Photo of the Week: Beached, Jericoacoara, Brazil

  • Wallace Faria (Photo and Text)
  • 11 March 2012

Jericoacoara is old fishing village located in the northeast of Brazil, more precisely in the state of Ceará, west of its capital city of Fortaleza. The village appeared to the world in 1994, after the Washington Post newspaper chose the beach as one of the 10 most beautiful in the world.

Photo of the Week (11 March 2012) - Beached, Jericoacoara, Brazil

Because of this, Jericoacoara became a famous tourist destination for international travellers. People from all over the world come to enjoy one of the most tranquil and beautiful places on the Brazilian coast, not to mention the long list of outdoor activities. Jericoacoara actually first became famous amongst foreign tourists, but today is also well known to Brazilians.

Not a long time ago, there wasn’t any electricity in the village. It wasn’t until 1998 that underground power cables were added, but only for the houses. There still aren’t any lampposts on the sand streets of Jericoacoara (yes, the streets are ‘made’ of sand where you can walk barefoot) just to keep the small village atmosphere and promote the moonlight.

This photo was taken in January of 2006. Jericoacoara was the final destination of a hitchhiking trip I took in Brazil that lasted two months. It wasn’t easy to get there, crossing miles and miles of giant sand dunes, but it was definitely worth it!

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