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The Land of the Sun

Located on the northeastern region, along the coast in Brazil, Fortaleza is known as ’’A Terra do Sol’’ (The land of the Sun), and is a city with a constant tropical vibe. It feels like summer pretty much all year long. A few rainy weeks per year but it never gets cold, making it the perfect beach getaway any time of the year, with temperatures steadily above 25 C.

Fortaleza is a place for relaxing and enjoying the beach and the sun. So leave ’’the real world’’ behind and book some vacation days in this beautiful destination, and we’ll help you all the way there and back!

Activities in Fortaleza

  • Praia do Futuro

    Praia do Futuro is the most popular urban beach in Fortaleza, where many locals spend their weekends sunbathing, eating, drinking, practicing sports, and resting up for the week ahead.

    With an assortment of restaurants along the beach, just choose one of them and relax for a whole day on your beach bar tab. And please, try the crab! Here, they're cooked with herbs, vegetables and are very tasty and fun to eat - get a local to teach you to crack one open! There are a lot of surfers on this beach, so if you're keen a surfer already, bring your surfboard, or if you're just a beginner, take daily lessons with a local surfer right on Praia do Futuro.

  • Dragão do Mar

    Dragão do Mar, is the city's cultural center, built by the government in 1999. It offers many exhibitions, movies, concerts and cultural presentations. In the neighbourhood near the building there's a plethora of bars and clubs. It's a very popular spot for locals, and tourists alike.
  • Beach Park

    One of the reason's Fortaleza is a great family destination in Brazil, is because of the Beach Park. This very popular resort and water park is one of the leading attractions in the country, and the biggest water park in Latin America. The Beach Park complex is composed of the Beach, Aquatic Park and Resort, welcoming nearly one million visitors annually. It is also home to the Insano, a slide that has held the Guinness Book of World Records for the ’’World’s Tallest Water Slide.’’ It has many attractions that are perfect for kids and adults alike!
  • Forró Dancing

    Forró is a traditional Brazilian music genre, most popular in the northeast region, and very present in the lives of Cearaenses. It is dance that takes two, and fairly easier to learn than samba. There are some great options in Fortaleza to listen to live bands and dance forró. Our favorite bars and clubs are:

    - Arre Égua - Kukukaya - Dona Santa - Amicis

  • Praia de Iracema + Beira Mar

    Take a walk in the afternoon along the beach From Praia de Iracema and reach Beira-Mar before sunset. And then admire the sunset, have a seat for some delicious Açaí smoothies, or stop at the market to see the many kinds of handmade crafts you can purchase as souvenirs for your trip!
  • Experience the Cuisine!

    If you like fish and seafood, you've come to the right place. Because of its proximity to the ocean, you can get fresh fish and seafood very easily, and it’s not as expensive as in other parts of Brazil. If you don’t like fish, don’t worry! Like other Brazilian cities, Fortaleza also offer quality meat dishes. Try one of the ’’Rodizio’’ restaurants, the famous all you can eat Brazilian steakhouses.

    Dishes like Moqueca, which is a seafood chowder is a must try, and very typical in the region.

    Restaurants we recommend in Fortaleza:

    - Coco Bambu - Rei dos Mares - Barraca CrocoBeach - Sal e Brasa

Beyond Fortaleza - Visiting Ceará

Jericoacoara

Considered to be one of the most beautiful beach destination in the world, Jericoacoara will make you want to return again and again... and again. Located 300km from Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará, Jeri as it is called endearingly, is a small fishing village, and big kitesfuring and windsurfing destination. Here you can forget about "real life," walk barefoot in the streets, are all sand roads. The beaches stretch as far as the eye can see. A popular activity here, is to climb the Sunset Dune to... watch the sun set over the sea, everyday, and then head back down to the village to drink from a drink cart, have dinner and then dance the night away to forró, or simply go back to the beach to enjoy the night time breeze. Until about 20 years ago, Jericoacoara was still a secluded and simple fishing village. There were no roads, no electricity, no phones, no TVs, no newspapers and people still bartered. Today is a different story. It has remained small in size, but is now a well structured vacation desintation that contains many cozy little hotels and B&B’s, small restaurants and bars, and a vibe that feels almost magical! Besides the village, you can also take a buggy excursion around the beautiful white dunes and explore the area. Find the blue lagoon (pictured_ with its pristine natural rain water lake, rent a kayak, or go snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the region.

Canoa Quebrada

Canoa Quebrada is one of most popular beaches in the Ceará region. With bright blue and warm seawater, and beautifully coloured sand cliffs, this small fishing village is very charming in it’s very own way. It usually attracts a young crowd because of its nightlife. The main street, called "Broadway" has an assortment of restaurants, bars, clubs and local shops.

Walk down the cliffs in the evening or at sunset to reach Freedom, a bar by the beach that plays reggae and is very popular amongst locals and tourists alike.

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Contact us for more information and bookings to visit Fortaleza and the surrounding regions in Ceará.