Pousada Vila Bela Vista
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... from the North East of Brazil. Possibly the only music we know about where a triangle is a primary percussion instrument, but fun to dance to none the less. Didnt take us long to find a willing teacher and we were off!
We spent 6 nights in total in Jeri, met some great people, some of whom travelled on to Pipa and Olinda with us. All in all "Magical" is probably the best way to describe this place, would highly recommend it to anyone.
... agency to make sure I get it right this time, but guess what! They said I had to make a transfer to pay, because they couldn't do it with my card, but this was on the 3rd of november and the flight on the 7th, a transfer takes a few days, and if it hadn't been confirmed by the 6th I wouldn't could have fly.
It was Saturday, so I couldn't ask my parents to go to ...
Took the bus from Fortaleza at midnight had to change onto a 4WD truck as Jericoacoaro has no roads but is all sand around the town. Checked in to get some sleep ready for a day on the beach.
Next day spent most of the day relaxed on the beach. Watched the windsurfers and kite surfers as is such a good place to do those sports perfect conditions, not so perfect for sunbathing as its so windy. Headed to ...
... and Lars even got a cake for my birthday, so we had a little celebration and after that everybody just passed out in a hammock and then woke up between 3 or 5 in the morning and went to their bed in the room and kept on sleeping. Most of them already have been there for some days and they all told me that Jeri has a special effect on people. They all were like: “yeah, before I arrived in Jeri I was so active and did a lot of things, and now I am just hanging out in the ...
... worth 50 dollars, so why would any surfer rent the board where after two hours could have met it's worth. Ridiculous, but I guess that's how things work in secluded areas, where tourist have no other options. The surf here is not great and most suited for a Longboard. Very slow and powerless rollers are common at sunset.
The next day we went on buggy (pronounced "boogie") tour of Jeri's surrounding Lagoons. This was a great tour where we sat on the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pousada Vila Bela Vista Jericoacoara
We stayed at Vila Bela Vista for two months and if you had asked us how we liked it after a few weeks or even after six weeks, we would have given it a pretty good recommendation.
I stayed at Vila Bela Vista for 16 days in December 2006. I enjoyed myself hugely. Patricia and Marcio do a great job at running the place and making you feel at home.
The Vila Bela Vista is special; it is comfortable, friendly, clean and quiet, with a very helpful and warm staff. But above all it feels like a good friend's home, a friend who happens to live in a spectacular setting, with palm trees and a pool in his backyard and the most relaxing environment ever. My two teenagers want to go back and bring their friends. My husband and I just want to go back. It is one of those places you think of when stress levels get high and you need to remember there is life beyond the daily treadmill. It feels Brazilian, works like a good American B&B, and you can even drink the water. It is a good 15 minute walk from the beach, but we enjoyed the quiet this distance provided. After a few hours of windsurfing we would head back through the town, get some ice cream, then finish the walk with a jump into the pool, the only really refreshing water in Jeri, since the ocean is above 25C. About as close to Eden as I have ever been.
I have stayed at Vila Bela Vista three times and enjoyed it each time. The owners and staff have treated me wonderfully and the rooms have always been clean, comfortable and nice.
Friendly family place full of romance
We've travelled quite a bit in our lives and thus we've seen a number of places all over the world, but only rarely have we enjoyed such warm and friendly hospitality. As to the prices, we can only say you really get a fair deal: you are made an offer and that is exactly what you pay. There are no hidden fees (e.g. for a final cleaning or anything like in some other places). The rooms are really cosy and a comparison with Blue Horizon is simply misguided. A stay in a hotel like Blue Horizon which resembles any high-priced accommodation anywhere in the world really cannot be compared with the very special experience that a stay in Vila Bela Vista provides for those who want to see!!
