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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