Choose from 8 Fun Things to Do in Fortaleza
Fortaleza is blessed with many spectacular beaches and Cumbuco Beach is no exception. Just 45 minutes drive from the city and attached to a small fishing village, the beach is distinguished by its rolling white sand dunes and empty stretches of sand lined with coconut trees.
Cumbuco Beach is a popular spot for kite surfing, sand boarding and buggy tours - the latter involving a hair-raising ride over the bumps and inclines that will leave you giddy and white-knuckled and most likely eager for more!
There are more sedate activities available including horse riding and boat rides, although the most popular activity is of course soaking up the sun on the beach.
The beach fills up with locals on weekends but there is little to do in the Cumbuco at night "“ you'll need to return to the city if you want to party.
Cumbuco is 37 km (23 mi) west of Fortaleza. Follow the signs for CE-090.
- Beach Park is a must-do for water park"“lovers, thrill-seekers, and families visiting Fortaleza.
- The on-site Beach Grill, Wave Bar, Beachburger, and other eateries serve meals throughout the day.
- Kids Club and Beach Baby provide babysitting services so adults can enjoy some free time.
- Wheelchairs are available for use within the park, and there are several accessible restrooms.
Morro Branco's red colored cliffs are an easy day trip from Fortaleza. While looking strikingly red from a distance (particularly when contrasted with the surrounding white dunes), when explored up close, you can see that the sand cliffs have a number of pink, cream and beige colored hues that together form their distinctive overall color.
The area can be explored via a warren of tracks that flow, maze-like, between the cliffs. Local guides are on hand at the Morro Branco village, to steer you through and point out the most interesting sections. You can also arrange buggy rides along the beach here or walk to the lighthouse.
Morro Branco craftsmen fill small bottles with the sand of varying tones to create a quite unique souvenir. You can buy the colored sand bottles along the beach and in the village.
Morro Branco is about 1.5 hours from Fortaleza on Ceara's east coast.