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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  • Only for old people and too dangerous to have too many people who do physical activities and do the walk and can get sick
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  • Prepare the walk is long. and the back is even more tiresome! Take water!!!!! The place is worth every effort, is simply charming who will by then know all the beauty that the place recently ... I loved it! One tip, go early If you're in a large group it is worth hiring private and go early because I passed the sun scorches and after lota! We came to the 8 A.M. and only had my family there ...
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  • Symbol of Jeri, very interesting natural monument, a stone with a hole in the Middle, for the first time is required to meet. Who was not in the pedra furada has known Jericoacoara.
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