Disvover Ceará

The mountians of Ceará everyone expects a pleasant climate, the peace and fresh air and contact with nature. the temperature varies between 17 ° C to 22 ° C, the mountains of Ceará, far from the coast, are characterized by several mountain formations, whose height is over 1000 meters with a unique fauna and flora

Ceará´s mountains, where the minimum temperature of 17 C has reached, the flattened valleys stand for horticulture and the springs of rivers and waterfalls mineral water springs are used.

The mountains of Ceará have a topography and climate that make the ideal scenario for the practice of adventure sports.

Cave Ubajarão moisture relief unites the greatest potential of the vegetation of the state, with forests with trees up to 30 meters high.

The most important nature reserves are in the humid slopes of the Ceará Mountains, as well as the Chapada of Ibiapaba and Araripe, where the Ubajara National Park and National Forest Araripe are located.

 

Maranguape

the mountain town at the gates of Fortaleza

Already from Fortaleza you can see the silhouette of the Maranguape mountains. The city of Maranguape is only 26 km away from the centre of the capital. The Namekomt from the Indio-language Tupi-guarani battle valley. In Maranguape there is one of the oldest nature outdoor swimming pools in Ceará. (since 1963) the Cascatinha Balneário & Chalés. Numerous swimming pools (including a natural pool) with slides, natural waterfalls, holiday cabins, hostels, kayak hire and recreational sports facilities await visitors. One of the most famous of the city's magnets is the IPark. In addition to entertainment and culture, the town also offers sports activities: cable car, paddling, kayaking, hiking, a restaurant and, as an attraction, the Cachaça Museum, where you can learn a lot about the history and production of this drink and the Ypioca brand.
In many places you can admire one of Brazil's most beautiful and commercial orchids, the Cattleya labiata.

The Pedra da Rajada, in the Maranguape Mountains, is one of the highest points in the state with a height of 920m and is very popular with hikers and climbers. The view is worth the effort. When the visibility is good you can see as far as the coast.
 

Pacatuba

A rodent gave the town its name

The word pacatuba has an indigenous origin, more precisely it comes from the Tupi language, the terms paka ("paca") and tyba ("accumulate"). Paca means small rodent. Pacatuba is one of the ten Brazilian cities that, according to the SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation, preserve the native vegetation of the Atlantic Forest the most. There are several hiking trails, but the most popular is the Boaçu trail, which takes an average of three hours. At the end of the trail, when you reach the highest point of the Serra, there is nothing better than to refresh yourself in the beauty of Lagoa do Boaçu.Pacatuba also has a dark side. At least the bad tongues say about the house of the Baroness of Aratanha. The estate in the Gebiorge belonged to Baron Antônio Costa.

 The traditional donkey race takes place every year near the settlement of Alto Closed. It is a day when the population pays homage to an animal that is fundamental to the local economy.


 

Baturité

the true mountains and brazillian coffee

Baturite a municipality and town in the nearby Batuite mountains is only 100km from Fortaleza.
Its pleasant mountain climate is influenced by the high altitude and the cool mountain winds. In the past, the area was home to various indigenous people.  In colonial times the area was a destination for expeditions and missionary work in the
In the 19th century, café cultivation was already carried out here. Production reached 2% of café cultivation throughout Brazil. Today, Baturité is the main site of the Green Coffee Route, which is characterised by sustainable practices such as the cultivation of organic shade. Baturité has areas where adventure sports are practised.
One of the most beautiful and imposing buildings in the city is the Jesuit Monastery and House of the Society of Jesus, built in front of 95. The monastery garden with its beautiful plants, flowers and rare plants is admirable. Today the monastery is a place of silence, retreat and hostel for everyone who is looking for peace and dysentery.


 

Pacoti

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Pacoti is the name of the river that rises in the extreme south of the mountain Baturité and bathes the municipality. There is disagreement about the meaning of the name. Lagoa das Cotias, Rio das Pacovas (Banana) and Rio das bananeiras, according to the language of the Indians, former inhabitants of this country, are some of the possible meanings. There is still a chance to call it "facing the sea".



    Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Construída em 1885)

    Capela Nossa Senhora das Graças

    Polo de Lazer de Pacoti

    Arco Nossa Senhora de Fátima

Mulungu - die Bergstadt

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Mulungu is a municipality in the Batuite mountains, it is 120km away from Fortaleza.

With an altitude of 790m, Mulungu offers a pleasant climate with an average temperature of 20ºC.

Mulungu is a typical mountain town, surrounded by green vegetation and has as an economy the natural attractions of the mountain chain itself, with its pleasant climate, its landscapes, waterfalls, swimming pools and natural showers. Among the main attractions are the Coicó and Santa Maria waterfalls and the Chicó dam;

Viewpoints are also very popular, from where we can see the mountain region Baturité massif in the center of the Ceará region, overlooking the towns of Canindé and Caridade, besides a beautiful sunset, all for the panoramic view of Bonfim and Ladeira Nova.

Mulungu also has the largest reserve of primitive rainforest that remains on the mountain range in the Álvaro site.

