Pedra Furada, Jericoacoara

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#3 of 27 in Nature in State of Ceara
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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  • August 15, 2017
    Interesting rock formation. But be prepared for a long walk to reach the site. Worth going to the beach because the road is beautiful. Check out the time of low tide
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  • August 15, 2017
    The site is located 2 km from the Centre. Get ready to walk because even being 2 km walk is in the sand. But it pays to see a beautiful sunset is going to a lot of people together and also has a staff that makes the cart ride that tired less.
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  • August 15, 2017
    To get to Jeri, we were told to expect the monitor Lizard in front of the restaurant Dona Amélia the 16 hrs, because it would take the people hike the pedra furada. The ride has no cost and you can do at any time of the day. The stone is about 30 minutes walk from the village. Between 15/07 and 15/08, you can see the sun setting exactly in the hole of the stone. The only problem is the lack of personnel who will watch the sunset, because they are passing in front of td to take selfies. The sunset there is mt sensational and recommend the tds.
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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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