Ceará is home to Fortaleza, the beaches and cliffs of Jericoacoara, Canoa Quebrada, Aracati and Cumbuco, as well as culture and history.

Tourist spots in Ceará

1. Canoa Quebrada

For a long time, Canoa Quebrada in Ceará was a hippie hideout. Today, however, it receives many tourists and is not as quiet as it once was. But the beauty remains undisputed: the beaches with reddish cliffs are mesmerising.

Those who have time to do more than a simple day trip from Fortaleza will find a calm and special place.

2. Jericoacoara

Very high-spirited, Jericoacoara in Ceará attracts young people, but it is calm. In July, the wind and kitesurfing season begins and the beach becomes colourful with boards.

At dusk, tourists and some locals gather at the Duna do Pôr do Sol.

Another unmissable walk is the hike to the famous Pedra Furada, carved by the sea – in July, the sun appears in the middle of the hole.

The hammocks over the water of Lagoa do Paraíso are a trademark of Jijoca de Jericoacoara, 23 kilometres from Jericoacoara.

The feeling of being far from any problem is inevitable – the place seems to have been made to relax and not think about anything else.

Tatajuba Beach in Camocim in Ceará, the original village was buried by the dunes on the right bank. On the other side of the Tatajuba River, the current fishing village was built.

It is reached by buggy or 4-wheel drive vehicles, because after taking the ferry from the Coreaú River, it is necessary to overcome 22 km of sandy road and dunes.

The beach is the picture of peace, very little busy, is the ideal place for those who want to enjoy without much hype.

3. Beach Park

Hardly anyone visits Fortaleza without taking a trip to the Beach Park.

On the seafront, the water park has fun for the whole family, with light, moderate and extreme attractions.

Among so many waterslides, the Insano is still the adrenaline champion: the 41-metre-high descent reaches a speed of 105 kilometres per hour.

But make no mistake, on holiday be prepared to face long queues.

The small fishing village is a stop on buggy rides – this is the best way to get there. Shaped like a half-moon, with cliffs of coloured sand, Ponta Grossa also has dunes that make up the landscape.

The sea is tumbling, with green water, full of reefs and submerged rocks. The path from Canoa Quebrada to this beach is beautiful.

The Praia do Futuro in Fortaleza is extensive, with a wide strip of sand and megabarracas always full.

4. Fortaleza

It is one of the most beautiful urban beaches of Fortaleza and it is not difficult to find pools with slides, water slides, playgrounds and recreation.

Its well-equipped tents attract tourists, who spend many hours there drinking a beer and eating snacks in front of the sea. At night, the excitement continues with forró dances.

5. Beberibe

You know those little craft bottles made of coloured sand? Many go to the village of Morro Branco (Beberibe) in search of these souvenirs to give to friends.

Lose yourself in the labyrinth of cliffs, with sands of different shades.

The Praia de Guajiru (Trairi) in Ceará is much less crowded than the others; the little village preserves the tranquility and is ideal for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the central beaches.

The quiet beach has few inns, coconut trees and white dunes.

Formed by cliffs, dunes and coconut trees, Lagoinha is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ceará.

The main bars, restaurants and inns are in a small centre and, although it is not as preserved as it was a few years ago, the place is paradisiacal. All this, without the hustle and bustle of the more central beaches.

Praia Redonda (Icapuí), the fishing village has, like most of the beaches there, reddish cliffs, reefs and beautiful landscapes in the most deserted stretch.

Ceará Tourism and Travel Guide


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