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Praia De Iracema

Address: Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Ranked #21 of 92 Attractions in Fortaleza
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Fortaleza has a long coastline of beaches. Each little district has its own name, and Iracema is full of unique opportunities. Vendors are out selling artisan goods and local delicacies. While the beach is nicer up the coast, this area is active. Soccer being played, rollerblading & skateboarding, tight rope walkers among the palms, and some good people watching. Not... More

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Collingwood, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Apparently it's one of two nice beaches in Fortaleza, and that may be true but it's not a beach you ever want to visit. The windy was insane, rubbish everywhere, smelt of urine, paths around the beach were covered in something very gross. I've been to lots of basic/third world beaches and this one (and Futuro) would be at the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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