In this “City Tour” you, the visitor, are invited to discover the history and uniqueness of the beautiful city of Fortaleza. The Portuguese colonists were the first non-native settlers in Ceará that, in dispute with dutchmen around the Fort of Schooneborch, founded a small village that would officially become the city of Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, on April 13, 1726. Today, the city is the fifth largest in Brazil with a population of 2.2 Million.
You’ll experience the full spectrum of the city, from young Fortaleza to old. You’ll experience first hand the diversity and beauty of the city’s well maintained historical buildings including: the Metropolitan Cathedral, Central Market, the President Castelo Branco Mausoleum, the Martyr’s Square, the Center of Tourism, the Statue of Iracema, the Beach of Meireles with its famous crafts fair, the beach that shelters the Rafts Harbour of Mucuripe and the famous beach “Praia do Futuro.”
On to the Sol Poente Route and discover a haven of countless natural beauties. At 37km east of Fortaleza, in the district of Caucaia, we find Cumbuco Beach. Originally an ancient fisherman colony, Cumbuco is a beautiful place with a surprising sand dune landscape punctuated only by mini oasis of green coconut trees and sparkling ponds. You’ll have all the vacation amenities you need to relax, with classic hotels, bars and restaurants nearby.
When you’re done relaxing and ready for action, Cumbuco offers: rustic raft rides and exciting dune buggy rides on the moving dunes, or take a shot at the local sport, ski-bunda where riders take a speed sled down the giant sand dunes, picking up speed before crashing into the refreshing waters of the pond of Parnamirim. You can also try the fun horseback ride. All of them are optionals and not included.