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“Fortaleza ”
Oct 14, 2017
“It's a small fort but more to see than you think. Take your time”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Praia da Fortaleza, Ilha do Mel, State of Parana 83251-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went whit the boat to Brasilia...and then we walk about 4 km...towards Fortaleza. At the last bit of trail.. about 50-100 m left...The tide got in our way...and we have to walk back. Nobody told us obout it. So you have to be there...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michael F
Reviewed October 14, 2017

If you walk to the fort from the south it looks very small, but really get into it, and you can even go up a few hundred metres to a look out with an actual modern gun battery (although unclear what they are aiming at...),...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Wouter K
Reviewed March 24, 2016

If you make your way over to this beach you will find an almost empty beach with extremely little commercial activity. There a some B&Bs there but many of them are only open over the high season.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Magnus632014
Reviewed February 15, 2016

Nice beach next to the fortress. It is closer to the bay, next to the ocean. Accordingly, hot water, small waves. Good for children. You can swim there, toured the castle. Separately, I would not go there.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Olga K
Reviewed January 26, 2016

The beach is calm, flat and with fewer people and houses compared to other beaches that have some kind of services (there are other totally natural beaches, however). The Fortress in the north part of the beach is worth a visit. It is also possible...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank G1464RAdaniela
Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

There are fewer people in this beach comparing with Farol and Encantadas. It is a long and clean beach, excellent to families and to sand sports. Travelers will reach the Fortress by foot after a half hour walk from Nova Brasilia, and may walk further...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank G1464RAdaniela
Reviewed October 22, 2015

It's a nice beach with the fort/museum to visit!! You can rent a bike to get there or go walking! You sometimes spot some dolphins from there! Really nice!! Not many options of food/drinks, so I recommend you take them with you. It takes around...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Lifeontheroad_JM
Reviewed September 19, 2015

We walked here from Nova Brasilia when the tide was out, the fort is an interesting place to visit with great views from the gun emplacements at the top. We took the trail which runs behind the beach back. The beach is so vast I...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Beverley_11
Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

The fort is a beautiful place to visit. It is like an open air museum. It is such a beautiful landscape to take pictures too. If you dont like to walk you can rent a bike in the vila and pedal to there.

Date of experience: February 2015
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