About this listing
Jericoacoara is a virgin beach hidden behind the dunes of the west coast of Jijoca de Jericoacoara, Ceará, Brazil. Selected by the The Washington Post as one of the Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, nicknamed Jeri, consists of blue lagoons, calm seas and huge dunes.
The name "Jericoaquara" comes from the tupi language and means "lair of the turtles" (îurukûá means "sea turtle", kûara means "lair, hole").
In 1984, the area around Jericoacoara was declared an Environmental Protection Area. It became a national park in 2002. As a result, many restrictions for building and tourism were introduced to help preserve the area. The distance to bigger cities and limited road access also helped keeping the beach and the village isolated. Fairly recently, Jeri was just a fishing village with little contact with modern life. Electricity was generated by diesel engines and street lights was provided only by the moon and the stars. After the Washington Post selection was published, tourism grew rapidly and the beach village became a popular destination. Electricity arrived in the village in 1998 and today a hot shower and air conditioning are no longer luxuries. However, since the illumination of the streets is forbidden by local law, street lights are still provided by the moon and the stars.
Getting to Jeri can still be challenging. The road from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara presents beaches and rustic villages. The last 45 minutes of the journey takes place off-road, "on-sand", among dunes and along a beach.
The village has streets covered in sand from the dunes by the sea. Jericoacoara is a popular spot for windsurfing and sailing.
Jericoacoara is one of several places in Brazil from where you can see the sun sink into the ocean. This show is often viewed by many, both visitors and locals, from the tall "Sunset dune" just next to the village.
We had a wonderful stay in Jericoacoara and Lydies place is fantastic! Great and simple style. Perfect service from house cleaning and La Villa. Lydie is very responsive and communication is easy and fast. We will for sure come back another time.
We (3 friends in the 40ies and 50ies) have stayed at Lydies House for two weeks and had a great time. Lydie was very helpful in org transport for us and she also asked us during our stay whether everything is ok. Jasmina from La Villa just next door was very helpful re what we get where and where to go for dinner. The house was cleaned daily and we were very satisfied.
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We stayed for almost two weeks in Lydie's house and we were very happy! I was with my boyfriend, two friends and a baby, Lydie was very helpful to find a crib for the baby.
The house is very simple but beautiful, there is everything you need to feel at home.
It is super easy to communicate with Lydie, even though she is not in Jeri, she manages to solve the problems (internet not working for example, it lasted less than a day!).
Jeri is a small town, the house is located three blocks away from the main street and three minutes away from the beach.
The cleaning is done every day so you really feel on holiday. You don't have to worry about all the sand you bring back in the house.
I'll definitely go back to Lydie's house when I go back to Jeri.
A Lydie nos deu muitas dicas interessantes sobre Jeri e gostamos muito da experiência! A localização da casa ainda é boa apesar de não ser no centro da cidade. A pousada ao lado também ajuda bastante na logística necessária e a casa tem tudo necessário para uma boa noite.
Die letzte Woche unserer Brasilien-Reise haben wir zu viert in Lydie's Haus in Jeri verbracht und waren begeistert von diesem sehr schönen und gemütlichen Strandhäuschen. Für zwei Paare ist das Haus super ausgestattet, sehr schöne Einrichtung, man findet alles was man braucht! Ausserdem liegt das Haus etwas abseits vom Bar und Restaurant-Rummel und nur 5 min vom Strand und von der Düne entfernt! Das Personal der Pousada La Villa war sehr nett und jederzeit hilfsbereit. Danke auch Rosa für den täglichen Putzdienst! Wir würden das Haus jederzeit wieder mieten und ohne Zögern weiterempfehlen!
A chegada ao local da casa foi fácil pois utilizamos como reterência o nome da pousada vizinha La Villa que o motorista já conhecia.
Nesta mesma pousada ficaram as chaves da casa e fomos recebidos por Yasmine, amiga de Lydie que nos recebeu maravilhosamente bem inclusive dando dicas de restaurantes e festas para o (website hidden) casa havia tudo o que precisávamos: toalhas, roupa de cama, geladeira, filtro de agua (galão), redes. O bairro é bem tranquilo, na distância certa do centro (cerca de 5-8 min a pé) longe da agitação e música, permitindo um sono bom, também é perto da praia muito próximo da duna por-do-sol (cerca de 15min a pé até o topo).
São dois quartos com ventilador de teto e cama de casal. O dos fundos tem a vantagem do banheiro embutido no quarto (digo embutido pois não há paredes) e o de frente tem a vantagem da vista para a praia e a duna. O quarto dos fundos não é tão fresco quanto o da frente e por isso colocamos um ventilador pequeno para reforçar (já estava disponível na casa). Há outro quarto no andar de baixo com uma cama de solteiro e o segundo banheiro atrás dele.
Todos os dias pela manhã ia uma pessoa para fazer a limpeza e trocar a roupa de cama/banho.
Fomos em 2 casais e o período de estadia foi mais do que agradável. Recomendamos e voltaríamos com certeza.
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About the Host, Lydie
Hi, i'm Lydie and I've been travelling in Brazil and enjoying this amazing country for a long time now through a lot of stays and chilling over the place.
I have a house in Jericoacoara, in the state of Ceara, Nordeste of Brazil, where i welcome friends and travellers for 4 years.
Jeri is a well known little paradise : amazing nature, dunas, sunsets, kitesurf, windsurf, capoeira, parties... everyone can enjoy his own way.
I know Jeri very well, as i once lived 1 year there, and have a lot of tips to share to make the most of this paradise.
I'm currently living in Paris, working as a free lance in the music business.