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Jijoca (also spelled Gijoca) is a village in northwestern Ceara. Its full name being Jicoca de Jericoacoara, this is mostly a brief stop where travellers heading to Jericoacoara change from conventional transport to 4x4 or similar to cross the dunes. Jijoca however is a destination of its own, increasingly popular with kitesurfers on its lakes.

Get in[edit]

By Road[edit]

Most people arrive by charters from Fortaleza, but there is also regular buses by Rendenção [1] [dead link]. Other links include Sobral and Camocim. Pick up trucks leave for Jericoacoara, mostly during daylight hours, as soon as they have 4 passengers or more, -a bumpy 40 min ride at R$ 5. Scheduled trucks three times daily take a somewhat longer route via Preá, the latest leaving at midnight.

By Air[edit]

A 2500 metres runway is scheduled for completion mid 2010. The tourist industry is hoping for direct flights to Europe.

Get around[edit]

All walkable.



The nearby lake is popular with windsurfers, and also good for swimming.



  • Zé Edson (Just off the main avenue). Decent pizzas and burgers, day and night Large pizza R$ 14.



A number of small inns.


  • Banco do Brasil has the only ATM around, which you might come all the way from Jericoacoara to use, 6am-5pm. It accepts international cards.

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