Fortaleza Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences
The fifth largest city in Brazil, Fortaleza is located in the northeastern part of the country and serves as the state capital of Ceará. Situated near the Atlantic Ocean, Fortaleza provides an excellent base for discovering beaches and fishing villages along the coast while on Brazil tours.
Although the Portuguese attempted to settle Fortaleza early in the 17th century, they were unsuccessful resulting in Dutch colonisation in 1637. Less than twenty years later, the Dutch abandoned the settlement allowing the Portuguese to reclaim the area from which a village and then a city emerged. Along with cattle ranchers, cotton exports helped Fortaleza to become an important city during the 19th century. One of the most significant and famous events in Fortaleza’s history came when the city chose to abolish slavery in 1884, four years before the rest of the country.
Recent decades has witnessed the city grow in industry emerging as a popular tourist destination both domestically and internationally. Visitors on a Brazil vacation package come to enjoy the party atmosphere and incredible beaches available in Fortaleza. It is a haven for water sports including scuba diving in Pedra da Risca do Meio State Marine Park, a protected area about ten nautical miles from the shore. Praia do Futuro offers good surfing (and competitions) as well as excellent conditions for kite and windsurfing. With ten hours of sunshine a day and a busy nightlife, Fortaleza is an incredible tropical paradise.
Brazil Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Brazil.tours
Learn about the history and culture of Brazil, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Brazil's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Brazil for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Brazil tours today!
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