Discover Ceará

The east coast of Ceará stretches from Fortaleza in the direction of the rising sun to the border with the state of Rio Grande do Norte. It enchants with its originality and its colorful sand cliffs.
The beaches of Praia de Aguas Belas, Morro Branco and Canoa Quebrada have an international reputation.

Praia de Sabiaguaba

Paradise on the outskirts of Fortaleza

The beach of Sabiaguaba is located in the eastern part of Fortaleza, about 17 km from the city centre. The beach is not as well known as the other city beaches. Nothing reminds here of a hectic 2.6 million metropolis. Most visitors come on Sunday. A peculiarity of the beach is that it is at the mouth of the river Cocó, which unites here with the Atlantic Ocean. There are 2 practical beaches: the river beach and the sea level. At the sea you can usually find fishermen fishing for local fish such as saunas and mullets. The beach is part of the Parque de Dunas de Sabiaguaba (Sabiaguaba Dune Park) and Parque Ecológico del Río (Cocó River Ecological Park).  Near the bridge over the Cocó river you can find mangrove forest with its typical animal species like crabs, shrimps and oysters. You can take a bath in the river or visit the mangrove museum (Ecomuseu Natural do Mangue da Sabiaguaba) with a guided tour through the mangrove forest. You can also explore the river by kayak.

 

Praia do Porto das Dunas und Beach Park

There’s something for people of all ages

R$ 35,00

It is one of the best known beaches in the municipality of Aquiraz, state of Ceará. It is located 20 km from Fortaleza.Its previous name was Barra do Pacoti, because this beach is the mouth of the river of the same name.
It has tourist infrastructure with hotels, inns, resorts, bars and restaurants. It houses the largest water park in Latin America, Beach Park.

Beach Park is a Brazilian water park and tourist resort, .It is one of the leading tourist attractions in the country, and the largest water park in Latin America. In 2012 Beach Park had 843,000 visitors in the water park and 1,408,000 in all of Beach Park.

Águas Belas Beach

Beach of Tide Pools

R$ 40,00

At the Beach of Águas Belas, the barracas (Brazilian beach bars) and restaurants offer a delicious delicacy to your guests. Here the fried peixe, shrimps and crabs always dominate. All very typical of the coast of Ceará and fish from the local fishing village. If you want to take your seafood home with you, it is possible to buy it at reasonable prices at the market in the centre of Cascavel.

Morro Branco Beach

Colored sand and a labyrinth await you

R$ 60,00

The beach is 91 km away from Fortaleza and is one of the most visited beaches in the region. The beach of Morro Branco is famous for its colorful sand cliffs (port. Fallésias). Almost everywhere you can see artists painting true works of art in glass bottles... You will find many good hotels and pousadas. With the buggy you can visit the Marina Beach and Tabuba Beach.

Praia das Fontes

with its crystal clear springs

R$ 60,00

The Praia das Fontes, about 92 km from Fortaleza, nestled in colorful dunes and sand cliffs. Barracas, the traditional beach restaurants, the grotto "Mãe d'agua" and the numerous springs on the beach invite you to linger and explore. The beach has a good hotel structure.

Prainha do Canto Verde

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The beach is 121 kilometres from Fortaleza. An ecological paradise is the area of Prainha do Canto Verde. There is no electricity, only windmills. Some places have solar technology. Every year in November fishermen from the region demonstrate with thematic sails. They call for the defense of the Brazilian fauna and flora.

Praia de Parajuru

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The fishing village on the beach of Parajuru is located 120km southeast of Fortaleza. Wide, kilometre-long, dreamlike sandy beaches invite you to linger. Optimal wind conditions make kite- and windsurfers happy and ensure a good climate.
Normally the place remains abandoned almost the whole year, except in summer, where there are practically every day arrivals and departures of visitors. A sea and great waves make the place popular for water sports and swimming. Near the beach there is a hotel complex with several luxury holiday houses. Since there is no natural shade here, one should pay attention to sun protection. It is an ideal place for those who want to relax, take a refreshing bath and enjoy a quiet day on the beach. The name Parajuru comes from the Indio language and means mouth of the river!  During a walk you can observe the mouth of the river Piranji into the sea.


You will find a good resort on the beach with bungalows and beautiful first class holiday homes (English speaking service). If you are interested please contact us.


