Jericoacoara is a magical place with infinite dunes and beautiful lagoons but to get to this unique place you’ll have to take a small journey. But since this little sandy town has attracted more and more tourists in the last decade, it evolved and so is the way to get there, so not to worry.
For the complete guide to Jericoacoara click here.
How to get to Jericoacoara?
Jericoacoara is located in the southeast of Brazil and the nearest is in Fortaleza.
Get to Jericoacoara by Plane:
Take a flight from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara for 50-200$.
Get to Jericoacoara by car:
From Fortaleza airport, you can take a transfer with a 4X4 jeep
Getting to Jericoacoara with a 4X4 vehicle is a great way if flight prices have gone up.
The price of the ride is about 550 R$ for the whole car but usually, you will pay per person between 150-175R$. The ride takes about 4-5 hours.
One way to make your ride cheaper is to share it with others. In this group Car Share Jericoacoara, you will find people to share the ride with. Also, you can just write a post with your time of arrival and the number of people.
There are many agencies that ill offer to take in case they have more passengers around the same time. You can also contact them directly- just search “Jeri Transfer” on Facebook and get to many pages of agencies.
Note that the communication with the drivers is mostly on WhatsApp and I would recommend saving their number so you can go with them to the lagoons and for the ride back to Fortaleza.
MWturJeri: +55 88 9708-9447
The long yet cheap option: a bus and a track
Another way of getting to Jericoacoara is taking a bus to Jijoca, which is the nearest town with paved roads, and from there taking a track of a sort.
The first part of your trip the bus will take 7-8 hours and cost 8 R$. The bus is relatively comfortable compared with buses in Brazil and there’s a stop for lunch. The disadvantage is that the bus only leaves 4 times a day.
The second part of the ride takes about an hour and your bus ticket includes this ride. You will leave in some sort of truck with the suitcases on its roof. The ride in this vehicle is not comfortable, to say the least. The chairs are not padded and I had to get a massage after this journey.
You can check the hours of the bus here.
My recommendation: take a flight or a shuttle.
Can you get to Jericoacoara in a private vehicle?
It’s not recommended at all to get there with a private vehicle (even if it’s a 4C4 car)! Many drivers get stuck and the road is not marked so you can easily get lost in the dunes. Also, you can only park outside of the village since no private cars are allowed in Jericoacoara.