State of Ceará
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Our most recommended State of Ceará Beach Trips

From Jericoacoara: Preá Beach and Paradise Lagoon Tour

1. From Jericoacoara: Preá Beach and Paradise Lagoon Tour

Discover the highlights of the stunning coastline around Jericoacoara, with round-trip transport from the city. You will be picked up from your hotel at around 9 am to start this full-day activity through the beautiful landscapes near Jericoacoara. Stop for a photo at the Tree of Laziness, an amazing tree that grows horizontally by the sea. Pass by Praia do Preá, a traditional fishing village where the local culture is still preserved. Continue to Lagun Beach and relax in turquoise water. Stroll through the local forest to reach your next stop, Lagoa do Paraíso. Take time to relax and swim in this beautiful place. Finally, stop at the sand dunes for amazing photos on the way back to Jericoacoara, where you will be dropped back at your hotel. The tour ends at 03:30 PM

From Fortaleza: Morro Branco, Fontes, & Canoa Quebrada Beach

2. From Fortaleza: Morro Branco, Fontes, & Canoa Quebrada Beach

Your first stop will be in Morro Branco, about 50 miles (85 km) from Fortaleza, where you will walk through the beach and see the main feature of Morro Branco which includes the cliffs with colorful sands, formed by years of erosion caused by wind. After that, you will do a brief visit to Fontes Beach, in Beberibe.  The last stop is at one of the most popular and visited beaches in Ceará, Canoa Quebrada. The red cliffs and the lifestyle of the natives give the old fishing village of Aracati, 175 kilometers from the fortress, a different energy from anywhere else. Canoa Quebrada is famous for being home to Broadway do Nordeste, a street diverse in cultures and types of gastronomy. When arriving in Canoa, head to the beach shack with all services you need. The rest of the time will be free for you to enjoy the beach, take a great swim in the sea, and taste the wonderful local cuisine. The return of the tour takes place around 4:00 PM, with expected arrival in Fortaleza at 7:00 PM.

From Fortaleza: Day Trip to Jericoacoara

3. From Fortaleza: Day Trip to Jericoacoara

Enjoy a relaxing day exploring Jericoacoara beach and its surroundings. You will be picked up from your seafront hotel around 4:00 AM to begin your comfortable journey to Jijoca de Jericoacoara, which is 320km from Fortaleza. Upon arrival, 4.5 to 5 hours later, you will be transferred to a 4x4 vehicle to ride through the breathtaking sand dunes of "Jeri".  Discover the famous "Árvore da Preguiça", the sloth-shaped tree, located on the east coast of Jericoacoara. You will also discover Lagun Beach, a charming turquoise lake. Marvel at the dunes of Jericoacoara and enjoy a stroll through the beautiful city of Jericoacoara, before relaxing in the fascinating Lagoa do Paraíso. Your tour will end around 4:00 PM in Jericoacoara. After a smooth transfer back to Fortaleza, you can expect to arrive at your hotel around 10:00 PM.

Jericoacoara: Tatajuba Beach Tour

4. Jericoacoara: Tatajuba Beach Tour

Start the tour at 09 AM departing for Praia de Mangue Seco, a small fishing village where about 200 families live. In this beautiful landscape, see mangrove trees and a lagoon of blue water - the natural habitat of small seahorses. Then stop at Rio Guriú about 10 km from Jericoacoara. Discover how the small village of Guriú is part of an Environmental Protection Area - APA. From there you have the option of renting a rustic boat and passing through large rock formations on the other side of the river. At the end of the tour, stop at a bar along the coast for some delicious optional snacks. Finally, visit Lago Grande, a beautiful lake surrounded by dunes, where you can relax in hammocks submerged in the water. After that, you will be returned to your accommodations in Jericoacoara at approximately 03:30 PM

Fortaleza: Cumbuco Beach Day Trip

5. Fortaleza: Cumbuco Beach Day Trip

Start your day with pickup from your seafront hotel and head to Cumbuco Beach, located 30 kilometers from Fortaleza.  Once you arrive, spend a full day at one of the most beautiful beaches in the state of Ceará. Relax on the firm white sand or swim in the calm blue sea. Get some food and drinks from the many huts located all along the beach. Enjoy a typical local lunch in one of the restaurants of the quiet village.  Enjoy a buggy ride across the beach, or slide down the famous dunes. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are also available. After your day on the beach, return to Fortaleza at about 4:00 PM.

From Fortaleza: Lagoinha Beach Day Trip

6. From Fortaleza: Lagoinha Beach Day Trip

Begin the day with pickup from your accommodation in Fortaleza. Sit back and relax as you’re driven approximately 124 km to Lagoinha, one of the most stunning beaches on the coast of Ceará state. Stop first for an optional lunch. Then its time to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Lagoinha beach. Take advantage of the year-round sunshine and the warm ocean that’s ideal for swimming. Sunbathe on the sand as a gentle breeze rolls past. Head up to the viewpoint at Lagoinha beach, which allows you a great view of the surroundings. Opt for local tours that are paid on-site, such as visiting Almécegas lagoon or taking a buggy ride.

From Fortaleza: Águas Belas Beach Day Trip

7. From Fortaleza: Águas Belas Beach Day Trip

Start your day with pickup from your seafront hotel or at the meeting point and head to Águas Belas Beach, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Fortaleza. Upon arrival, marvel at this hidden paradise. Though small in extension, Águas Belas' natural beauty fully compensates for its small geography. The perennial meeting of the Mal Cozinhado River with the Atlantic Ocean, amidst a carpet of white dunes, is a spectacle for nature lovers. While there, admire the changing scenery throughout the day and the delightful waters. Explore the trails that unveil, miles of unspoiled coastline, the tranquil Barra Nova beach with its unspoiled natural pools, and dozens of crystal-clear lagoons framed by lush vegetation. Soak up the scenery of dunes, reddish cliffs, and villages lost in the landscape. Enjoy free time relaxing at the beach, and savor a local lunch (not included). On the spot, you can also purchase an optional buggy ride, then a ferry will take you to cross the river. Return to Fortaleza around 4 PM.

Fortaleza: Beach Park Round-Trip Transfer

8. Fortaleza: Beach Park Round-Trip Transfer

Take advantage of round-trip transportation to and from Beach Park, located 22 km from Fortaleza. This incredible complex by the beach brings together more than 18 attractions, classified from radical to family activities.  Explore over 200,000 square meters of water park attractions, 4 resorts, and a pleasant beach area, where visitors can experience unforgettable culinary options for lunch or dinner. The transfer tour lasts for 1 day, with a morning departure from Fortaleza and return at around 5 PM.

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What people are saying about State of Ceará

Overall rating

2.7 / 5

based on 9 reviews

The beaches and the landscape was great !!!! Just great. Of course, the total journey time was a bit long at around 4 hours. But from Fortaleza the sights are about 160 km away. Attention: The driver cannot be expected to speak in English / German. The passengers may not (Brazil!). So as a German you should be able to use the sign language or a little Portuguese.

Pick up on time at the hotel. Friendly staff. The beaches are really amazing! Morro Branco is stunning! A lot of hidden costs but you can easily avoid them. And the tours are still beautiful!! Very long trip so sleep well the day before. But it’s worth it a lot!!

Superb day from Jericoacoara We really enjoyed this excursion, the guide was really great Only downside: he only speaks Portuguese, like 99% of Brazilians... We recommend this excursion!

This is quite a commercial tour but it did all it promised and the Paradise Lagoon is indeed nice.

She is very pretty but only to stay a couple of days