Fortaleza The capital city of the State of Ceará, has been for decades one of the most popular destinations of Brazilian tourists. In recent years, the fame of Fortaleza has been gaining the world, and the number of Europeans, North and South Americans travelers coming to Ceará has grown fast.
What attracts so many Brazilian and foreigners to Fortaleza? Rather than pointing out one single reason, it is safer to say that visitors are attracted by a combination of the sunny beaches, the busy and safe nightlife, the delicious culinary, the rich Brazilian culture, the very peaceful and friendly people.
Attractions abound in Fortaleza. Starting with the beautiful central border formed by the beaches of Iracema, Meireles and Fortaleza, united by the Avenida Beira Mar, a meeting point for tourists and residents at the time of sunset. The 11 km of the center, the Futuro beach is perfect for a dip too stewardship – the various stalls offer not only the typical crab claws and crab roasted snapper in coarse salt, but also fresh water showers, chairs, umbrellas and lots of entertainment.
How to get there
Fortaleza has a modern airport that receives flights from different Brazilian and foreign airlines. For those already in the northeast and likes to make car trips, our advice is to take a serious care of the distances between Fortaleza and your point of origin. Distances in Brazil can surprise.
The Fortaleza International Airport, Pinto Martins Airport (FOR) is one of the main means of arrival for those visiting the capital Cearese and destinations such as Canoa Quebrada and Jericoacoara. Companies like Gol, TAM, Avianca and Azul, as well as international KLM, Delta and TAP, have regular flights between Fortaleza and cities like São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, Belem, Brasilia and Recife.
As the distances between the Northeastern capitals are relatively small, make a bus trip is no big deal and not always take so long. Buses are also an interesting alternative for those who want to save money.
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