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  • Location:Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Canoa Quebrada from Fortaleza

Explore Canoa Quebrada on this full-day adventure from Fortaleza. Travel the scenic 95 miles (156 km) along the Sol Nascente Hightway with a knowledgable local guide. Upon arrival at Canoa Quebrada, meet the locals and admire the way the small village seems to have frozen in a more peaceful time. Opt for a dune buggy ride through the pink sands and be sure to try one of the area's famous seafood dishes at one of the cafes that line the beach. 


  • Day trip to Canoa Quebrada from Fortaleza
  • Scenic drive along the Sol Nascente Highway
  • Buggy ride through the dunes
  • Jangada Cruise
  • Kite surfing and horseback riding
  • Secluded beaches
  • Bars and restaurants

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Canoa Quebrada from Fortaleza

Canoa Quebrada

Upon pickup at your hotel in Fortaleza, board your comfortable vehicle for the 95-mile (156-km) drive down the scenic Sol Nascente Highway to Canoa Quebrada. 

Arrive at your destination and notice how this village seems almost frozen in time. The locals are friendly, the pace is slow and there's a mystical ambiance about the place. Stroll the main street to visit the lively restaurants and bars, making sure to try some of the region's famous seafood dishes.

Opt to try one of the many beach-centric leisure activities offered, like a ride in a dune buggy, kite surfing or horseback riding. The area's stunning pink sand dunes provide a unique backdrop for endless photo ops. Visit a shrimp farm, swim in the protected bay or board a jaganda, or traditional sailing boat, for a cruise around the bay. 

If you're after relaxation, skip the activities, purchase a drink at one of the beach huts, and simply lounge on the sand at one of the beaches bordering the town. 

After a full 8-hour day discovering Canoa Quebrada's delights, return to Fortaleza for hotel drop-off. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

My guide met me at 7:20 am and although he spoke English he was kind enough to speak Portuguese to me as I requested. The tour to Canoa Quebrada was unbelievable! The dune buggy and horse rides were great. The beach and food at the facility were top notch. I would highly recommend this tour and company. Both were first class.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this November 2015

Tried calling and emailing the company, but could not get them, therefore did not get to go.

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