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Explore Lagoinha Beach in the district of Paraipaba on this full-day trip from Fortaleza. A former hiding place for treasure buried by French pirates, this area is now a tranquil fishing village. Spend time lounging on the beach or strolling through the towering red dunes and swaying palm trees at your leisure. Opt for a dune buggy tour, a horseback riding excursion or a jaganda (sailboat) ride on Almecegas Pond. 


  • 8-hour day trip to Lagoinha Beach from Fortaleza
  • Tropical vegetation including coconut and palm trees bordering red and white sand dunes
  • Buggy tour and horseback riding
  • Sail on a 'jaganda', a traditional Brazilian sailboat
  • Choose from a variety of beachside seafood restaurants
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Lagoinha Beach from Fortaleza


Following pickup at your Fortaleza hotel in the morning, board your vehicle for the picturesque 65-mile (104-km) drive to Lagoinha. 

Arrive at your destination in the Paraipaba district and disembark to spend the day exploring the mellow fishing village. Once a favorite hiding place for French pirates' buried treasure, this beach is now a destination for tourists and locals alike.

Spend time exploring the red sand dunes any way you like. Opt for a dune buggy ride, a horseriding expedition or just relax on the sand. Wade in the water, swim or hire a jaganda, a traditional sailing boat, to explore the waters on Almecegas Pond. Sit down at one of the local beachside restaurants for a taste of the fresh, local seafood and a cold beverage to finish off the day in paradise. 

At the end of your full day at Lagoinha, enjoy the trip back to Fortaleza and drop-off at your hotel. 

Customer Reviews

Sarah Masud P

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2015

I was charged much higher due to my online booking. The tour was supposed to be operated by an englich speaking guide. But the guide conducted the tour in Portugese. Although the guide was very helpful and tried to tell me about some of the landmarks in English, I felt cheated as they promised the tour will be in English during my booking.

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