiru around noon and 2h later arrived in famous Jericoacoara. 

Jeri is known as a beach hippie mecca and the kind of idyllic place where many travelers end up deciding to stay for longer than they had originally planned. It is also a very popular spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Jericoacoara is full of sandy pathways. There are no paved roads and almost everything can be reached by foot. Until about 20 years ago, Jeri was just a fishing village with little contact with modern life. There were no roads, no electricity, no phones, no TV’s, no newspapers, and money was rarely used. Over the past years, tourism grew rapidly and the beach village became a popular destination. Electricity arrived in the village in 1998 and today almost every place has hot showers, air conditioning and wifi.

Paul was surprised about how much Jeri grew since the last time (2007) he was there. We checked out a couple of pousadas. Lots of them were fully booked so we ended up staying at the pousada Surfing Jeri. 

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For a coffee lover like me it was quite convenient to have the Cafe Latte Project right across the street.

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Our muscles were so sore that we decided to have a massage at Vila Kalango. The massage was good but they used looooooots of coconut oil. We were dripping. As we already felt like a coconut, we decided to make this experience complete by having a coconut;-)

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We went back to the room, rinsed off the coconut oil and went out for dinner. We chose the beach front restaurant of the Mosquito Blue Hotel. Dinner was ok but not spectacular. I think tomorrow we will follow one of Francesco’s recommendations.

 

 

We left Ilha do Guajiru around noon and 2h later arrived in famous Jericoacoara. 

Jeri is known as a beach hippie mecca and the kind of idyllic place where many travelers end up deciding to stay for longer than they had originally planned. It is also a very popular spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Jericoacoara is full of sandy pathways. There are no paved roads and almost everything can be reached by foot. Until about 20 years ago, Jeri was just a fishing village with little contact with modern life. There were no roads, no electricity, no phones, no TV’s, no newspapers, and money was rarely used. Over the past years, tourism grew rapidly and the beach village became a popular destination. Electricity arrived in the village in 1998 and today almost every place has hot showers, air conditioning and wifi.

Paul was surprised about how much Jeri grew since the last time (2007) he was there. We checked out a couple of pousadas. Lots of them were fully booked so we ended up staying at the pousada Surfing Jeri. 

IMG_1680 IMG_1681 IMG_1660 IMG_1661IMG_1682

For a coffee lover like me it was quite convenient to have the Cafe Latte Project right across the street.

IMG_1651

Our muscles were so sore that we decided to have a massage at Vila Kalango. The massage was good but they used looooooots of coconut oil. We were dripping. As we already felt like a coconut, we decided to make this experience complete by having a coconut;-)

IMG_6311

We went back to the room, rinsed off the coconut oil and went out for dinner. We chose the beach front restaurant of the Mosquito Blue Hotel. Dinner was ok but not spectacular. I think tomorrow we will follow one of Francesco’s recommendations.

 

 

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