Fortaleza´s Photo Album
In Fortaleza you will have outstanding moments: enjoying the breathtaking beaches, eating mouth-watering food, as well as going sightseeing. Near Fortaleza, you can find secluded beaches, wich are all extraordinary, for example, Morro Branco, Canoa Quebrada, Praia das Fontes and Jericoacoara.
In the past Fortaleza used to be a place in Brazil that exported sugar cane,which helped develop the city. Many important people were born there, like one of the former presidents, José de Alencar, a famous writer, and Brazilian comedians Chico Anisio and Renato Aragão.
Take a tour to the Central Market, where you can find a lot of manufactured stuff like clothes, ornaments and gifts. For sure you will have your best time at the spectacular beaches. The best one is Praia do Futuro. Don't forget to go to Beach Park, a water park that has the biggest water slide in South America.
Where the locals eat
You will find the most tasteful food at the beach, seated in the barracks. Also, you can visit some restaurants with local food called "Lá na Roça","Reduto das Tapioqueiras" and "Coco Bambu". The main food is fish and shrimps.
"Feirinha" is authentic. It has local furniture and every kind of art you can imagine. Don't miss the opportunity to make your portrait. You can find all over the sidewalks some colourful gifts made by sand.
'Pirata' makes the Mondays in Fortaleza very exciting. It's a night club with great people and all kinds of music. But Fortaleza's specialty is Forró, a kind of music. You can go to the beaches even at night, because you will always find small-but-bustling parties.
Lodgings of Note
The best hotels in Fortaleza are in 'Beira-Mar', at the Iracema Beach. There you´ll find simple-but-comfortable, as well as fancy hotels. You will have the chance to choose the one that fits your own way of traveling.
Ingrid, Breno, Patricia, André and Roberto