From the lake, you can hop in the back of a 4WD truck that drives you through the sand to Jericoacoara (Jeri). It takes about 45 minutes of bumping, sliding and hitting your ass hard on a bench seat in the back of an old truck. It was fun.

This is another in-the-middle of nowhere, hard to get to, sandy tourist town that we love. But, this one has a lot of high-end stores and hotels.  We got there late afternoon and found a place to crash for the night. After the daily dose of acai, we headed to the giant sand dune at the end of town.

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The sunset here is the big event, and everyone in town climbs the dune and watches the show.  Since the Atlantic Ocean is directly north of us now, the sun seems to both rise and set over the water.

Bode must have run down that dune 25 times. It’s a lot steeper than it appears in these photos.  He talked Jason into running down twice, me only once. It was the climb up I didn’t want to do over again.

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When the sun went down, there was a capoeira performance on the beach. Lots of energy, music and song.  Bode’s been practicing his own version for weeks now. It’s definitely something we’d love to learn.

It was too dark for us to get a good video or photos, but here’s a sample of the awesomeness:

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2 thoughts on “Jericoacoara

  • May 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Jeri was Shauri and I’s favorite place on our short trip a while back. Isn’t the original town finally appearing out from under one of those large dunes? Bode – How would you stop a dune from engulfing a town?

  • May 16, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    wicked sunsets! Sure do miss the ocean.

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