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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  • Despite being a very frequented by tourists, not seen very attractive walking almost 2 km. Not recommend.
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  • Postcard from jeri, beautiful scenery! The burgues all they ate one piece and the rest have to walk! More worth the walk!
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  • I made the Trek in group with a guide of the Fretcar (bus company that did the path of Fortaleza-Jericoacoara), I advise you go in a group or with someone who knows the way and time of tides. The road is long and in one part has a descidão a bit difficult for those who have difficulty balancing and walking in the sand. The view is very beautiful, a very different geography and the wonderful sunsets. An organization necessary for everyone to see the sunset through the hole of the stone takes a little of the natural charm, because in a limited space several people gather to try to get the best picture and if some distracted pass ahead for yelling "get out of there" and boos with a little humor. Official lovers sunset would be ideal to go twice, once as a tourist in the demarcated line and see what everyone saw and a second time more comfortable to really feel the sunset in its essence by repairing the small details that are outside of a demarcated line.
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