On Brazil’s northeast coast, the national park of Jericoacoara, or ‘Jeri’ for short, is a small treasure of palm trees, sand dunes and warm lagoons. The secret of this quiet paradise could not be kept for long as visitors from around the world learnt of its magnificence.
Jeri is now a popular destination for its hotels, restaurants, and nightlife. It has maintained its original allure while remaining one of the safest places to visit in Brazil. With the assurance of plenty of sights to explore and fun to be had, the only thing you need to consider is where to stay.
Almost every accommodation in Jericoacoara has great reviews making it difficult to choose the best from a fantastic bunch. From affordable hostels to 5 star resorts, here’s our top 7 hotels in Jericoacoara.
The beautiful beachfront Pousada Jeribá Hotel is hard to beat as one of the most comfortable and relaxing places stay in Jericoacoara. The stunningly designed interior feels modern yet homely with warm touches such as the exposed brick walls and wood flooring. Many of the rooms and the open terrace lend themselves to the view of the tranquil ocean and the Por do Sol Dune beyond. The restaurant and bar offer delicious local meals and an abundance of drink choices while afternoon tea is included each day. Every morning you can enjoy a great selection from the breakfast buffet before heading down to the beach just a few steps below. When not on the beach you can also relax on the terrace hammocks or meditate in the private garden.
Along with the exceptional location and tranquil atmosphere, guests will enjoy the choice of two pools, free WiFi in public areas, on-site laundry services and free parking. Pousada Jeribá is a great 5 star option for those who want a private and peaceful location that feels like a luxury home rather than a high-end hotel.
Address: Rua do Ibama, S/N, Jericoacoara, CEP 62598-000, Brazil
Best for: Couples, families, water sports, swimming pools.
Rating: 9.5/10 Exceptional
Enjoy Jeri Praia
If you prefer the privacy of your own apartment during the times of Covid 19, Enjoy Jeri Praia is a one of the best picks for self-catering apartments in Jericoacoara. The properties sit just 50 yards the from the main Jericoacoara beach and 20 yards from the town center. In the apartment you can expect a fully equipped kitchen, shower, free WiFi, flat-screen TV, and sun deck. While you can relax in the privacy of your own space, the apartment complex offers many communal amenities. These include a swimming pool, spa with hot tub, games room, and restaurant. Additional activities can also be arranged for an extra cost such as fishing, surfing, and horseback riding.
These beachfront apartments are a great option for couples who want a more private place to stay, and families. Groups with children will be well catered to due to the amount of activities to do in the area, the specially catered family rooms and reasonably affordable prices. Everything you need is within close proximity to the apartments making them a comfortable and convenient choice for many travelers.
Address: Avenida Beira mar, S/N, Jericoacoara, CEP 62598-000, Brazil
Best for: Families, couples, private apartment, surfing.
Rating: 9.2/10 Wonderful
Surrounded by luscious palms and a stones throw away from Jericoacoara beach, Araxá Pousada is a popular 5 star hotel for those wanting a little slice of nature to escape to. Booking a first floor suite comes with a private panoramic terrace. From here you can enjoy sitting among the canopy of green, listening to the sea, and looking out towards the beautiful view of the sand dunes. Some terraces also include a hot tub and hammock. If that doesn’t sound relaxing enough for you, the hotel provides massage services. For those wanting a little more activity, you can book kite and wind surfing lessons at the main reception.
After a long day in the ocean you will work up quite an appetite. Araxá Pousada provides Italian food at their own restaurant and is close to many other places to eat in the nearby town center. If relaxing by the pool, you can pick from a selection of snacks and drinks from the comfort of your sun lounger. You are assured a luxury experience as a guest at Araxá Pousada. Depending on the time of year, rooms start at around $150 a night. The price is reasonable for the quality of the hotel and its services. Araxá Pousada really looks after its guests, and the friendly staff will ensure your every need is catered for.
Address: Rua das Dunas s/n , Jericoacoara, CEP 62598-973, Brazil
Best for: Solo travelers, couples, water sports
Rating: 8.7/10 Excellent
The Chili Beach Private Resort
You can expect a premium quality and quiet stay at the five star Chili Beach Private Resort. The resort has a small selection of rooms available meaning communal areas such as the pool and restaurant never become crowded. Two-room bungalows are available which are a great option for larger groups and families. This modern resort is right next to the beach and has rooms with a private garden and/or balcony. The resort is in the perfect location with both the beach and Jericoacoara’s town center being a minute away.
There are many fine touches that make the Chili Beach Resort one of the best places to stay in Jericoacoara. A fantastic restaurant, a pool bar, numerous lounges, and outdoor baths on some of the rooms terraces make up a few of the premium amenities. Other great factors include a spa, fitness center, and free WiFi throughout. With the small amount of rooms often getting booked up fast, you should aim to book your dates in advance. You should also expect to be set back by several hundred dollars per night as a guest in this top quality resort.
