"Fortaleza, the Paradise" Top 5 Page for this destination Fortaleza by SoccerGirl09

Fortaleza Travel Guide: 223 reviews and 562 photos

As you can see, Fortaleza is a beautiful city by the Ocean (Atlantic) with a tropical weather, so, during the whole year it is "beach time" . Even being about two and a half million people city, Fortaleza is a nice place to live, to study, and to have fun. This is my home, the place where I grew p and the place I am rather fond of. I hope you enjoy my tips... It will be my pleasure to be your travel guide. Just sit back and click away!

WEST COASTLINE
With extensive beaches and dunes up to 30 meters high, the first prominant spot is Cumbuco beach, 37km from the Capital, surrounded by palm trees and lagoons, situated among dunes with an excellent tourist structure. This local offers several leisure ways, as horseback riding dune buggies, four-wheelers and ultra-lights rentals as well as the traditional raft sailing.
A little further comes Paracuru, prefered for the practice of nautical sports, has an intense movement of people during carnival time. Flexeiras, populated by fisherman colonies, has a rustic and quiet scenery for those who 100k for tranquility. The same characteristics are found in Praia da Baleia, 130km from the Capital.
The visit to Jericoacoara, known as one of the ten most beauti­ful beaches in the world, will be an unforgettable adventure. Alter the three hundred kilometers trip from Fortaleza comes the surprise of riding over the dunes in trucks or dune buggies. When arriving you will be dazzled with the natural beauty of the coastal vegetation and rock formations. Pedra Furada is considered the biggest symbol of the place. Having rustic lodg­ings, "Jeri" offers a real paradise to its visitors. There are many other beaches in this same coastal region, rich in natural beauty, as being: Coqueiros, Iparana, Pacheco, Icaraí, Tabuna, Pecém, Taíba, Lagoinha, Guajirú, Mundaú, Baleia, Marinheiros, Pracianos, Sabiaguaba, Icaraí, Moitas, Patos, Almofala, Porto do Barco, Acaraú, Formosa, Preá, Guriú, Nova Tatajuba, Moréia, Imburana, Camocim, Carnaúba, Maceió, Curimã, Bitupitá.

EAST COASTLINE
This region stands out for its peculiar geography, presenting enormous falésias "(rocky or sandy elevations on the beach caused by erosion> and clear sea water. Still considered in the metropolitan area of Fortaleza, Porto das Dunas shelters the Beach Park the biggest acquatic park in South America. A tourist spot of excellence, it's a required view, counts on the most modem aquatic leisure equipment, having recently received aproximatly 60 thousand visitors (last December and January>. Just ahead comes Prainha, with its handicraft tents and bobbin lace-makers. Right after that comes the beaches of Caponga and Águas Belas which are famous for their pottery' and wood handicraft.
The colorful "falésias" show starts in Beberibe, Morro Branco and Praia das Fontes with crystalline springs, which appear among the elevations. Aracati, 149 km from Fortaleza, is known as the "Queen of Carnival", doubling its population during this period.
In this municipality there are beaches of Majorlândia and Canoa Quebrada, the latter sym­bolized by a crescent moon and a star, and is considered the mystic beach of Ceará. "Canoa", with its colony installed over the "falésías", takes visitors to float between the sky and the sea, and at night turns into a "Babel", where music in the bars is played non-stop. It offers lodging with an ex­cellent infrastructure and international cuisine.
The beauty and variety of the scenery and handicraft is a constant in all of these regions, where you can also see the beaches of: Iguape, Barro Preto, Aguas Belas, Barra Nova, Uruaú, Barra da Sucatinga, Praia do Canto Verde, Parajurú, Portal de Maceió, Quixaba, Lagoa do Mato, Manibú, Retiro Grande, Ponta Grossa, Icapuí, Redonda, Mutamba, Requenguela, Melancias, Peixe Gordo, Tremembés and others.

This is a picture of Fortaleza's sunset.

NATURE
Amidst the predominant scenery in Ceara's inland regions, are the green blotches of forests covering the mountain ridges and valleys of Ibiapaba, Baturité and Araripe. They are true oasis of dense and exuberant vegetation, with a healthy climate and rich and varied fauna inhabiting fertile hands.
Nature seems to be putting on a continuous show. On the hillsides there are vast coffee fields, truck farms and orchards, ah supplying the state's needs. Ibiapaba’s plateau, or Serra Grande as it is also known, extends along the entire Western border of the State and reaches an altitude of 900 meters.
The area offers a varied choice of nooks and crannies of primitive and restful beauty. Bica do lpu, Cachoeira do Boi Morto and others offer hours of rest and relaxation among the mur­mur of cascades and the green of the forest. The Caverns of Ubajara -beauty and mystery combi­ned - , stretching for
518 meters artificially it and equipped with pathways. To reach the caves there 5 a funicular cable car which offers a panoramic view of the entire region. Viçosa do Ceará, located at an altitude of 720 meters, offers clay ceramic items as its principal art form. The town produces close to 1, 000 different items. Non industrialized white rum, liquor made from Jenipapo and passion fruit, cracknel cakes, tapioca cakes and cream cookies are also speciallities of the reg ion. The highest point in the state is the Pico Alto (1,115 meters) in the Baturité Mountains. Springs and cascades bathe Guaramiranga, Batunté and Pacoti. Orchids and ferns offer inspiration in the vastness of the mountain ridges.
Chapada do Araripe and, at its foot the Cariri Valley shelter Crato, Juazeiro do Norte and Barbaiha, under the protection of Padre Cícero, the most popular saint worshiped by the people.
The Araripe National Forest contain fossils from the Cretaceous period, abundant vegetation and springs flowing from 700 meters. Natural pools and cascades are the great attractions of the Caldas hydro mineral resort. Ah around this region there are pleasant recreational and leisure areas with
full hotel and restaurant services.

I am note sure of it's exact location, but... It took my breath away.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Sunshine all year long!
  • In a nutshell:The land of the SUN
  • Last visit to Fortaleza: May 2002
  • Intro Updated Jul 1, 2003
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  • Nov 23, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Brena Collyer says that this is Praia Das Fontes not Morro Branco. ;P

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    Sep 15, 2005 at 3:37 PM

    Very nice pages here. Welcome to the USA. You are getting to see some of our heartland I see.

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    Aug 18, 2005 at 12:46 PM

    By far the best page on Fortaleza. thanks for all your tips and beautiful pix.

  • Yiannis2000's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2005 at 2:46 PM

    You 've given us a very good and informative guide about your home place, obrigado! waiting for ur photos & impressions from Jeri...

  • sakuyaini's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2005 at 1:09 PM

    Awesome page! Thank you so much! I'll be in Fortaleza on July 18-21, and your page made me look forward to see this place more ! :") Too bad I'm missing Fortal by a week!

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    Jan 19, 2005 at 7:41 PM

    Gostei da sua pagina de Fortaleza, Eu estive la faz um bocado, estou com saudade do Brasil e da minha fortaleza, estudei por la e pretendo voltar. Obrigado por ter me levado la virtualmente! Ismael

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    Nov 5, 2004 at 1:55 PM

    Feel like going there now! Great pics.

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    Sep 27, 2004 at 4:49 AM

    Great page with loads of info. I will be visiting Fortaleza at Christmas, and your page has made me look forward to it even more! Thank you.

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    Jul 11, 2004 at 9:21 PM

    wow, excelent page! So many beautiful beaches. I wish you a happy birthday!!! saudacoes!

  • Jun 11, 2004 at 6:06 AM

    Helena, excellant page, phtographs and tips.

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