In 1984, the area around Jericoacoara was declared an Environmental
Protection Area. It became a national park in 2002. As a result, many
restrictions for building and tourism were introduced to help preserve the
area. The distance to bigger cities and limited road access also helped keeping
the beach and the village isolated.
Fairly recently, Jeri was just a fishing
village with little contact with modern life. Electricity was generated by
diesel engines and street lights was provided only by the moon and the stars.
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