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Meireles Beach

Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Ranked #22 of 89 attractions in Fortaleza
Type: Beaches
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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
58 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

While not as wild as Futuro, this beach nevertheless provides a place to spend an afternoon, whether walking the shore, swimming in much gentler swells, admiring the jangadas sailing out on the bay, or relaxing with your toes sunk in the sand with a drink in one of the many beachfront restaurants.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The highlights: * good safe environment around solid hotels (I stayed in hotel there) * nice market nearby every day starting at 1700pm * there's more police there then any other part of the city I suspect? It's safe * there are quite a few nice restaurants at the beach front with daily fresh sea food The lowlights: * no... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I'd avoid it.... Unless you enjoy swimming in trash. The water and the beach are filled with all types of litter--cigarette butts, plastic bags, plastic bottles. Even by Brazilian standards, this beach is filthy.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It is a great place to walk for a couple of miles morning and evening along with all the local people. The beach-side outdoor bars/restaurants serve amazing fresh shrimps cooked in olive oil and garlic for a very reasonable price. The evening market is not as good as it was some years ago when there were more crafts, especially local... More

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Bucksport, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I've stayed at the Quality Hotel on this beach a few times for business. I give it a 2 out of 5 because I've seen worse beaches in Brazil... There are hookers and people peddling stuff everywhere. You cannot sit down and have a beer in peace without one or the other (or both) harassing you. It's annoying.

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Brasilia, DF
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Not good to bathe in the water. Ok for sun bathing. Sea shore is a very good place for joggin early in the day or early evening.

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Rio de Janeiro
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Meireles is a fairly nice beach. But the main attraction is the typical fair, with all kind of things from the state of Ceará, from 5:00 pm till 10 pm. Besides that many good restaurants along the sea cost, with a nice atmosphere.

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rio de janeiro
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183 reviews 183 reviews
31 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Very dirty beach and ugly bars, prostitution eveywhere.

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San Bruno
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Few urban beaches are so full of life. Early in the morning, since 4:30AM, runners start their day. Laters, people come to enjoy the beach (not so wonderful, but plenty of good sights). Or maybe, windsurfing and boat riding. On sunset, joy explodes. Sports, walking, restaurants, outdoor life, shopping. Everything. Few hours here, and you`ll find life can be easier.... More

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