 

Pontal de Maceió Beach

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The Praia do Pontal de Maceió is a traditional fishing village that has not lost its authentic and original charm until today. The beach lives to the rhythm of the jangadas (traditional fishing boats) that arrive and depart, supplying the restaurants with their caught fish and lobsters. Walking towards the mouth of the river Jaruaribe, at low tide you will discover many tidal pools, created by erosion and tides. You will always find small colourful fish, sea animals and plants waiting for the next tide.
In the opposite direction to the river Pirangi and the fisherman forf Parajuru there is a beautiful walk to the beach Praia das Needles. Sports enthusiasts will find a kite school in the middle of the Barracas. Pontal de Maceió has a good tourist infrastructure with bars, restaurants, beach restaurants and the market place. Good hotels promise a paradisiacal dream vacation.



 

Beach of Canto da Barra

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​​The beach of Canto da Barra, only 1.5 km from the mouth of the Jaguaribe river, is unknown to most visitors. Clear and calm water, good winds make the place ideal for kite-surfing. The flat beach, without coconut palms, with many barracas and boats is 143 kilometers away from the capital.

Our tip: A boat trip along the Jaguaribe River, where you can visit the river islands "Grande" and "Caldeira". On a sandbank you can take a dip in the river water.
The tour takes you past the "Pedra do Chapéu" (hat stone), beautiful garden houses and noble villas. In the mangrove forest, with its lush flora and fauna, you can observe herons and other birds.



 

Canoa Quebrada Beach

der kultige Strand, wo einst ein Boot zerschellte

R$ 60,00

Hidden behind high dunes, the Canoa Quebrada beach, 164 km from Fortaleza, was discovered just over 40 years ago and has since become one of the most visited beaches on the east coast of Ceará,

The name goes back to the first Portuguese colonists who explored the coast in the 16th century. The navigator Francisco Aires da Cunha is said to have navigated his boat to a coral reef. Broken and left behind it was then the name for this place.

The symbol of Canoa - crescent with a star - has been carved into the cliffs by inhabitants and is being restored from time to time by local craftsmen.Why is the crescent moon and star become a symbol of Canoa Quebrada? Curious? One of our tour guides will be happy to tell you the story during a visit. Coconut palms, dunes, red cliffs and a green sea full of jangadas are the most attractive natural backdrops of Canoa Quebrada. Today the beach attracts with live music, good food and beautiful places. Dunes surrounded by lagoons and where you can experience an unforgettable sunset. Bright colours and many vantage points make the Canoa Quebrada beach a favourite for young and old.

Because of the great view, you should definitely climb the cliffs, or take a paragliding flight or a dune tour with the buggy to capture the full panorama.

Ponta Grossa Beach

Ursprunglich und Schroff an der Sandklippen

The beach of Ponta Grossa has no infrastructure and the best way to explore this area is on foot or by buggy from Praia da Redonda (Icapui)

The landscape of the beach is characterized by its natural origin with cliffs in different colors. At low tide a water eye (freshwater spring) with crystal clear water becomes visible. The beach is dominated by beautiful rock formations in various colours, from yellow, orange, red to ochre, reminiscent of scenes from "Star Wars".

Redonda Beach

ein Fischerdorf abseits vom Tourismus

Those who want to experience a traditional fishing village far away from normal tourism will come to the beach of Redonda in the municipality of Icapui, where most of the fishermen live from lobster fishing. They go out every day to catch lobster and sometimes stay several days on the high seas.  There are some pousadas (hostels), small hotels and a campsite on the neighbouring beach Praia da Peroba.

Peroba Beach

der Strand fuer alle Ruhebedurfigen

The beach of Peroba is 202 km away from Fortaleza. Lovers of silence and harmony will find here a stand lined with coconut trees - a paradisiacal spot. A place to meditate and unwind, away from the lively Brazil!

You will also find the lovingly designed and maintained camping Mahalo.

Requengela Beach

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The beach of Requengela is located about 216 kilometers from the capital, the east coast of Ceará in the municipality of Icapui. If you want to find a beach with more peace than this beach offers, it still has to be created. At low tide the sea is calm here.  You can walk miles into the sea without getting really wet. The coastal mangrove forest creates a unique landscape. The simple Barracas offer fresh and tasty fish dishes. On a nature trail you get to know the unique ecosystem of the "mangrove forest". A nearby saltworks with its white salt crystal mountains can be visited.

Environmental Station at Praia de Requengela

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The environmental station at Mangue Pequno mangrove forest is also the headquarters of the Fundação Brasil Cidadão (Brazil Community Foundation). Here there is a library with a small lecture hall. Here you can learn interesting facts about the ecosystem "mangrove forest" as well as about projects with sustainability in the community of Icapui. There is also a medicinal herb garden and beekeeping. After a visit you can take a walk through the well signposted nature trail through the mangrove forest. You will learn interesting facts about its fauna and flora. At the end of the path you come to a viewing platform. Don't forget your camera! Herons, which wait for prey, offer great motives for photos.

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