Jericoacoara, Kitesurfing & My Own Private Beach Bungalow

Known for its giant rolling sand dunes and stellar kitesurfing conditions, Jericoacoara or “Jeri” as it’s known, is the coolest little beach town in Northeastern Brazil.

It is a seven-hour journey from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara via public transportation (five hours in a private car), but as I mention in the video, that distance is par for the course when traveling anywhere here in Brazil.

No matter the distance, I knew I made the right decision as soon as the sun shined on my first morning on Prea Beach.

I woke up with the cool ocean breeze blowing through the open beach bungalow while waves crashing outside served as the soundtrack.

My friends over at Rancho do Peixe set me up with my own private oasis for a few nights on Preá Beach, just down from Jericoacoara, and I cherished every minute of it.

Rancho do Peixe - Prea Beach - Brazil

After a delicious breakfast, I decided to try my hand at Kite Surfing for the first time.

Because of such great wind conditions in the area, this is home to some of the most popular kitesurfing coastline in Brazil.

I fell in love with the give and take between the kite and it’s director, proving that leverage and positioning trumped strength and force.

I spent hours trying to harness the kitesurfing techniques and even spent time in the water gliding across the surface on my stomach as my instructor coached me from shore via walkie-talkie.

Kitesurfing Lessons in Jericoacoara Brazil

We wrapped it up just in time for me to get hooked on a new sport and then I caught a ride down the beach and across the sand dunes for an afternoon in Jericoacoara.

Jeri was peaceful and quiet, with a great hippie vibe to go along with the sandy streets.

There were small restaurants and tour shops everywhere, but it didn’t seem overwhelmingly touristy thanks to the visible local population.

While most visitors spend their days exploring the beautiful Jericoacoara National Park that surrounds town, everybody seems to migrate back in time to climb the giant sand dune at the edge of town to have some drinks and watch the amazing sunset over the Atlantic.

Jericoacoara Brazil

Night time in Jericoacoara brings in added layer of relaxation after long days in the sun.

With live music echoing through the streets and dim lighting provided by street vendor stalls and restaurant candles, it’s a wonderfully chill atmosphere to be a part of.

So much so that I didn’t nothing at all on my second day in town. : )

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My name is Gareth Leonard, a Marketing Director turned World Traveler with a passion for slow, meaningful travel. I have been traveling the world full-time for the past 9+ years and document it all on Instagram and YouTube. Come join me!

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