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We travelled to one of Brazil's most picturesque beaches to learn how it went from a bohemian tucked-away gem to every traveller's dream destination
Words: Emily Georgieva
Photography: Jonathan Borba
15 November 2020
An idyll. This is the description that comes to mind when thinking of Jericoacoara. A stunning piece of paradise, the beach is out of this world. The tranquil atmosphere can easily make it seem as if you have just arrived at a private little, tucked-away island.
Once a bohemian hot spot, the beach was little-known of and rarely visited. Travellers heard about it from word of mouth and locals used to go there to get lost in the quiet embrace of Brazil's quiet places and away from the busyness of the city. Nowadays this is not so much the case.
Despite it being difficult to get to, the beach receives a lot of attention. It doesn't have paved tracks so getting there will require having good navigation skills that will leave you walking through the dunes, which surround the place. Once you get there, you won't regret your effort. The view is stunning and there is no way you will ever forget it.
Laying between the sea and beautiful national parks, Jericoacoara should be a must-stop if you are planning to explore the nature of Brazil. Imagine looking at the horizon, listening to the songs of exotic birds flying high in the sky and the sound of the waves crash on the shore monotonously. With the pastel colours of the sea as your view, the sun warming your skin and holding a drink in hand, you will feel at peace.
At night time, when the light of the moonshine slides over the lagoons and the surface of the sea, the beach undergoes a transformation. 'Jeri' as the locals often refer to it, is just as stunning in the night under the spell of the moon, as it is in the daytime when the light of the golden hour colours its dunes in warm shades.
Nomads can slow down and take a long walk along the beach before heading to dinner at one of the boutique restaurants that have one of the most exquisite views in the world. Enjoy a glass of wine accompanied with a dish reflecting the local cuisine and listen to the beat of the sea in the near distance. When the morning comes, wake up early to catch the sunrise and spend every possible minute connecting with the place.
Jericoacoara oozes tranquility. Known as one of the most picturesque places in the country, it will definitely leave you with a feeling of awe.