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Day trips from Fortaleza

From Fortaleza numerous excursions are possible to the enchanting villages of the state of Cearà.Jeep excursions can be purchased in the evening at reasonable prices from numerous organizations in front of the artisanal market of the Beira Mar. Examples of prices per person for the day trips are: Morro Branco and Praia das Fontes: 35 reais, Canoa Quebrada: 40 reais, Lagoinha: 35 reais. Another possibility, especially for 3-4 people travelling together, is to negotiate a price with a taxi driver for a day trip taking the whole day.

canoa quebradaCanoa Quebrada

Hippy paradise in the '70s, Canoa Quebrada is an enchanting village located 150 km south of Fortaleza. It offers the possibility of excursions on the sand dunes on dune buggies (the price for a ride of one hour and a half is about 100-120 reais for up to 4 people). Canoa Quebrada also boasts a lively nightlife in its main street, the Broadway. To better enjoy the beaches and nightlife it can be a good idea to spend a night here in one of its many pousadas.

Morro Branco and Praia das Fontes

Another interesting excursion is the one to Morro Branco (85 km from Fortaleza), with its cliffs of naturally coloured sand, from where it is possible to reach through a dune buggy the beaches of Praia das Fontes with their springs (the cost of the excursion in dune buggy is of about 100-150 reais up to 4 people for one hour and a half).


jericoaraLocated 35 km from Fortaleza, Cumbuco is a fishing village particularly appreciated by kite surfers. Dune buggy excursions are available also here with the possibility to visit the lagoons in the area.


105 km north of Fortaleza, Lagoinha is a beautiful fishing village that offers superb views of beaches, coconut trees, dunes and little bays. Its beaches are less attended by tourists.


Considerata una delle spiagge più belle del mondo, Jericoacoara, chiamata anche più sinteticamente Jeri, si trova nello stato del Cearà, a circa 350 km (cioè 7 ore di viaggio) da Fortaleza. Per poter godere della sua bellissima spiaggia, spettacolari paesaggi, vivace vita notturna e stile di vita rilassante è consigliabile soggiornarvi un paio di notti.

Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Jericoacoara, also more concisely called Jeri, is located in the state of Ceara, about 350 km (ie 7 hours drive) from Fortaleza. In order to enjoy its beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery, vibrant nightlife and relaxed lifestyle it is advisable to stay here for a couple of nights.




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