Why pick Jericoacoara as the destination?

Finding out about Jericoacoara was the spark that made us decide to do an adventure in Brazil.

Sunset dune at Jericoacoara

Sunset dune at Jericoacoara

Fantastic wind, good waves and a chilled atmosphere are the hallmarks of Jericoacoara. It´s in a national park, and buildings have to be low rise. Jeri is surrounded by a string of huge dunes, one of the largest of which people walk up each night to watch the sunset and see locals practicing Capoeira, the Brazillian dance / martial art.

But it´s the ideal water conditions that inspired Fabio Nobre to found Club Ventos here in the first place. It´s paradise for anyone into wind / water sports, and Club Ventos has racks and racks of the latest gear, helpful staff, good food and nice atmosphere.

Charlie taking some of Club Ventos´ windsurfing gear out for a spin

Charlie taking some of Club Ventos´ windsurfing gear out for a ride

Chop hop in the surf outside Club Ventos

Cheeky Chop hop in the surf outside Club Ventos

We were lucky enough to be staying in Serrote Breezes, which is a set of eight apartments in lush fruit gardens with swimming pool, rooftop terrace, and hammocks on each balcony, which we appreciated after our journey!

Our balcony in Serrote Breezes Apartments

Our balcony in Serrote Breezes Apartments, complete with kite buggies!

After three weeks of eating from roadside stalls and pousadas it was great to be able to buy and cook our own food in our apartment in Serrote Breezes, and we have been living off Açai smoothies, fruit and fresh fish for our whole time in Jericoacoara!

The open plan kitchen in Serrote Breezes

Whizzing up some Açai in the open plan kitchen in Serrote Breezes

Sunset over Serrote Breezes with a great view to the dunes beyond Jericoacoara

Sunset over Serrote Breezes with the view to the dunes beyond Jericoacoara

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Kite buggy taxi?!

Harry and his passenger preparing for departure...

Harry and his passenger preparing for departure...

As we prepared to depart from Baleia, aiming for the fishing village of Icaraizinho 40km away, our host Andreas suggested we take two of his Brazilian friends along for the ride.

Neither of us thought it was that safe. Charlie was very reluctant to take a passenger, citing various reasons including the fact that the terrain was reportedly tricky on the route, that he didn’t want his collection of after sun and moisturisers being squashed by someone sitting on his buggy bag, that we had no extra helmets, and that if he was going to take anyone on the back, it should be his girlfriend.

With these objections duly dismissed by Andreas we found ourselves with a Brazilian lady each sat on the back of our buggies – shrieking in our ears as we crashed through small streams and hurtled up and down dunes. With the strong wind we soon left the kitesurfers and VW dune buggy that had joined us for the downwinder far behind!

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