We love Jericoacoara! Jeri is awesome, it's as simple as that. The wind here is without a doubt some of the most reliable in the world, especially the last half of the year, when the wind continuously blows like crazy.
As well as being an incredible windsurf destination, the old fishing village vibe remains throughout the lively yet non built up village, home to a wicked nightlife, and still a place where you can feel miles away.
Off the water are an array of activities, designed to provide something for every member of the family, so there's no need to worry about feeling guilty for windsurfing all day every day.
So if your looking for a destination to provide non-stop sailing, culture, and extra activities, Jericoacoara is perfect for you!
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The air temperature in Jericoacoara hovers around 30-36 degrees (85-95F) all year round, combined with 30 degrees (85F) water, be sure to leave your wetsuit at home!
February until June is the 'rainy season' where there is the highest possibility of showers, and often cloud will come across which may last the day.
Jeri's coastline runs EW, therefore in perfect line with the equator. Thus allowing the unobstructed trade winds all the way from Africa to hit with full force. It arrives in June and stays until January/February. The vast majority of theses days (90%), offer 4.2 - 4.7 sailing conditions, and 3.5 or less for the ladies.
'The Point' is the main windsurfing area, and the most popular. The glassy flat waters make it a freestylers heaven, and a great place for beginners and intermediates to pregress, and work their way up to Malhada. A spot located further up wind from The Point, ideal for more advanced windsurfers. Here you will find clean 'starboard' jumping ramps, absolutely perfect for those inversion junkies.
Jericoacoara has a wide range of off the water activities, such as Buggy Tours to fresh water lagoons (Paraiso, Azul, Tatajuba). Or Sunset Sandboarding, on sunset dune, where at the bottom you can take lessons in the traditional Capoeira dance.
Start by sitting on top of 'Sunset Dune', slightly west of the village. After watching the spectacular sunset, go see the 'Capoeiristas' practicing their unique art of capoeira, a martial art dating back to the days of the slave trade, when slaves disguised martial arts within their 'so called' dance.
For a such a little village Jeri parties hard! As soon as the sun has gone down the lively night life starts rolling with bars playing live music, including 'Forro', traditional up beat dance music from the northeast region. Once enough Caiprihinas have been consumed the dancing tends to spill out onto the streets and beaches.
Jericoacoara is definitely suited best for adults, and families with teenagers. The conditions don't allow tuition for young kids as the wind is too strong, and there aren't any kids specific activities in the area.
Supplements payable on holidays and Christmas.