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Praia De Iracema

Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Ranked #21 of 86 attractions in Fortaleza
Type: Beaches
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West Sacramento, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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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Banjul, Gambia
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9 attraction reviews
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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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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Iracema beach is located in the central beachfront area of Fortaleza. This is trully a tourist area of the city, with so many hotels, restaurants, as well as the world-famous handicraft night fair. The beach sidewalk if perfect for a walking during sunset.

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Fortaleza, CE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Iracema Beach is between Fortaleza's city center and the port. Shares the beautiful turquoise water color that all of Ceara`s beaches has! Pollution levels go beyond making it safe to swim but that has not stopped the locals and visiting celebraties including Jennifer Lopes from swiming in it.. I guess if you draw the line at cooling yourself off in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

A less used beach... which suited us just perfect! The waves are much larger than the ones just south and the lead in is shorter with a deeper drop. Even strong swimmers should be more aware. Water is clear and blue. Sand is hot and granular and so pleasant. There is a coconut stall right stationed there (R2.50 each).

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

That´s a good beach to take a walk, get an ocean breeze, maybe jogging a little... but local ppl say it´s unfit for bathing, although it looks clean and you do see local ppl in there. Sometimes I think they say it to push tourists to other farer beaches to help on the growth of the city... I don´t know,... More

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