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Fortaleza
Beaches are the top draw in this sunny, rapidly developing city, particularly bohemian, party-hearty Iracema, family-friendly Meireles, fishing and boating base camp Mucuripe and low-key Praia do Futuro. Stalls at the Mercado Central or Feirinha Beira Mar brim with local handicrafts, ranging from ceramics to lacework and leather goods. The Dutch-built Fortress of Nossa Senhora da Assunção in the city center, constructed in 1649, marks the spot where Fortaleza originated.

All things to do » Things to do

Morro Branco
Morro Branco
Attraction type: Beaches
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Arena Castelao
Arena Castelao
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Cachaca Museum
Cachaca Museum
Attraction type: Museums
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Crocobeach
Crocobeach
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Praia de Cumbuco
Praia de Cumbuco
This popular beach is known for its picturesque dunes.
Attraction type: Beaches
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Emporio Brownie
Emporio Brownie
Ranked #1 of 4,122 Restaurants in Fortaleza
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Cabana del Primo
Cabana del Primo
Ranked #2 of 4,122 Restaurants in Fortaleza
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurante COCO BAMBU FRUTOS DO MAR
Restaurante COCO BAMBU FRUTOS DO MAR
Ranked #3 of 4,122 Restaurants in Fortaleza
Price: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Coco Bambu Meireles
Coco Bambu Meireles
Ranked #4 of 4,122 Restaurants in Fortaleza
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Brazilian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
San Paolo
San Paolo
Ranked #5 of 4,122 Restaurants in Fortaleza
Cuisines: Ice Cream

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hostel Borogodo
Hostel Borogodo
$29 - $56
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Porto Belo Praia Hotel
Porto Belo Praia Hotel
$42 - $59
Ranked #6 of 90 Fortaleza B&B and Inns
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Backpackers Ceara Hostel
Backpackers Ceara Hostel
$20 - $30
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Studio Iracema 1801
Studio Iracema 1801
$63 - $109 (BRL 149 - 258)
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Hotel Diogo Fortaleza
3.0 of 5
Hotel Diogo Fortaleza
$92 - $234
Ranked #9 of 91 Hotels in Fortaleza
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Hotel Pousada Tres Caravelas
Hotel Pousada Tres Caravelas
$60 - $79
Ranked #1 of 90 Fortaleza B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Gran Marquise
4.0 of 5
Hotel Gran Marquise
$168 - $226
Ranked #1 of 91 Hotels in Fortaleza
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Carmel Charme Resort
4.5 of 5 Carmel Charme Resort
$240 - $852
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Aquiraz
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Vila Gale Cumbuco
4.0 of 5 Vila Gale Cumbuco
$258 - $464
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Caucaia
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