Pedra Furada, Jericoacoara

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The Arched Rock, Pedra Furada has become a symbol of Jericoacoara and is a collection of rock shelters used for thousands of years by human populations. The rock formations provide evidence that people may have entered this hemisphere 21,000–40,000 years ago, as opposed to previous beliefs that stated humans from the New World arrived no longer than 15,000 years ago. Controversy surrounding whether the formation was formed naturally by ecological methods or by man-made early settlers is something that you can determine for yourself when you visit.

Walking east from town along the shore you'll first pass Malhada Beach, which is a smaller beach popular with surfers. At low tide, most of the beach is walkable, otherwise take the higher path along Serrote hill. The walk takes about 2 hours in total. If you're traveling with children, consider renting a dune buggy, then you'll have to walk about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) along the beach at low tide. If you prefer, you can hire a guide service with knowledge of high and low tides to bring you safely to the rock. Arrange your visit to Pedra Furada and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jericoacoara using our Jericoacoara tour planner.
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As part of a national park, building restrictions in Jericoacoara keep all new constructions within strict guidelines. As a result, the pousadas (guesthouses) here are squat and rustic, in keeping with the remote, paradisal charm of the place. Despite its isolation and small permanent population, Jericoacoara's tourism infrastructure has grown markedly in recent years, adding lots of pousadas to the main village. Ranging from luxury options with pools and other amenities, to simple rooms in humble abodes, you'll find accommodations to suit various budgets and tastes. Book in advance, especially for peak season (December to February).
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  • A beautiful structure. But honestly it's only a interesting shaped rock by the sea. You can arrive by a horse pulled cart or you can hike there. Do NOT take the beach way around unless you up for a re...  more »
  • Easier to get to with an excursion. The guide will advise you not to take the walk to Pedra Furada if your physical condition is less than good, and you should take it. The fluffy sand makes it challe...  more »
  • If you’re in Jeri, you have to go see this, but time your visit to the low tide so you have time to get a good photo. You will have to wait because it’s full of tourists who aren’t always the most con...  more »