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Rating: Mid-range    

Essenza overview

This contemporary hotel faces Jericoacoara beach, a well known windsurfing and kitesurfing venue. The tall inland dunes of Jericoacoara National Park are beloved by sandboarders, and late each afternoon there's a mass climb of the Por do Sol sand dune, the best place from which to witness the dramatic sunset. 

The hotel has 50 spacious suites, where you can relax in air conditioned comfort. They are equipped with an impressive range of facilities including TV, minibar, Wi-Fi, and all have a terrace or balcony with sea views. 

The hotel has a large infinity pool and swim up bar, a terrace and sunbathing deck. You can enjoy some pampering at the spa and sauna, and indulge in a soak in the jacuzzi on the roof terrace, or put yourself through your paces at the open air gym. Essenza Bistro and Osteria makes the most of the beachfront location, and offers a broad range of local and continental dishes. 

The hotel is just a short walk from Jericoacoara village with its sandy streets, craft shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, which has a lively post-sunset scene.  


Open: Essenza is open all year.

Location: The modern hotel is on Jericoacoara beach, Jeri for short, on the northern coast of Brazil, about 300kms west of Fortaleza.

Rooms: There are 30 air conditioned guest suites, arranged on the ground and first floors. All occupy 50sqm and have flatscreen TV, Wi-Fi, minibar, coffee maker, digital safe, hairdryer plus an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower, toiletries and bathrobes. Each room has a terrace or balcony facing the sea.

Activities: Relax on the beach, go surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, explore Jeri’s shops and restaurants, watch the sunset from Por do Sol dune, enjoy the lively local music scene.

Facilities: There is a 1,300sqm rim-flow pool and a wet bar, a rooftop jacuzzi, restaurant (see below), spa, saunas (wet and dry), gym, terrace with playing cards and table games, and reading area with Wi-Fi internet access.

Dining: The Osteria and Bistro restaurant serves national and international dishes, within sight of the beach and ocean.

Children: Children aged 12 years and over are welcome.

Health: Jericoacoara is a low to no risk malarial area.

Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access.

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