This is Jericaocaora on the north coast of Brazil. A tiny village which used to be 4 hours drive from an airport and cultivated a loyal following from the backpacker community.
A new airport has opened the tourism industry up, doubling numbers in the first year.
Most people come to kitesurf as it has the most consistent winds in the world, apparently, from June to December. It is famous for ‘downwinds’ which is a bit like saying you go skiing with just downhill no lifts.
People do 14 day trips down the coast covering hundreds of kms by kite.
But not us.
The other main task is to explore the dunes. We relaxed into our role as tourists and spent a wonderful day driving around in a buggy, up and down the 10-13 metre dunes.