Fortaleza, Brazil: Travel/Tourist Guide

Fortaleza is the capital city of the state of Ceará in the Northeast region of Brazil. It is the 5th largest city in the country with a population of almost 2.55 million. 

Getting There

Pinto Martins International Airport serves the city. There are flights from Brazilian and South American capitals. 

Climate and Geography

The city has a tropical wet and dry climate. The rainy season is from January to July and the dry season is from August to December. 

Attractions

There are several urban beaches in Fortaleza like Praia de Iracema and Meireles, but these are not for swimming. Praia do Futuro is more suited for swimming, though the current can sometimes be very strong.

The landmarks that tourists go to include Farol do Mucuripe, Forte Nan de Praire statue, Palácio da Luz, and Castelão football stadium.

Many festivals are celebrated in Fortaleza. Ceará Music is a music festival held in October for three nights at R$40 per night. Fortal is the city's carnival held in Praia do Futuro every July. Vida e Arte is a festival that begins from the New Year until March.