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Address: Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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$44*
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Fortaleza City Tour

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Lovely beach but need to be careful

I did not quite get on the beach or enjoyed the beach. However, I did see the beach and did some shopping by the beach in the night market. The skyline is beautiful and the water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
Dr_Animesh_Jain
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Mangalore, India
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Sevagram, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Start early and join the regular joggers on the road. Very few walk on the beach. Tide can be high. Stay safe as some areas seem shady. The market is great in the evening. Buy Brazilian lace and a hammock

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Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I did not quite get on the beach or enjoyed the beach. However, I did see the beach and did some shopping by the beach in the night market. The skyline is beautiful and the water looks pristine blue. It is a lovely beach. Many people come here as well as early morning people are seen jogging or running along... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I don't recommend to enjoy the beach. We were mugged and one of the robbers tried to hurt us. (They r a kind of pickpockets) Being inside the beach bars which are less exposed to the beach is ok.

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Fortaleza, CE
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This beach is used mostly for walks at the beach. The proximity with the city makes it polluted and not good for a swim. However it is a great place to walk during the nights in Fortaleza.

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Salvador - Bahia - Brasil
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Don't try to swim on this beach, it's not clean. but the view is amazing. You can take great pictures. It's also a good place to walk, to see the sunrise, get an ice cream, buy some traditional gifts you have a great time on the begin of night.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Meireles beach is where most of Fortaleza's big hotels, restaurants and the famous handicrafts and souvenirs 'feirinha' are located. I would not swim there as it just looks (and smells!) unsafe. Fortaleza is one of those places where great riches and extreme poverty live side by side and this beach is certainly a strong example of that. Beware of the... More 

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Vancouver
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84 helpful votes 84 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Maine
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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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