Guaramiranga

Die jazzige Blumenstadt im Gebirge

The word Guaramiranga, meaning red bird, comes from the Indian language "tupi" and is located 110 km from Fortaleza. The mountain community is situated at an altitude of 865 m above sea level in the nature reserve of the Baturité mountains. The temperatures are pleasant between 18 and 25ºC. The landscape offers a unique climate and a vegetation typical of the Atlantic forest and amazes by its native floral world. Worth visiting are the grotto church with former monastery, which is today a hostel and its unique flower garden, the Eco nature trail and the waterfall, the amusement park Handará... The Pico Alto (1100m), the highest mountain in Ceará attracts the wanderer.

Kusiositat: During the Carnival season, the town hosts a Jazz@ Blues festival every year.

Quixada

die Stadt der Moniliten

Quixadá is a municipality in the south of the state of Ceará and about 170 km away from Fortaleza. Originally this area was home to the Indio tribe Jenipabu Kaniude. The city is popularly known as the city of monoliths. Here the nature created the probably most beautiful rock formation directly at the today's cedar reservoir. Without having to have much imagination, one recognizes the brooding hen. Climbing, pargliding, hiking are leisure activities. Only 12 km away from the city center tower are located the pilgrimage place "Santuário Nossa Senhora Imaculada Rainha do Sertão" In the center of the city awaits visitors a Kusiositat..The house on the stone.O chalé daPedra) The house was built in 1920 in Art Nouveau on a rock or monilite Today the house is part of the cultural center Raquel Queiraz. and honors with it the work of the writer, journalist in Rachel de Queiroz.

Tiangua

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Tiangua is a municipality in the state of Ceara, 310km away from Fortaelza at an altitude of 775m.

The Ibiapaba Mountains also known as Serra Grande or Chapada Ibiapaba.

An attractive region in natural resources that was inhabited by various indigenous peoples and is certainly more beautiful than the Serra da Meruoca. People who have already lived more natural products negotiated with the European peoples, such as the French, before the same arrival of the Portuguese. Inhabited initially by Tabajaras and tapuias Indians, as Iracema India, which was bathed in the outlet of the IPU was portrayed entirely in the book Iracema José de Alencar.

The oldest city of the mountain is Viçosa Ceará do, which were inhabited by the Society of Jesuits of Jesus from the sixteenth century. Also are the cities of Tianguá, Ubajara - where there is the Grotto of Ubajara and monuments Ubajara National Park / St. Benedict, Ibiapina Croata, North Guaraciaba, - this city is the city of stones, Carnaubal and Ipu, which has its famous fountain (waterfall) with 135m high, which is located at the foot of the mountains the Ibiapaba and much visited to the park outlet IPU.

Tiangua known as Hotdog Ibiapaba capital of the best hotels and restaurants and bars Wesen services can give, from the natural attractions of the region

Ubajara

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The Ubajara National Park is one of the smallest national parks in Brazil. The area was formerly inhabited by the Tabajara Indians.

The main action of the park is a grotto, which can be reached with a cable car. Several hiking trails (from 300m to 7km) invite the nature lover to walk or cycle through the unique landscape with its fauna and flora day and night. The hikes lead past viewpoints and waterfalls, everyone who wants can also take a bath.

Every year there is the Fepai, an agricultural fair and the Passions blossomed (Marajua) Festivasl.

Viçosa

Serra de Ibiapaba

Viçosa do Ceará is a municipality in the Serra da Ibiapaba (Ibiapaba Mountains) that was originally inhabited by Tabajaras Indians. The climate ranges from semi-dry to humid and warm. The average annual temperature is between 20 and 31 ° C.
In the year 1700 the Jesuit priests Manuel Pedroso and Ascenso Gago officially founded the mission "Aldeia da Ibiapaba" in which today Viçosa do Ceará is located.
Viçosa offers many beautiful waterfalls, e.g. Cachoreira Itarumã, Cachorira da Pirapora, Waterfall-Engenho Velho , ,Pedra do Machado, Cachorera das Bananeiras,Bica do Itacaranha

Chapada do Araripe

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The plateau of Araipe (Chapada do Araripe) is like a great wall that separates the states of Ceará, Pernambuco and Piauí. Due to the multitude of water sources and the sponge function of the rock, the area remains green even in times of prolonged drought. The favourable interaction of the biome Caatinga (white forest), Cerrado areas of (Brazilian savannah) and Atlantic rainforest, has produced a unique flora and fauna. The local fauna consists of several species of reptiles, insects and mammals, one of which is the Soldarinho do Araripe (in German Araripepipra), with its red crimson feather crown, which looks like a cap. 290 bird species have been catalogued next to it.

This natural diversity has already attracted prehistoric people, who in the middle of the hinterland have a
oasis were found. Later, the Karirii Indio settled the area.
The area of Araripe differs from the others because it is located in a semi-dry region.
which, due to its water resources, assumes an oasis status. The national forest of
Araripe-Apodi, (FLONA) has a size of 39,262,326 hectares. The area pays due to its prehistoric fossils one of the largest archaeological sites in Brazil. A dinosaur (Santanaraptor placidus) also pays to the finds.

The area of Carai is known for its traditional leather and shoe handicrafts..which are still mostly done by hand.

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