Roger + Sabine, Munich
Working in the hospitality industry has taken me all over the world in a very large variety of places to spend the night. From Vicky's B&B in Kayelitsha, Capetown South Africa to the Waldorff in NYC. There is no place on earth that is more clean, easy going, friendly and laidback than Vila Bela Vista in Jeri. From the moment you arrive into the tropical gardens of the cozy pousada you become part of the family. The pousada now has 14 comfortable rooms that are well maintained, have AC and have a fully stocked mini bar. Vila Bela Vista is located on the western side of town with a view of the dune. Its upwind location prevents any kind of noise from the lively nightlife in Jeri to be heard while you are enjoying your well deserved rest after a day filled with the activities Jeri has to offer. The wake up call in the morning comes in the form of the wind picking up and blowing through the surrounding palm trees. Breakfast features a variety of fresh items that are healthy and nutricious. If you care not to venture into town for dinner you are welcome to join the family for dinner for a nominal fee. Every night dinner with the family is an event as all guests gather around the kitchen area for a beverage and talk about the adventures they experienced during the day. Dinner consists of local fare with a large variety and choice. The pool and jacuzzi are filled with fresh water from their own well on a daily basis. A large part of the electricity needed to operate the hotel is generated by solar panels. If you are looking to get away from it all and truly come to rest and have a little piece of mind then Vila Bela Vista is the place to be in Jeri
i am a windsurfer, my boyfried a kiter. we discovered this place through other kiter friends 2 years ago. we have gone the last 2 chrismas vacations, 3 weeks total each trip. we just got back yesterday and had another great brazil trip. vilabelavista is outside of town, 5 mintue walk to the beach they offer a horse cart that takes you back and forth--after sailing all day those rides especially at night are welcome. the staff is personal and warm, the owners patricia and marcio extend themselves to make sure you are happy. they give their own time daily and are always around to answer questions and get your adventure needs met. patricio and marcio are both great athletes she's american and he's brazialian. they are a perfect blend of both cultures and getting what you want in way of tours, dune buggys, personal attention. this year, we had clients from argentina, columbia, holland, usa, italy, brazil, france and we all become family kisses, adioses, information is shared within the group--they offer internet wi-fi too.
Si quieres un lugar acogedor (manejado por una familia) para hospedarte en Jeri te recomiendo de corazón la Pousada Bela Vista. Está retirada de la playa, enfrentando las dunas de arena. El único ruido que se escucha es el viento y el canto ocasional de un gallo. Lo que hace que este lugar sea tan especial es la manera en la que los anfitriones Patricia y Marcio te hacen sentir: como si fueses uno de la familia. Nada es un problema. Quedan más que felices dándote orientación para tus viajes, recomendaciones de adónde comer, o los mejores lugares para windsurf, kitesurf. Como la Vila está a sólo unos minutos a pie de la ciudad, hay una "cuadriga" al atardecer que sin duda no te la debes perder. ¡Los que son viajeros nerviosos pueden decidir caminar hasta la ciudad! Vila Bela Vista es una hermosa posada rodeada de árboles, con piscina y jacuzzi. Las habitaciones son casitas separadas con hamacas en la parte de afuera. ¡Excelente!
Wenn Sie nach einem familiengeführten Betrieb in Jeri suchen, dann kann ich das Pousada Vila Bela Vista nur sehr empfehlen. Es liegt etwas zurück vom Strand und blickt auf die Sanddünen, man hört nur den Wind und gelegentlich einen Hahn krähen. Die Art, wie die Gastgeber Patricia und Marcio dafür sorgen, dass man sich wie ein Teil der Familie fühlt, macht diesen Ort zu etwas ganz besonderem. Nichts bereitet zu viel Mühe, die beiden organisieren einem gerne Ausflüge, geben Empfehlungen, wo man essen gehen kann und sagen einem auch, wo man am besten windsurfen oder kitesurfen kann.
If you want a family-run homely place to stay whilst in Jeri I can heartily recommend the Pousada Vila Bela Vista. Set back from the beach facing out to the sand dunes, the only noise being the wind and the occasional cock crowing. What makes this place so special is how the hosts Patricia and Marcio make you feel like one of the family, nothing is too much trouble they are only too happy to sort out trips, give recommendations on where to eat or tell you the best places to windsurf/kitesurf.