Address: Rua da Matriz, 250, Jericoacoara, CEP 62598-973, Brazil
Best for: Families, groups, couples
Rating: 9.0/10 Wonderful
Hostel Jeri Central
Even the hostels in Jericoacoara provide a good quality stay. Hostel Jeri Central is a great place to meet people. The hostel offers themed meal nights and activities such as free walking tours. This is also a good choice if you are looking to enjoy the local nightlife. Start your evening at the hostel bar before stepping straight out into the center of town. The next day you can have a lazy morning eating a delicious breakfast at the hostel and lounging by the pool before taking the short walk to the beach. A communal swimming pool, barbecue, games room and hammock lounge are nice touches to this fun property. Each dormitory room is clean and comes with a private bathroom while free WiFi is available throughout the building.
Hostel Jeri Central is a highly affordable accommodation with rooms starting at around $13 a night for a bed in a dormitory room. You can also choose to book your stay with a free money back guarantee. Conveniences include lockers, luggage storage, and a tour desk for booking water sport activities. Hostel Jeri Central is a great overall option for guests on a budget and shows that you can get a lot for very little money when choosing a place to stay in Jericoacoara.
Address: Rua São Francisco, 222, Jericoacoara, CEP 62598-970, Brazil
Best for: Solo travelers, nightlife, budget-friendly
Rating: 9.3 Wonderful
A unique experience awaits at Vila Kalango, where you will enjoy your stay in wooden beach huts that are positioned on eucalyptus wood stilts. Vila Kalango combines 5 star luxury with charming authenticity. Each hut has a solar powered hot shower and no TV, making it a nice retreat to get away from usual distractions. You can still rely on free WiFi throughout the villa so you wont be too removed from normal life. The huts are comfortable and provide great views from their private balconies. The resort is especially favored by solo travelers who enjoy the peace and privacy available here.
Vila Kalango’s location is hard to beat as it sits between the beautiful sights of Jericoacoara Beach and the Sunset Dune. While the beach sits right on your doorstep, there is also much to do within the villa. Cool off in the lagoon pool, take a treatment at the spa, and enjoy a fresh and authentic Brazilian meal from the restaurant. This is a pricier option in Jericoacoara for those wanting to try something a little different. The relaxing atmosphere, fantastic location, and superb service will make this a special getaway unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
Address: Rua das Dunas,30, Jericoacoara, CEP 62598-000, Brazil
Best for: Solo travelers, couples, swimming pool
Rating: 9.5/10 Exceptional
The heavenly Essenza Hotel is a strikingly beautiful place to stay in Jericoacoara. The hotel sits right on the beach while its infinity pool feels like its stretching out into the sea beyond. From each room you will also get a view to the sea as well as direct access to the pool. Rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV’s, air-conditioning, and modern en-suite bathrooms. The food options are also a treat. The restaurant offers local and international cuisines as well as delicious breakfasts. Drinks are not in short supply either as you can enjoy cocktails by the pool. The hotel offers the benefits supplied by most luxury hotels in Jericoacoara including spa treatments, a fitness center, and free WiFi.
Essenza Hotel is a great base to explore the sights of Jericoacoara as it is close to the town center and the Por do Sol Dune. You may not want to stray far though. The beachfront location and great amenities mean you have everything you need right at the hotel. As a popular hotel in the best part of Jericoacoara, be prepared for prices ranging into several hundred dollars per night.
Address: Beira Mar, s/n, Jericoacoara, CEP 62598-000, Brazil
Best for: Couples, solo travelers, swimming pool
Rating: 8.9/10 Excellent
Where to stay in Jericoacoara for couples?
Many of the places to stay in Jericoacoara are particularly favored by couples. Pousada Jeribá, Essenza Hotel, and Vila Kalango are just some of the best hotels in Jericoacoara for those traveling as a pair. Many of the hotels fine restaurants, beautiful views of the ocean and relaxing couples spa treatments are a welcome addition to any romantic holiday. The quiet and relaxing atmosphere that you will find in this little fishing village is the perfect getaway.
Where to stay in Jericoacoara for families?
Jericoacoara is a great place for families to visit. Many accommodations offer family rooms and there are numerous child-friendly activities in the area. Many hotels in Jericoacoara offer private rooms/properties for larger groups and families. The Chili Beach Private Resort is a great high-end option as you can book a bungalow for the whole family and children of all ages are welcome. A more affordable option is Enjoy Jeri Praia, which offers small self-catering apartments and lots of child-friendly activities. If you travel from the airport to Jericoacoara with a large family, it can be most convenient to get the airport shuttle. The shuttle takes you to most accommodations in Jericoacoara with ease and can be arranged when you book your hotel.
Where to stay in Jericoacoara for solo travelers?
During your trip to Jericoacoara a hostel or self-catering apartment may be the best options for solo travelers and are great for those on a budget. Guests who prefer their privacy can enjoy their own space in a self-catering apartment like Enjoy Jeri Praia. If you want to meet people, a hostel such as Hostel Jeri Central is the best option for you. For more luxury, solo travelers love the tranquility offered by hotels like Araxá Pousada Hotel and Vila Kalango. Most places to stay in Jericoacoara offer great services, are comfortable, and are close to all the relevant places you will want to see when traveling solo.