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Meireles Beach

Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Ranked #23 of 91 Attractions in Fortaleza
Type: Beaches
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Fortaleza, CE
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248 reviews 248 reviews
220 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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148 reviews 148 reviews
59 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Brasilia, DF
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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254 reviews 254 reviews
69 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Very dirty beach and ugly bars, prostitution eveywhere.

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