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To reach Jericoacoara from Fortaleza, there are a few transportation options:​

By Direct Transfer:

  1. 4x4 Transfer:

    • Service: Many travel agencies offer 4x4 transfer services directly from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara.

    • Duration: Approximately 4-5 hours.

    • Advantages: Direct, comfortable, and avoids the need to switch vehicles.

  2. Shared Shuttle:

    • Service: Shared shuttle services are available, which can be a more economical option.

    • Duration: Around 5-6 hours.

    • Booking: These can be booked through various tour operators or online travel platforms.

By Bus and 4x4:

  1. Bus to Jijoca de Jericoacoara and Prea:

    • Service: Buses operated by companies like Fretcar leave from Fortaleza's main bus terminal.

    • Duration: The bus ride to Jijoca de Jericoacoara takes around 5-6 hours.

    • Frequency: Multiple departures per day.

    • Preá Paradise: Love kitesurfing? Consider going to Praia do Preá. Take the bus to Preá (check bus company routes) and enjoy the laid-back beach vibes before arranging a local transfer to Jeri (taxi, buggy, etc.).  The journey from Prea to Jericoacoara takes about 30-40 minutes​.

  2. Transfer from Jijoca to Jericoacoara and Prea:

    • Service: Upon arrival, you will need to switch to a 4x4 vehicle to navigate the sandy roads to Jericoacoara.

    • Options: Options include hiring a private 4x4 taxi, taking a shared 4x4 shuttle, or using a "jardineira" (a modified 4x4 truck).

    • Duration: The journey from takes about 30-40 minutes​ from either Prea or Jijoca.​

      • Consider luggage space when choosing your 4x4 transfer option in Jijoca.

      • If comfort is a priority, a private taxi or shared shuttle might be better than a jardineira.

By Air:

  1. Flight to Jericoacoara Airport (JJD):

    • Service: Some airlines operate flights from major cities in Brazil (e.g., São Paulo) to Jericoacoara Airport.

    • Transfer: From Jericoacoara Airport, you can take a 4x4 transfer to the village, passing by Prea, which takes around an hour. 

    • Note: There are direct flights from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara Airport.

Tips for the Journey:​

  • Book in Advance: Especially during high season, it's recommended to book transportation in advance to ensure availability.

  • Travel Insurance: Consider purchasing travel insurance for added security and peace of mind

  • You can choose from several transportation options. For direct 4x4 transfers, you can contact Jeri Off Road Transfers at +55 88 99977-1112. For shared shuttles, Fretcar buses can be booked through their hotline at +55 85 3402-2244. After arriving in Jijoca de Jericoacoara, you can arrange for a 4x4 transfer to Jericoacoara through Vila Kalango Transfers at +55 88 99984-4400. 

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