Pedra Furada, Jericoacoara

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Geologic Formation
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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  • A beautiful scenery. But very complicated to get. I advise you go to a beach buggy and get going. Because there is a path through the Park is far away and need to go down and then up a hill high.
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  • Too fancy. Very cool place. It's just hard to get due to the distance and the amount of stones in the middle of the road. But how about the international image of Jericoacoara becomes mandatory a pilgrimage to the site.
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  • Visit this stone if you have only a little mood for hiking, because we have to walk a little and go through regions of stone paths and also down hills of sand. I wasn't in the best time of year, but they say that in July you can see the sunset through the rift (hole) of the stone. I couldn't see because I was in April ... but it's a nice place to visit
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