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Fortaleza: What to do on Iracema Beach

Fortaleza: What to do on Iracema Beach

Fortaleza: What to do on Iracema Beach

If the sea is not suitable for swimming, it is still possible to enjoy the sunset or visit the cultural centers in the surrounding area.

A Iracema Beach located in the bohemian neighborhood of the same name, it is the most central of Force. Its name is a reference to the work of José de Alencar, who was honored with the statue Guardian of Iracema of the artist Zenon da Cunha Mendes Barreto, in 1995, the year in which he celebrated his hundredth birthday.

In 2019, the sand strip was thickened, receiving an additional 40 meters of landfill. Important events, such as New Year’s Eve shows and the gathering of carnival groups, take place here.

The sea has become more violent after the fattening and redevelopment of Avenida Beira-Mar. In addition, it is not always swimmable: you can check which sections are open to diving in the weekly bulletins issued by the Government of Ceará. However, it is possible to enjoy the beach and explore the attractions of the region.

After fattening the sand strip was 120 meters wide

The neighborhood of Hyracema On the seafront there are bars and discos. The most famous of them is the Pirate Fortaleza Tourist Heritage. The bar is open only two days a week: the “craziest Monday in the world” – a party with live music that ends only when there is no one left in the place – and Friday, for the pirate forró.

800 meters along the sea, the English bridge It is an old pier from the 1920s that has never been used for port activities, but has been used by tourists and locals as a place to watch the sunset and sometimes dolphins swimming near the structure. The bridge is currently not open to visitors as it is undergoing renovations from October 2023.

The works on the Ponte dos Ingleses are expected to be completed in the second half of 2024

To the Iracema Beach Landfill or Speech by Rui Barbosa It has also been given a new meaning by the population beyond its original function. Built to hold back the advance of the tide, it is a quiet place to enjoy the sunset view and the sea breeze.

In addition to this, there are two other spurs used as large walkways Iracema Beach . OR Nautical Compass in Avenida Desembargador Moreira, is aimed at a diverse audience, from families to fishermen, and welcomes the project Sunset Fortuna with live music every Sunday at 5pm.

OR Explanation by João Cordeiro It is busier and frequented by a younger crowd, who share the space with street vendors and speakers, especially on weekend evenings.

The section between the peak and the English bridge It is a place of recreation for young people and is popularly known as Crush Beach The region is at the height of Belchior Cultural Center which promotes exhibitions, book presentations, shows and free film festivals.

Another cultural center of the region is the Sea Dragonwhich houses the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Cearense Culture, as well as theater and cinema halls, a planetarium and exhibition spaces.

Dragão do Mar is 30 thousand square meters

How to get to Iracema beach

Fortaleza Airport is a 30-minute drive away. Iracema Beach – Uber and taxis operate in the region – via Avenida Senador Carlos Jereissati. To get there by bus from the airport, you can take line 917 Aeroporto/Beira Mar and get off at the terminus.

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Source: Terra

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