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Praia de Canoa Quebrada
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Canoa Quebrada from Fortaleza
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Jammed with restaurants”
Reviewed 16 October 2010

We had heard great things from our friends about this beach. Most of the people we know had been there several years ago, and, while it´s still a nice spot in Ceará´s coast, I believe it isn´t what it used to be a few years ago. First, let me tell you that this beach is FAR from Fortaleza. It´s a two-hour drive from the city, so you might consider the possibility of staying overnight. The village is nice, although a bit shabby in some parts. There are cozy little bed-and-breakfasts and hotels in an area called "Broadway", so you will have plenty of accomodation to choose from.
The sand cliffs are impressive, but their sight is now almost completely covered by the back-to-back two-story restaurants that line this beach. As far as I know, there used to be no more than two or three of them. Nowadays, there are about 10! The good part is that now you have plenty of options for a nice seafood meal, but the bad side is that several kinds of music, playing to the loudest volume, compete with each other and can be heard everywhere.
The winds, water, and mild surf continue to be the same, though, as well as the beautiful green color of the sea. It´s a VERY wide beach, so it never gets crowded, no matter how many people visit. There are entertainment options such as paragliding, sailing, donkey-riding (yes, that´s right, I said donkey). It´s still a very nice spot, but has lost some of its charm due to overexploitation for commercial purposes.

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Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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“A place not only to visit but to live”
Reviewed 25 June 2010

Canoa Quebrada is an incredible place. 160 Km or 100 miles from Fortaleza, it is a spot that should not be missed. The “Falesias” is the high light of this area, even though the sand dunes, the Jangada (native fishing boat) rides and the Lagoa do Mato, Ponta Grossa e Redonda beach should not be forgotten. This fisherman’s village was found by the hippies on the 70’s and has being turned into a tourist point, crowded by Europeans, with out loosing its original simplicity.
Nice seafood restaurants can be found on the beach area, on the “barracas” (huts), try the Antonio do Coco one, but it can be found also on the main street “broadway” that at night has all the places to hang around.

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Armacao dos Buzios, RJ
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“Fantastic time in Canoa quebrada”
Reviewed 17 June 2009

Canoa Quebrada is a amazing place for enjoy holidays on night and day .
there are good posibillities to make day trips on the day with buggys ,staying in the morning in the main road, lovely trips over dunes to Beirada or Quixaba or a longer trip on beach to Redonda or Icapui a village with millions of palm trees.
Best Pousadas : Toby, Long Beach ,Tranquilandia more cheap Alternativa and Pousada dos cores.
In the night you can find a lovely night life on the Broadway and after still at sunrise
have party on the beach with reggae music , just enjoy , i come back soon.

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“Canoa Quebrada Paradise In Northeast Brazil”
Reviewed 19 April 2009

I have heard outstanding things about Canoa Quebrad which is roughly 90 minutes from Fortaleza Airport. Beautiful beaches, friendly people, good music, good food. My source is a professional travel guide from Britain. Her name is Helen Inman. She was lead guide for a trip my wife and I took across Spain and Portugal and did an outstanding job. Look her up. She owns a house 8 minutes from the beach in Canoa Quebrada. Bill Kester, SC, USA

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