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Praia De Iracema

Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Ranked #21 of 91 Attractions in Fortaleza
Type: Beaches
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Barcelona, Spain
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Full of barracas for tourists who don't know (like I didnt in the first week I was here) how much a caipirinha should cost. No, not 15. No, not 20. About 4-6, depending where you go. I speak Portuguese but the count on the fact that gringos are rich and they don't care/know if they don't get the right price... More

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Calgary, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
90 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Because it is very famous. It is also very crowded. But worth to go and spend the day or a few hours. Take some time to go at night and visit the local handmade local production craft fair. I have wallets and bags that seems to last forever.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Like the warm water and the nice and helpfull beach food&beverage. Lot's of waste in the beach and in the walkway near it. Very crowded at weekends.

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Ningbo, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a good clean beach and it feels a lot safer than the rest of Fortaleza. You can walk a few kilometers along it and we kids playing football etc and the sunset almost goes into the ocean so you can take nice photos.

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West Sacramento, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There's plenty of people walking around taking pictures and going to the broad walk also to the Fifa Fan Fest for the World Cup, but the water is just great for any age. For now a bit on the dirty side because of so many visitors due to the games, but really nice. Sun comes up super early and water... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Praia da Iracema is ok during the day but should be avoided by families at night, during which time it turns into Fortaleza's red light zone.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Best place to stay in Fortaleza because of the restaurants and shops, beach is not good, water not clean.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

As you sitting at simple tents to have a meal or drinks dont be afraid to try fresh lobster or shirinp cooked by locals that may aproach your table, and make sure you say no to all the many people that WILL aproach uor table to sale you something

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Australia
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570 reviews 570 reviews
333 attraction reviews
489 helpful votes 489 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This prime beach is named for a character ‘Iracema’ in a famous novel by the writer José de Alencar (the city theatre is named for him). Many restaurants, nightclubs and hotels line this long stretch of sand. From Ingleses Bridge, a superb view can be seen right along the beach with many high rises dominating the area. Come for the... More

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Banjul, Gambia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Despite the advice from friends, took long walks along Iracema Beach and found the enthusiasm of other walkers and joggers, enthused me to walk longer and more. Never felt more safe in the multitude of people excercising from 5 AM onwards.. Great feeling.

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