Jijoca de Jericoacoara is the northernmost town and municipality in the Brazilian state of Ceara. It is famous for its homonymous beach and national park. The word Jericoacoara comes from Tupi (an indigenous language) and means "house of turtles." It is a city of Ceara, a state renowned for its natural beauty, wildlife and many landscapes. Jericoacoara is a location with favorable conditions for windsurfing and sandboarding.