Pedra Furada

You don’t go to Pedra Furada for the beach itself, you go for the rock. Carved out by the ocean over millennia, the giant rock — streaked with red and yellow sediment — has a natural archway formation so large you can walk beneath it. The pebbly beach will massage your tired feet after the hike here — the other rocks nearby forming wonderful little pools to sink into and relax as the tide pulls out. If you get there early enough, low tide will also allow you to get up close to pools and corals of different colored fish.

Getting there

Pinto Martins – Fortaleza International Airport is the nearby international airport to Pedra Furada. And Jericoacoara airport is the regional airport which is closest to Pedra Furada. Jericoacoara’s airport (JJD), some 30 km southeast of town outside the boundaries of the national park, now receives direct flights from São Paulo and Recife. The JJD airport is only about 45 minutes from village of Jeri. Azul and Gol have nonstops flights there from Recife (REC), Campinas (VCP), and São Paulo (GRU) airports, with connections from many other points in the country not daily though. If you are coming from Fortaleza, then you have couple of options by plane, by car or by bus. You can arrive at Pinto Martins Airport via these airlines Gol, TAM, blue and Avianca, TAP. After arriving at the airport you must choose if you want to reach Jericoacoara by bus or by car. Jericoacoara by road transport is approx 300 km and will take you around 5 hours to reach to the beach.