Tucked amongst soaring dunes, crystal clear lagoons and miles of deserted beaches, Jericoacara (or “Jeri” as it is affectionately known) is a small fishing village and buzzing beach escape on Brazil’s northeast coast. Originally a hippie hangout, Jeri is a wonderful antidote to the towering, coastal giants of Rio and Salvador, a village whose only access to the outside world is via an exciting buggy trip through the dunes. Indeed, electricity only arrived at the village some 20 years ago and today its sandy streets dotted with funky bars, local restaurants and family-run guesthouses. For visitors, Jeri offers a host of activities from buggy trips, horse rides, kite- and wind-surfing to sand-boarding or simply relaxing on the golden beaches. However, come evening and the daily pilgrimage to the towering “Por do Sol” dune begins where tourists and locals alike gather to drink in the captivating sunsets.