Ceará has 573 km of coastline. In some cities, like the capital Fortaleza, the sun shines more than 200 days a year. It is a perfect destination for those who want to swim at the sea in any season.
Where to go?
Fortaleza is the capital of Ceará. Praia do Futuro (Futuro Beach) is the favorite place of the inhabitants and visitors: in its 8km coast line you will find clean waters, white sands, many waves, freshwater showers and many kiosks and restaurants (some of them with pools). That is the reason why attracts families as well as surfers and sailors.
Among its main tourist attractions are the famous Dragão do Mar Center for Art and Culture, with multiple galleries, museums, cinemas and theaters, or the spectacular Metropolitan Cathedral of Fortaleza.
In Aracati you will find one of the most famous beaches in Ceará: Canoa Quebrada. The former fishing village was dis-covered as a tourist destination in the 1960s, when movie makers from French New Wake got there.
While attracting many visitors, Canoa Quebrada retains much of its original rustic atmosphere. You can see rafts in the sea. Colorful cliffs which contribute for the place reputation are still there: beautifully preserved.
Next to the beach is the Canoa Quebrada village, a great place to visit after a day at sea. The downtown shops sell local handicrafts. And the restaurants, some of them run by international chefs, serve delicious meals.
Jericoacoara is the 4th best beach in the world according to the newspaper Huffington Post.
Despite the title, the fishing village lifestyle is very busy. Jericoacoara is 250km from Fortaleza. Its streets are made by sand and there is no street lighting. There’s a good explanation for it: first, you only get there by 4×4 vehicles; second, the place became a National Park which ensures the preservation of its nature.
Once you visit the city, you cannot miss its warm and crystal clear water lagoons, great for swimming. The city is known by its lakes: rustic Azul Lake and better structured Paraíso Lake. Both share the same surface water, very popular for kitesurfing practitioners.