Uruaù, the church, some shops and small restaurants. The village is surrounded by the sandy dunes, among very pure water pools reflecting the homonym lake, the biggest sweet water pool in Ceará.
A habitat where many animal species live: the wild cat, the possum, the fox and many types of fish.
This little fishing village has wide white beaches, where you can get lost while you are walking.
Driving the famous buggies to join the most hidden places enjoy an unforgettable bath in the hot ocean or in sweet waters and then have an exciting climb on the dunes.
A loved destination for kite surfers thanks t the perfect conditions that each wind lover dreams about. It guarantees a perfect spot flat, particularly from August to December.
It’s ideal for each competitive and technical level, surfing the sea, the internal lagoon or the lake, a few minutes from the village. A very nice alternative for the simple places where you can taste the typical dishes such as fresh fish, prawns, lobsters and crabs.
Uruaú is an uncontaminated place to be enjoyed. But it’s also the right place to start discovering a beautiful and attractive land.
The low tides create natural hot water swimming pools along the beach of Águas Belas. You can enjoy a very Brazilian and nice day in one of the numerous baracas along the beach. Have a fantastic swim while you are waiting for your grilled fish or lobster.
The hotel suggests Aguas Belas but can also organize personalized trips.
If you pass through the palms and mangroves forest and go up the dunes you will be surprised by the beaches view at the sunset , that remind of a film scenic design.
To relax and enjoy the day why don’t you stop under the many shadowy baracas on the beach? Those nice bars offer local traditional dishes: grilled and fried fish, lobsters and frozen cerveza .
This is a paradise for kiters, where to fly between the sky and the sea.
The beach, the ocean and the huge horizons. From Uruaú to north you get to Praia das Fontes and Morro Branco by buggy. The first one is a colourful beach with various sweet water springs scarring the rocks and creating showers and natural caves, as the Acucena one that you can join thanks to the low tides only.
Morro Branco, named the Brazilian Grand Canyon, is a national heritage, a tourist’s destination from all over the world and after climbing on it you can see a huge horizon and your heart and mind are in peace.
From here you can go down to the water edge through an enchanted natural labyrinth, where you can see twelve different colour shades from red to orange, to yellow, to white. They are created by the wind, the sun and the water since a very longtime and still go on graving this never ended monument. In the small village there are stalls with typical products and drinks. The artistic compositions in bottles with natural coloured sand are remarkable. You can rent a chauffeur driven buggy to get there from the hotel.
Looking south you go through the hinterland leaving the coast for a minute, the landscape and the people lifestyle change. Small fazendas communities live in a simple way, growing manioca, coconut palms, cajueiro (the cashew tree) and beans. Long unpaved roads cut in half the huge estates, some of which belong to the fazenderos. The community in Palmera lives around the small church, the school and the stocked up market. Meeting people and enjoying their sincere hospitality you can understand the people’s dignity together with their curiosity for foreigners.
Let’s go back to the coast towards Prainha do Canto Verde. You don’t arrive here by chance. Here fishing is passed down from generation to generation. 250 people live in the village and they all belong the enlarged family, and life is ruled by the tides time. A hidden place protected behind by the coast with very high dunes, and in front by an emerald ocean with very hot water. Life goes on quietly among fishing days and siestas, healthy food and the sea: you can see that in the local people’s eyes!
Small “jangadas” get into the sea and come back a few days later. At night the fishermen sleep under the boats benches to protect from the cold, from the wind and from the waves. But one of them must be awake all night long; there’s a gas lamp lit all night to avoid crashing into other boats.
Car or van excursions organized by the hotel.
Very white sand and strand where the water gets to your knees and a dark blue sea, these are the colours of one of the best spot for kiters in the area.
Well known kite centres with agreements and the possibility to kite camp through the hotel.
Among the many beautiful things, a place not to miss is Canoa Quebrada, about 50 kilometers south of Uruaù. This charming fishing village was discovered by the hippies in the seventies, when they roamed in search of places where concretize the ideal of peace, love and freedom in the midst of a beautiful and pleasant nature.Still today it exudes a relaxed air, a friendly atmosphere of cordiality, although over time it has become a well-known and popular tourist destination. The village lies on a rocky hill overlooking the beautiful beach, with several colorful barracas full of reggae music, great seafood, beer and caipirinha. Have a stop for lunch, a swim and a few hours of relaxation offers unforgettable moments, and a brief immersion in an age of utopic happiness. In the village there are some small shops selling handicrafts and very nice jewelry, product by the last flowers’ children or, more often, by their descendants.
From Canoa Quebrada you reach Ponta Grossa, the extreme offshoot of Ceará, a riot of natural pools formed by the tide. Ponta Grossa is a small fishers village in the south, 200 km from Fortaleza. The dunes exceeds 50 meters in height. When the sea retreats sheets of water are formed, with a rare and special ecosystem. Along the route you find the beaches of Majorlandia, Quixaba, Lagoa do Mato and Retirinho. Before Punta Grossa do not miss a stop at the Garganta do Diablo, a narrow gorge cut into the rock; get off the buggy and venture into the narrow corridor hollowed from the water with a millennia work, for an incredible feeling. Lunch at the restaurant in the middle of the clearing, which dispenses lobsters and fresh fish. We can organize cooking show open air for filleting the robalo, the wild large size seabass: spectacular to see, fantastic to eat.
Fortaleza is the fifth largest city in Brazil. Lively, with many bars, fine hotels, good restaurants and some popular beaches, such as Praia do Futuro, where a lot of establishments have taken the place of the typical baracas. Here many people like to spend weekends among games, music, icy coconuts and “caipirinha rivers”. Then Beira Mar with skyscrapers, the harbor with the Jangadas, traditional fishing boats, and the adjoining fish market. The barrio of Praia de Iracema houses the requalified area Dragão do Mar, once docks of the port. The beautiful late '800 houses are the background to the futuristic complex with the museum of caipire traditions, the Planetarium, the Museum of Art, cinemas and clubs. Another special spot is Iracema Beach, where stands the yper famous and crowded Pirata, only open on Mondays for a truly unmissable party until madrugada (sunrise).
In the Mercado Central you can find many interesting local products, like delicious cashews (castanha), typical Hawaianas, cushy hammocks. Take a visit to the famed Teatro Alencar, a deco style building recreating the '20s atmosphere.
On the road to Fortaleza do not forget a stop at one of the many Engenho, where they handmade sugar cane to extract the rapadura, rolls of raw concentrated sugar - natural or flavored with coconut, cinnamon, papaya - good and highly energizing.
To enjoy a lot meat dishes you have to try a churrascaria, offering the Rodizio: grilled meats of all kinds on skewers served to the bitter end by attentive waiters. Until, sated, not you will turn the Stop label.
Forró is the local musical rhythm, danced everywhere on weekends, including small
funny discoteque iin every village. However the fun climax is reached in July with the Fortal, a pyrotechnic carnival out of season that attracts excites people from all over Brazil.
Organized excursions from the hotel by day and by night.