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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Pedra Furada and many more Jericoacoara attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Jericoacoara itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful place! I climbed down the mountain to get to the beach below (this route is infeasible to people with limitations and children, for being rather steep), but has access to the beach when it's dry. Well worth getting to know.
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  • I visited the stone pierced when I went to Jericoacoara in 1 day. The arrival is a little hard to have a walk of 1, 1 km, but the impression is that the distance is much longer than that. Worth the visit! The site has photographers that make beautiful photos!!! There are frames for sale with photos taken by photographers, who stays in Jericoacoara is an option, because the picture is delivered to the hotel the next day.
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  • Long walk. Very windy, so bring sunglasses and minimum of luggage as possible. I suggest, for women, hold the hair and hat with elastic. I suggest taking only water and the cell or machine to shoot.
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Where to stay in Jericoacoara

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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