About Fortaleza


Let's have a look around into background of Fortaleza

Let’s have a look around into the background of Fortaleza.

  • Region: Ceara
  • Country: Brazil
  • Latitude: -3.7191666667
  • Longitude: -38.5438888889
  • Time zone: America/Fortaleza
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -3 hours

Weather in Fortaleza

  • Climate: Tropical wet and dry climate  
  • Best Time to Visit: June to January

Location

Fortaleza is the state capital of Ceará and located in Northeastern Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan meso-region of Fortaleza and micro-region of Fortaleza. Fortaleza is located 2285 km (1420 miles) from Brasilia which is the federal capital. The motto of Fortaleza is strength, value, courage. It is among the richest city in the country in terms of GDP.

With the third richest metropolitan area in the North and Northeast regions, it is an important industrial and commercial center of Brazil and has the nation's eighth largest municipal purchasing power.

Distance from Fortaleza center to Airport

  • Pinto Martins - Fortaleza International Airport
  • Driving Distance: 9 miles / 14 km
  • Driving Time: 16 minutes
  • Languages: Portuguese

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Pinto Martins - Fortaleza International Airport
  • Metro: Companhia Cearense de Transportes Metropolitanos (Metrofor)
  • Road: Fortaleza Urban Transportation Company (ETUFOR)- Bus –Integrated Transportation System (SIT-FOR)

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% service fee added to the Bill, no tips given separately

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: R$5 to R$10
  • Housekeeper: R$5 to R$10
  • Concierge: R$5 to R$10

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: R$2 to R$5

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Caucaia
  • Mossoro
  • Juazeiro do Norte

Emergency Contact Numbers in Fortaleza city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 193/ 194/ 192
  • Airport: Pinto Martins - Fortaleza International Airport [ +55 85 3392-1200 ]
  • Hospital: Hospital Monte Klinikum [ +55 85 4012-0012 ]

Events

Let’s step into the extensive list of To Do’s in Fortaleza.

  • Ceara Music Festival
  • Brazil´s Patron Saint Feast Day Celebrations
  • Christmas in Fortaleza

Tourist Attractions

  • Memorial da Cultura Cearense
  • Dragão do Mar Center of Art and Culture
  • Praia de Iracema Beach

Theatre & Concerts

  • Theatro José de Alencar
  • Cinemas Benfica
  • Edificio Triunfo

Visit Top Restaurants in Fortaleza

  • Moleskine Gastrobar
  • Coco Bambu
  • Cabaña Del Primo

Top Shopping Centers in Fortaleza

  • RioMar Shopping
  • Shopping Jardins Open Mall
  • Iguatemi Fortaleza

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Ceará Museum
  • Jardim Japonês
  • The Cocó Ecological Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Tapioca - Centro das Tapioqueiras
  • Carre de cordeiro - Lo Restaurante
  • Souflees - Marcel Restaurante

Sports Club

  • Fortaleza Esporte Clube - Football club
  • Ceará Sporting Club - Football
  • Ceará Country Club - Golf

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 10.56 R$ / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: 4.76 R$ (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 1,580.00 R$
  • Cheap meal: 18.00 R$
  • Gasoline: 3.97 R$ / liter
  • 3 course meal: 90.00 R$
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