Lagoa da Jijoca (Jijoca Lake):
It's also known as Lagoa do Paraso and has bluish tonalities waters. It's an ideal place for free diving, sailing and windsurfing. It's 20 km from Jericocoara and surrounded by inns and restaurants.
Mangue Seco, which had been a quiet fishing village, 5 km west of Jeriocoacoara until TV broadcaster Globo made a soap opera of Jorge Amado's classic Tieta in 1989, has now become a hot spot for tourists who want to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Bahian coast.
Back in the 1930s, Bahia's most famous writer fled Salvador in order to escape persecution for his communist sentiments. Isolated from the society and the authorities, Amado was inspired by the tropical paradise to write the romance Tieta do Agreste. Nowadays, both hotels and restaurants prominently display the actors and scenes from Globo's adaptation of the novel.
One of the area's main attractions is the shifting sand dunes that separate the town and sea just south of the dry mangrove fields (from which the country derives its name). Over time, the dunes have swallowed up entire coco plantations and just the tops of the trees are left poking through.
The best way to experience the rolling dunes is to take a ride in a buggy. At the top of one of the highest dunes, it is possible to have amazing views of the mouth of the Rio Real as it clashes with the Atlantic and km of lush, green vegetation reaching back inland.
This is a primitive fishing community with a few little houses, 25 km west of Jericoacoara, where tourism has not yet altered the way of life of the people. It was built after sand covered the ancient village. It has huge sand dunes, some in the process of crystallization, which stops them from moving with the wind.