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Fortaleza, a Fun Brazilian Tourist Destination   by Arty Blazer

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The capital of the Ceara province, Fortaleza offers plenty to any tourist traveling to the Northeast part of Brazil. If you choose Fortaleza as the final point of your trip, you will discover it is the perfect spot for tourists, where the sun shines bright, the weather is perfect, the ocean is amazing, and the accommodations are very comfortable. If you like to dance until dawn, Fortaleza is the place for you as its bustling nightlife attracts the young crowd.

The best known beaches in Fortaleza are Iracema and Meireles.
The ocean is crowded by fishing boats and other types of vessels as many use these waters for their amusement. An interesting fact about these beaches is that they are connected via boardwalks. The tropical gardens, the coconut trees, the interesting sculptures, sports facilities, and the stores where you can buy all kinds of things make these beaches the main attraction in Fortaleza. Here when you want to cool yourself you can just buy an ice cream or some coconut water as they are sold everywhere.

If you are looking for a more secluded beach experience, what you need to do is travel to Praia do Futuro. From here you can barely see the tall buildings of the city and most people on the beach are in search of a more laid back atmosphere. 

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Tents are placed throughout the beach and they offer many conveniences, although this may not be something you would expect. You will also find here some fine restaurants and popular concert halls.

For the traveler in search of a cultural experience, there is nothing easier that paying a visit to Theatro Jose de Alencar. The theater is one hundred years old and it exhibits a unique architecture that travelers love to take pictures of.
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The traditions are well preserved, although you may not expect this from a city with 2.5 million inhabitants. This is easily noticeable if you take a look at handcrafted items that are sold here and the cuisine. Items created and designed in the traditional style can be bought from the many fairs organized in Fortaleza, as well as from malls or the Central Market and Tourism Center. The area is famous for its ceramics, lace, and leather items.

The cuisine relies on seafood and word has it that the crab served here is like no other. On Thursdays many restaurants celebrate the Night of the crab by serving different dishes based around it.

For a visit back in time, don't forget to see the Schoonenborch Fort, built several hundreds of years ago by Dutch rulers. The fort is located in close proximity to the Metropolitan Cathedral so it is hard to miss.

For a full day with the kids head to the water park in Porto das Dunas where they can enjoy the water slides, the pools, and the artificial river.

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Comfort Hotel Fortaleza
Comfort Hotel Fortaleza is ideally located right on the shores of Meireles Beach. This Fortaleza hotel is close to the Banco do Nordeste Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste) and the Dragão do Mar Center of Art and Culture (Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura) on Iracema Beach (Praia de Iracema), which is home to many bars and restaurants. The Bridge of the English (Ponte dos Ingleses) is located near Iracema and is the perfect location to watch sunsets and spot dolphin. Guests of this Fortaleza hotel will enjoy amenities like free full breakfast and free weekday newspaper. Be sure to take advantage of the hotel's on-site exercise room. After a busy day, relax in the outdoor pool.
Golden Tulip Iate Plaza Fortaleza
Golden Tulip Iate Plaza Hotel is located at the most strategically point in Fortaleza beach coast, right above the sea. Situated in front of Mucuripe beach, 7 km from the city center, a few steps from the traditional Yacht Club. The hotel has a vast selection of leisure and cultural activities nearby.  The Golden Tulip Iate Plaza counts with  room service 24hs and a restaurant with a splendid view overlooking the sea, specialized in international and regional dishes. All 232 rooms are well equipped with air conditioning, individual safe, Cable TV, 2 telephone lines with high speed internet access, minibar, worktable, living room, pantry bar, microwave and balcony, with a splendid view of the sea. Complete bathroom with bathtub and shower.
Maredomus Hotel Fortaleza
In Fortaleza, there is a place for you to stay. Whether you come for leisure or business,  if you would like a peaceaful and comfortable hotel, close to everything, we suggest Maredomus Hotel.  At Maredomus you donít only enjoy the beauty and turistic attractions of Ceara. Breakfast  with generous variety, included in daily rate.  From 6:15am to 10am; Food Service, at the restaurant, in the room (Room service) or top deck, until 10pm; Menu , including lasagne, grilled fillets, soups, salads and sandwiches; Itís just a five minute walk to any of the neighboring restaurants. There are plenty of restaurants in Praia de Iracema (Iracema Beach).
Othon Palace Fortaleza
Othon Palace Fortaleza, situated on the seafront, is a short walk from the beach. It features a gym, sauna and outdoor swimming pool with a sun lounger terrace and bar. All of the air conditioned rooms are equipped with a work desk and cable TV. Guests can enjoy a range of Italian dishes La Terraza Alfredo restaurant or a cocktail at the pool bar. In addition to picturesque beaches Fortaleza offers a wealth of other attractions. Portugal Square, Del Passio Shopping Centre and the famous handicraft market are all within walking distance of the hotel.
Vila Gale Hotel Fortaleza
Offering every accommodation to fit business or leisure travellers, the Vila Gale Hotel Fortaleza assures you a home away from home experience.  The Vila Gale Hotel is overlooking the beach and is 16 kilometres from the Airport. Positioned just 9 kilometres from the city centre, this hotel is close to various monuments, discotheques and bars.  At the Dunas Restaurant, you can savour a wide variety of delicacies. The Lobby Bar is a perfect place to enjoy a fine drink and unwind with friends after a hard day's work.  Also available onsite is swimming pool that will delight those who wish to rest after an intense day of work or sightseeing.
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