Jericoacoara National Park

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Jericoacoara National Park is a national park of Brazil, located in the municipality of Jijoca de Jericoacoara, state of Ceará. On its seashore is located the famous beach of Jericoacoara.

About Jericoacoara[edit]

The word Jericoacoara comes from Tupi (an indigenous language) and means "house of turtles." It is a town and a beach of Ceará, as well as the name of the national park created in its surroundings. Jericoacoara is a location with favorable conditions for windsurfing and sandboarding. Jericoacoara is an environmental protection area since 1984, and National Park since 2002 to protect and preserve the natural beauty.


A fact of some historical significance is the report of Vicente Yanes Pizone (Captain of Nau Nina, the fleet of Christopher Columbus), which anchored in the bay of Jericoacoara in 1499.[1] But this was not official at the time as a result of the Treaty of Tordesillas, which was signed in the same year.


  1. ^ "Jericoacoara's Guide". Retrieved 2009-06-03. 

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Coordinates: 2°48′00″S 40°30′00″W / 2.800°S 40.500°W / -2.800; -40.500