Fortaleza is the state capitol of Ceará, a major fishing port and fast growing tourist destination in the northeast of Brazil.
Fortaleza is one of the best places for buying crafts. Lacework, embroidery, leather goods and ceramics. For good prices you should skip the tourist boutiques and try either the Mercado Central or the Feirinha Beira Mar.
The city is well known for the beaches and the citys night life.
Fortaleza is located in a tropical area and have a climate without much variation. 3,000 hours with sun and temperatures of 28-30˚C in the air and 25-28˚C in the sea is what Ceará region has to offer those who are eager to enjoy the sun and sea.
The northern coastal strip in Brazil is located in a tropical belt south of the Caribbean islands, but in contrast to these, the region is not vulnerable to tropical storms.
In the areas around Fortaleza are famous places and beaches; Porto das Dunas, Prainha and Jericoacoara. Some of these places are nominated among the world's most beautiful places by the international press, a.o. Washington Post.