Porto das Dunas

Porto das Dunas is a beautiful 10 kilometer stretch of beach completely surrounded by huge white sand dunes, only 16 kilometers from Fortaleza between Cofeco and Prainha a fishing village to the southeast.

View from the main road Porto das Dunas Fortaleza

Whether you are in Fortaleza on a short or long visit, Porto das Dunas natural landscapes
are breathtaking and within easy reach of the city!

The main road that takes you there rises
and then descends rapidly over what is nothing less than a massive sand dune. 

Once over the other side there are incredible views of the beach below lined with coconut trees.

Photo of car traveling the main road as you enter Porto das Dunas

View from the main road Porto das Dunas Ceara Brazil

Porto das Dunas is home to Fortaleza Beach Park South America's largest aquatic park!

Designed and built to blend into the
beautiful natural landscapes that
surround it.

If it wasn't for the road signs or if you
didn't know it was there you might very
well drive by without noticing it.  

Aireal Photo of Fortaleza Beach Park

There are no shortage of hotels, pousadas and restaurants along the main road. Yet for
most visitors from out of town Beach Park remains the main attraction here, with all that
this incredible place has to offer. Especially for those traveling in groups or with children.

Just before and after Beach Park, both sides of the main road have been developed with homes and condominiums.

Two of the larger complexes are Alphaville
and Aquaville Resorts. There are a few
ocean front projects in progress as well. 

Photo of Porto das Dunas 1 kilometer after Fortaleza Beach Park

Buggies on the Beach Porto das Dunas Fortaleza

As you continue along on the main road you will find that the remaining 5 kilometers / 3 miles of the beach has been virtually untouched. 

There is only one bar-restaurant before you get to Prainha, the fishing village at the far
end of the beach. 

This stretch of beach just beyond Beach Park
is never crowded and the water is always crystal clear.

Photo of Porto das Dunas looking south 1 kilometer after Fortaleza Beach Park

The constant offshore breeze make this area a haven for just about every kind of sport that involves wind, and is considered one of the best spots along the Coast of Ceara to windsurf, kitsurf, hanglide or parasail.

Horseback on the beach Porto das Dunas Fortaleza

Photos and text by Gerardo Simonetti.  All rights reserved.

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