Fortaleza is the primary gateway from Europe to Brazil’s north coast and is known for its beaches and vibrant nightlife, whilst offering easy access to some amazing nearby beach destinations.
The city has an iconic skyline where tall hotels line the city’s lengthy beach front. The water is warm all year round and even off Iracema beach, in the heart of the city, is perfectly clean for swimming. The beaches are lined with bars and a fabulous night market, perfect for buying Havaianas and all other necessary gear you might need for the beach.
Not far from the beach are great restaurants and some wonderful nightlife, with the popular Forro music of the north being widely heard. Aside from nightlife the city has an abundance of green spaces and museums to keep you busy during the day if you can tear yourself away from the beach.
It will makes a great base for a holiday or a starting point for a greater exploration of the northern coast.