Jericoacoara seen by Jean-Paul Delfino
Far from the traditional touristic sites of Brazil, the name Jericoacoara does not generally ring a bell for people who are willing to get a better knowledge of the Pais Tropical. Except for a few enthusiasts, most of the time in fact, only surfers are the ones who start dreaming only at the sound of that single name. For Jericoacoara is for them, before anything else, one of the most mythical surfing spots in the world. All along the beach, extending as far as the eye can see, three hundred kilometres west of Fortaleza, the waves form real walls of crystalline water that keep shaping the landscape, beating the shore again and again, carrying those modern Icaruses towards the sun.
Apart from its white sands, one also finds in Jericoacoara all the reasons that have led the Huffington Post newspaper to classify this site in 2014 as being that which offers one of the four most beautiful beaches in the world. Enhancing the softness of the dunes, rocky spurs jut out rhythmically and, from time to time a stretch of dark green vegetation separates the deep blue of the ocean from the sand. When the tide is low, traditional fishing boats called jangadas, rest on their flanks while, in the distance, mirrors of salty water reflect a generous sunlight.
In the middle of the 20000 acres Jericoacoara national park, from Jijoca, Jericoacoara, Cruz, to Camocim, one can choose different routes and walk towards natural marvels such as Pedra Furada, Serrote or the Alvore de Preguiça. Yet, although the stately rock formations are impressive, the most beautiful scenery to discover remains the simplest one. All you have to do is sit down, preferably on the slope of one of the dunes, and look right in front of you. At the time when twilight sends daylight away and prepares for night time to appear on stage, the surrounding lagunas play the seductresses. The sun, disappearing behind the horizon, tints them with different hues ranging from bright red to orange, from yellow to green and, again and again, with the deep indigo shade of the ocean.
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Other texts by Jean-Paul Delfino are available here: Travel Diaries - Jean-Paul Delfino
Jean-Paul Delfino is a French writer and screenwriter so passionate about Brazil that he has taken on the writing of a major novel fresco entitled "Suite brésilienne" which covers three centuries of great Brazilian history.
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