Places in the sun

Fortaleza has beautiful urban beaches. In Praia do Futuro is concentrated delicious “barracas” (rustic restaurants built on the beach), local music shows and lots of fun on the coast line, offering coconut, seafood, beverages as “caipirinha”. Praia do Futuro is preferred to enjoy the sunset , bathing or sports such as surfing or enjoy the famous tradition of the city , “Quinta Crab”, a custom that has of every week include the crayfish for tasting, until the end of the day.

Crocobeach
The Crocobeach complex includes a restaurant, a bar, an ice cream parlour, swimming pools, a sauna, a souvenir shop, a party area and a beauty parlour. The Espaço Iracema is a restaurant with a seating capacity of up to 1,200. The VIP lounge can accommodate a further 300. In addition to seafood, the menu offers steak, pasta and a good selection of snacks. Entertainment includes live pop and rock music, as well as the traditional forró and axé, together with DJs and comedians. In the children’s area, a clown provides lots of fun for the kids.

Adress: Av. Zezé Diogo, 3125.
Phone: (85) 3521.9600
Site: http://crocobeach.com.br/

Vira Verão
Inaugarated in 2000, this beach bar is a favourite with Fortaleza’s young people. Whether you choose a table an the beach or on the lawn, you can enjoy a wide selection of snacks and a beer. There are tables with parasols, showering facilities, a children’s playground, parking and good security. In the late afternoon, the bar becomes a focal point for for surfers. One of the chef’s Specials is the Escondidinho de carne de sol. On Thursdays, there is live music from 9 o’ clock until midnight.

Adress: Av. Zezé Diogo, 3345
Phone: (85) 3391.6200
Site: ttp://www.viraverao.com/

Itapariká
The beach bar Itapariká is partly responsible for marking Fortaleza the state capital with some of the best beach-front facilities in Brazil. With an area of ten thousand square meters, shade, for those who do not want to expose themselves to the on a hot Fortaleza day, is provided by four hundred lovely coconut trees. It is one of the longest established beach bars, dating back to the 1980s. The place is ideal to bring the kids, as it includes amongst its facilities one of the largest water parks in Praia do Futuro.

Adress: Av. Zezé Diogo, 6801
Phone: (85) 3265.3213/ (85) 3265.1195
Site: http://www.itaparika.com.br

Guarderia Brasil
Guarderia Brazil brings a new concept to Fortaleza’s beach bar scene. This sophisticated locale, surrounded by palm trees, offers modern facilities, including sun-beds and tables. Food, music and sports facilities guarantee a variety of different ambiences in which the “beautiful people” come to relax. Customers can enjoy the scenery whilst listening to an eclectic soundtrack, and as sunset approaches and the beach cools down, the musical selection gets hotter!

Adress: Av. Zézé Diogo, 4451.
Phone: (85) 3265.1327
Site: http://www.guarderiabrasil.com.br

Terra do Sol
This establishment’s slogan promises “everything good, together in one place”. The beach bar Terra do Sol, wich opened in 1992, is one of the busiest in Praia do Futuro, with a loyal clientele. It stands out for its quality cuisine and friendly ambience, with special area for children. One of the highlights of the menu is the delicious Shrimp Rice, but, as well as seafood, the menu is the delicious Shrimp Rice, but, as wellseafood, the bar also offers many other dishes that are popular with its customers.

Adress: Av. Zézé Diogo, 5295
Phone: (85) 3265.4223
Site: http://www.terradosol.net/