Essenza Hotel

Jericoacoara, Northeast Coast, Brazil

At a Glance

  • Contemporary and stylish property in Jericoacoara with a fun vibe

  • Just 30 suites, all boasting views of the ocean and of the Sunset Dune

  • All suites have either a private plunge pool or direct access to the hotel pool

  • Attentive, English-speaking staff

  • Close proximity to some of the best kitesurfing schools of the area

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The temperature in Jericoacoara beach is constantly stable, rarely under 25C or over 35C. The rainy season is between February and May, and the sun shines all year round. July to November the wind is strong, which favours those wanting to Windsurfing and Kitesurfing.

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Insider's View

No need to join the crowds ascending the sunset dune in the evening as the views from the rooms here provide an exceptional sunset view

Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday to Essenza Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Northeast Coast


Offering a contemporary alternative to the bohemian surf-vibe that Jericoacoara is famed for, Essenza is a luxurious and modern boutique property which offers just 30 rooms, each with stunning views over Sunset Dune and those calming Jeri beach waves.

Standing apart from the bohemian, beach-chic hotels that line Jericoacoara Beach, Essenza Hotel offers a cool and contemporary alternative, where style is complemented by attentive service. This modern oasis boasts spectacular views towards the ocean and across the sunset dune from the expansive outdoor terrace and inviting pool, as well as from each of the 30 suites.

The suites are divided into two categories - Essenza Lounge and Essenza Cult - with Cult rooms occupying the upper floor, each boasting a private plunge pool, and Lounge rooms occupying the lower floor and providing direct access to the communal terrace and pool area. Luxurious linens and contemporary design complement each other perfectly in these spacious and stylish suites, with modern technology ensuring that guests have all the comforts of home available.

Jericoacoara is renowned worldwide for its kitesurfing and perfect watersports conditions, making it the perfect spot for adventure lovers and watersports enthusiasts. The town itself has a distinctly laid-back vibe and there are plenty of bohemian bars and restaurants nearby to while away the evenings, while the pool or ocean invites relaxation during the day. Still true to its fishing village roots, there are not even street lights in Jericoacoara, meaning the skies at night are lit up with stars and the hotel provides a spot of luxury in an otherwise rustic setting.

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Each of the 30 rooms at Essenza boasts views of the ocean and towards the Sunset Dune. All have a private balcony or terrace with a plunge pool or direct access to the hotel's main pool. The overall style is contemporary, and mod-cons can be found throughout including air-con, LED TVs, Sky TV, complimentary WiFi, digital safe and hair dryer. Super king-size beds boast high count linens and the bathrooms all have solar-heated rain showers.

Essenza Lounge

The Essenza Lounge Suites offer direct pool access from the ground floor, with patio doors that open out onto a large shared terrace.

Essenza Cult

Essenza Cult suites are located on the upper floor and all boast sliding doors which open out directly onto a private plunge pool.


Facilities at Essenza include a large outdoor pool, a jacuzzi, wet bar, Turkish bath and Finnish bath. There are plenty of areas for relaxation including a terrace with table games to keep things social, a reading area where there is access to WiFi and the Aram spa where guests are invited to enjoy relaxing treatments. The Garden Club is home to the Essence Bistro where guests can enjoy delicious cuisine.


Jericoacoara is famed for its kitesurfing, but also offers plenty of other adventures on and off the water such as windsurfing, SUP, yoga, pilates, zumba, capoeira and dune bashing in the nearby national park. For those who prefer a more chilled out break, relax in the large pool which overlooks the ocean or make use of the spa facilities at the hotel too. The neighbouring sand dunes can be explored by horseback, 4x4, ATV or on foot and tours can be arranged with expert local guides.


  • Discover Jericoacoara's Lagoons by Buggy

    Take a dune buggy tour from Jericoacoara to explore the most spectacular lagoons in the area and appreciate the true beauty this quieter corner of Brazil has to offer. Concentrated mainly within the National Park, this region is an unspoilt paradise.

  • Tatajuba Dunes and Torta Lagoon

    Take a day tour around Tatajuba in Brazil and be enchanted by magnificent sand dunes and stunning lagoons. Explore the mysterious old town engulfed by sand and take the chance to slide down some of the dunes by sandboard if you're feeling adventurous!

Location & directions

Jericoacoara, Northeast Coast, Brazil

Essenza Hotel is right on the northern end of the beach at Jericoacoara, the kitesurfing capital of Brazil.

How to get there

12-hour 30-minute flight from London to Fortaleza followed by a 4-hour 30-minute 4WD transfer, a 45-minute air-taxi plus 45-minute 4WD transfer or a 1-hour heli-transfer.

You can also fly domestically from some airports in Brazil to Jericoacoara airport which is just over an hour's drive away.

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