Jericoacoara National Park
|Jericoacoara National Park|
|Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara|
Lake between the dunes in Jericoacoara
|Administrator||Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMbio)|
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. But this was not official at the time as a result of the Treaty of Tordesillas, which was signed in the same year.
- (English) Jericoacoara Park
- (English) Jericuacuara.com - The Complete Guide to Jericoacoara
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