By Lara Lanna
Translation: Miguel Albanez
The Brazilian Northeast is world-renowned for its beautiful beaches and stunning scenery. Ceará, especially the eastern coast of the state, is a jewel for lovers of paradisiacal beaches and stunning landscapes. With destinations such as Morro Branco, Caponga, Canoa Quebrada and Pontal de Maceió, tourists can experience a unique mix of natural beauty, local culture, adventure and relaxation.
In the cities mentioned below, you will find a variety of accommodation options, from cozy inns to luxury resorts. Restaurants and bars offer delicious local cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh seafood dishes. Even on the beaches, internet access and other amenities are also available in most places.
DISCOVER SOME BEACHES ON THE EAST COAST OF CEARÁ:
Located about 37 miles south of Fortaleza, in the municipality of Cascavel, Caponga is another pearl on the east coast of Ceará. This fishing village enchants visitors with its calm beaches and peaceful atmosphere. Those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city will find a perfect retreat here. Caponga beach is also surrounded by dunes and coconut trees, providing a truly serene and enchanting experience. Caponga is famous for its raft tours, which take visitors to nearby reefs where they can observe the rich marine life through crystal clear waters.
- Pontal do Maceió
Pontal de Maceió is a beach located in the municipality of Fortim, approximately 84 miles from Fortaleza. The place is known for its tranquility and natural beauty, providing a relaxing environment for tourists. The landscape is also covered by coconut groves and lagoons that form during low tide. Pontal de Maceió is a popular destination for kitesurfers and windsurfers, as well as kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, due to its consistent winds and calm waters, providing ideal conditions for these exciting sports.
- Canoa Quebrada
Located in the municipality of Aracati, Canoa Quebrada is one of the most famous beaches in Ceará, known for itsbohemian atmosphere and vibrant nightlife. This former fishing village has been transformed into an internationally known tourist destination. The red cliffs, the turquoise sea and the vast sand dunes are just some of the features that make Canoa Quebrada a truly special place. The town’s main street, “Broadway”, is full of bars, restaurants and craft shops, offering a wide range of entertainment for visitors. Another popular spot in the area is the famous “Barraca Chega Mais”, which has become a mandatory stop for tourists who want to enjoy live music, delicious food and exotic cocktails.
- Morro Branco
Finally, located in the municipality of Beberibe, about 53 miles east of Fortaleza, Morro Branco is one of the most picturesque beaches in Ceará. It is famous for its multicolored cliffs, sculpted by water and wind over the centuries. These unique formations provide a spectacular backdrop for visitors and are perfect for unforgettable photos. In addition to the cliffs, tourists can enjoy beaches with fine sand and crystal-clear waters, ideal for bathing and relaxing. Tourists can also enjoy buggy rides through the dunes and enjoy the panoramic views from the top of the cliffs. An interesting fact is that Morro Branco is known as the “Land of Colored Sands”. Local artists use sand from the cliffs to create works of art in bottles, producing enchanting souvenirs for visitors.
When To Go?
The best time to visit the beaches on the east coast of Ceará is during the dry season, which runs from July to December. During this period, the region enjoys a more stable climate, with less rain and sunny days. The months of August to November, in particular, are recommended for those looking for a perfect setting to relax by the sea. The dry season offers calmer waters, blue skies, and pleasant temperatures, creating an environment conducive to boating, diving, kitesurfing, and other water activities.
It is important to remember that, even during the dry season, the weather can change, and there may occasionally be cloudy days or occasional rain. Therefore, it is always a good idea to check the weather forecast before planning your trip. Avoid visiting the beaches on the east coast of Ceará during the rainy season, which generally runs from January to June.
Another very interesting and enchanting attraction in eastern Ceará and considered a must-see in the Brazilian Northeast is Canoa Quebrada beach, in the municipality of Aracati.
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