Fortaleza was elected the sunniest capital of Brazil by Brazilian Travel Agencies. In 2013 there were 239 days of sunshine in Fortaleza, thus justifying the nickname “Land of Light “.
Also the capital where the sun shines all year is also known as the "capital of happiness”, a place where there is always fun, beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife. With a population of nearly 3 million people, Fortaleza is a city with a strong tourist population. The town has modern shopping malls with numerous options of stores, cinemas, restaurants, snack bars, children's attractions and theater. There are also two markets that offer the most beautiful hand craft and delicious local foods, one located in Beira Mar and another in downtown, called Mercado Central.
One of the nicest areas of the city is called: the Beira Mar ( a water front area), that stretches from Iracema Beach until Meireles. It offers about 6 km of restaurants , cafeterias , craft fair , ice cream shops , jogging areas , skate rentals , bike areas , kayak riding, and stand-up paddle. In this area fun is never lacking .
This region is only 3km from the old town center , 6km from Futuro Beach and 15km from the international airport Pinto Martins .
For those who want to go further to explore and discover other beaches we suggest in the South Coast from Fortaleza: Canoa Quebrada, Morro Branco and Praia das Fontes and in the North Coast: Jericoacoara , Lagoinha , Cumbuco and Taiba.