Fortaleza Brazil Retreat 2012 – November 15 Mastermind Retreat

Fortaleza Brazil Retreat 2012 – November 15 Mastermind Retreat

Fortaleza Brazil Retreat 2012 – November 15 Mastermind Retreat was a short notice getaway which I would love for you to join us on! If you are itching for a special getaway to a tropical destination that is out of the norm for most American travelers, then Fortaleza is the place!

Fortaleza Brazil will be exciting not only because of it's sunny beaches and rich Brazilian culture, but Fortaleza Brazil is noted for having a busy and safe nightlife, delicious cuisine and very peaceful and friendly people.

Brazilian Culture

We are going to be staying at a beachfront apartment for the week and will spend a lot of the time on the beach, swimming, body surfing and soaking up that Brazilian sun! Also, one of my Italian friends is a Kite-board instructor in Fortaleza Brazil, so we're gonna fly a kite. :)

Fortaleza Brazil Kiteboard

We'll also get in some touring of the town, delving into that local cuisine and hitting some of the night life too. Speaking of which, I discovered that Fortaleza is known for having the wildest Monday nights in the world! Can't wait to experience that!

We're going to surf and rent sand buggies! YEEEEEEHHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Fortaleza Sand Dunes On A Buggy

Fortaleza Brazil – Capital City

Fortaleza Brazil, the capital city of the State of Ceará, has been for decades one of the most popular destinations of Brazilian tourists. Few North Americans frequent Fortaleza Brazil, which helps it make it that more unique for those who make the effort to go there. In recent years, the fame of Fortaleza has been gaining the world, and the number of Europeans, North and South Americans travelers coming to Ceará has grown fast.

Fortaleza has been one of the long time favorite locations where Brazilians go to vacation and retire. It's worthy mentioning that Brazil is free from natural disasters, and is a country with low cost of living.

A Bit On Fortaleza Brazil History

Fortaleza's history began on February 2, 1500, when Spaniard Vicente Pinzón landed in Mucuripe's cove and named the new land Santa Maria de la Consolación. Because of the Treaty of Tordesillas, the discovery was never officially sanctioned. Colonisation began in 1603, when the Portuguese Pero Coelho de Souza constructed the Fort of São Tiago and founded the settlement of Nova Lisboa (New Lisbon). Later, the Dutch occupied the Brazilian Northeast and founded the Fort Schoonenborch. When they were expelled from Ceará, the Portuguese renamed it to Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Assunção. In 1726, the town of the fort was raised to the condition of village. In 1799, the Province of Ceará was separated from the Province of Pernambuco and Fortaleza was chosen as its capital.

In the twentieth century, Fortaleza underwent significant urban changes, with improvements and the rural exodus to the city, with growth mostly happening towards the end of the decade of 1910, which helped promote the city to the title of seventh best city in population in Brazil. In 1922, Fortaleza reached its first hundred thousand inhabitants with the annexation of the cities of Messejana and Parangaba, now important districts of the city.

Fortaleza Brazil - Beach Park

Fortaleza Brazil Tourism

The warm climate, warm ocean waters and the sandy beaches attract tourists. In recent years, many of the old hotels have been replaced by European-owned international resorts. Nightlife is full of festivities with bars, restaurants and shows as the primary attraction. The city is known for having the "wildest Monday nights in the world". Some of the best bars and clubs are found near Dragão do Mar Center of Art and Culture. The Praia de Iracema (Iracema's beach), the first urban nuclei of the city and former touristic attraction, is currently known as a prostitution hotspot of the city. It includes the Ponte dos Ingleses (Bridge of the Englishmen) which is an ideal location for watching the sunset and spotting dolphins.

Fortaleza's urban beaches have warm waters. The scenery is complemented by the jangadas (small rafts used by many of Ceará's fishermen) for catching seafood for the Ceará cuisine. The Praia do Futuro (Beach of the Future) is a popular location with many beachside restaurants, built in the local style using carnauba straw and called "Barracas de Praia" (Beach Huts).

Scuba diving is possible in the area of Pedra da Risca do Meio State Marine Park, a marine protected area located about 10 nautical miles from the shoreline of Fortaleza.

Beach Park Resort, Fortaleza, Brazil
Beach Park Resort, Fortaleza, Brazil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Urban Beaches

Fortaleza has about 25 kilometers (16 mi) of urban beaches. From North to South, the urban beaches of Fortaleza Brazil are Iracema, Meireles, Mucuripe and Praia do Futuro. Each beach has its own peculiarities:

Iracema is the bohemian beach, with bars and nightclubs;

Meireles is where locals and tourists go to stroll, and is also the area with the highest number of hotels in Fortaleza.

Mucuripe is the place of jangadas. Still used by fishermen to go into high seas, jangadas can be seen along the way during the afternoon and evenings, and returning from the sea in the morning; part of the catch of the day is sold in an old style fish market. Also, the boat trips leave from this area.

Praia do Futuro is about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) long, and is the preferred one for bathing and surfing. Praia do Futuro was made famous by its barracas (rustic restaurants built on the beach sand).

The Beach Park complex is ocean front and is located in Porto das Dunas, self-sufficient and only 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from the city of Fortaleza. The Beach Park is the largest aquatic park of South America.

Sandro Marino Jet-set

Transportation – International Airport

Pinto Martins International Airport (FOR).

The passenger terminal at Fortaleza International Airport is totally air conditioned and has four levels. You will have an easy entry to and departure from Fortaleza Brazil. 

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Author Sandro Marino

Sandro Marino - Dual Citizen, Multilingual, World Traveling Serial Entrepreneur, Concierge, Speaker, Coach, Blogger, Health & Fitness Guru, Expert Snow Skier, Surfer & Beach Lover

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