Dangers & Annoyances
Jeri's isolated position is a blessing and a curse: don't walk on the dunes alone in the wee hours or leave valuables unattended in restaurants or on the beach.
With the exception of the beach, don't go barefoot in Jeri: wear flip-flops in town and on the Pôr do Sol (Sunset) dune to avoid bicho-de-pê (chigoe flea), a parasite that can embed in your foot and reproduce, which – trust us – isn't fun.
It's not common but the waters around Jeri are occasionally plagued by águas-vivas, a stinging jellyfish. If there's no-one else in the water ask before diving in.
Entry & Exit Formalities
All visitors to Jericoacoara are required to pay a R$5 per day tourism tax. It can be paid in advance online but it's easier just to pay at the entrance to the village. If you decide to stay longer you'll need to go to the payment point again.
Many pousadas (guesthouses) and restaurants will accept Visa or Mastercard, but Jeri has no international-friendly ATMs. Stock up with cash at Banco do Brasil in Jijoca, 23km southeast.
Tem de Tudo supermarket can usually give cash back, with a 10 per cent charge for debit cards and 15 per cent for credit cards, up to a R$500 limit.
Correios Postal services.
Global Connection Sells bus/van tickets for many regional routes, organizes transport from Jericoacoara to Lençóis Maranhenses (R$1050 for up to 4 passengers) and sells air tickets.