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Canoa Quebrada Beach

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Canoa Quebrada Beach

Sun and Beach

Spend good times at Fortaleza beaches

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Sun and Beach

How to get to Fortaleza:

Some Airlines fly to Fortaleza from outside of Brazil. Here is a list:

Condor / Meridiana – Air Italy / TACV / TAP/.

It has at least two or more daily flights to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília.

To learn which companies Fly to these cities, see the “about” section of each city or scroll down below to the "Learn More About Related Destinations".


Fortaleza is located in the Northeast of Brazil in the State of Ceará. 1:00 hour North and you reach Cumbuco, which offers wonderful beaches. If you go 1:00 south instead, you’ll find Aquiraz and it’s own fair share of exciting beaches. You can reach both on tours departing Fortaleza for the day or be lodged there if you are looking for some place a little quieter than Fortaleza.

About 4:30 to 5:00 hours further North you will find the small village of Jericoacoara, that has been once elected as one of the top 10 beaches in the World by The Washington Post. If you are looking for an out of the beaten path relaxing destination, Jericoacoara is the place to be. Sand roads and beaches long as far as the eye can see.

Fortaleza is ideally bundled with Rio, Recife and Natal through connections as well as Jericoacoara, by land,

What to see:

Discover the history and the beauty of a unique city like Fortaleza. You will have the experience of knowing the two parts of the city: the ancient, which keeps historic center intact; and the modern, which holds international restaurants and several leisure options.

Culture is everywhere in the city. With the revitalization of historic neighborhoods, the result is an incredibly beautiful landscape with the contrast of classic and modern buildings such as the Dragão do Mar Center of Art and Culture, where you can see modern architecture, theater, film and art galleries.

It goes without saying that the beautiful beaches make this also help make the city tour of the city worthwhile. Fortaleza is one of the most famous beach destinations in the country. 

If you're looking for a place to relax and rest on the beach, in direct contact with nature, this is the perfect city. Visit Morro BrancoLagoinha and Cumbuco, amazing beaches quite near to Fortaleza.

If you are looking for fun with friends or family, the Beach Park is your destination! A water park on the beach of Porto das Dunas, with countless attractions in the 35 thousand square meters. Guarantee of a lively and unforgettable day! 

Fortaleza is many Destinations in one. Culture, beaches and entertainment for the whole family!

Climate and Temperature in Fortaleza:

Fortaleza, the Capital of Ceará is even further north when compared to its other northeastern Capital counterparts. That means that Fortaleza is even closer to the equator. The weather is warm through the year.

It gets most rain in Summer and Autumn when the other capitals of the northeastern get more rain in Winter, so its climate is slightly different when compared to Recife, Salvador, João Pessoa or Maceió, just to name a few.

The Maximum average temperature is around 30 Degrees Celsius or 86 Fahrenheit. The minimum is around 24 Degrees Celsius or 75 Degrees Fahrenheit.

In Fortaleza and on nearby beaches you will get temperature of 27 Degrees Celsius or 81 Degrees Fahrenheit.

The rainy season is from February through May. The months of August through November see little rain.

Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Celsius

Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Fahrenheit

Average Rainfall

Average Water Temperature Over The Year In Celsius

Average Water Temperature Over The Year In Fahrenheit

*Graphs courtesy of World Wheather & Climate Information 

The Best time to go to Fortaleza:

As Fortaleza gets warm temperatures through the year, is the rain you have to watch for. From August through December you will have very good chances to avoid rains.

What to try from Fortaleza's local cuisine:

Baião de dois – A dish appreciated in all of Northeast, the Baião de dois is made with rice and beans cooked together with additional seasonings such as chive, tomatoes, pepper. Cheese and butterfat is usually added too.

Bolo de Macaxeira – A cake that uses cassava in its cake batter, resulting in a peculiar taste.

General Information

Local Time is UCT/GMT – 3

Currency is the same all over Brazil - BRL – R$ - Brazilian Reais. Pronounced as Re-eyes (plural) or Re-owl (singular). No establishment accepts payment in any currency other than BRL.

Tap water is not drinkable. You should only drink bottled water. That is what you’ll be served when you ask for “water” anywhere you go.

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