Fortaleza and Jeri

We arrived in Fortaleza on a Friday night. It is a big city, the capital of the state of Ceará. On Saturday, we toured the city, stopping by a large market, seeing a few landmarks, and, of course, going to the beach! People can’t go to all of Fortaleza’s beaches due to pollution, but those that can be visited are really nice. We went to a beach called “Praia do Futuro” (beach of the future). In front of the beach, there are some tables and people selling beach wear. I bought a Brazilian bikini (different from an American bikini because American bikinis are bigger!) for the amazing price of 27 reais (around 15 USD), a rarity in Brazil. Bikinis are very expensive here, usually between 60 and 100 reais (in dollars, between $33 and $53), and sometimes even more. So my bikini was a steal!

relaxing on the beach

Sunday was also spent in Fortaleza, but at the Beach Park, a huge water park! We spent the whole day there, and it was really fun!

our group in front of the Beach Park! I'm in the back row wearing the green and yellow thing

Monday we spent the day at another beach, that a restaurant/other leisure activity area. I got a massage, rode a horse on the beach, swam in the ocean, and got sunburned shoulders. It was great! That afternoon, we got on the bus and set off for our final destination in the state of Ceará, a tiny little town called Jericoacoara. Jericoacoara is pretty interesting: it is a tourist town, so we came across a number of international travelers, and the town is all beach. In other words, the streets aren’t paved, it’s all sand! The ocean is a few minutes walk from any point in the town, and it is also very good for water sports. There were lots of windsurfers, kitesurfers, et cetera, from all over the world. It was a really neat place-we spent all our time, day or night, on the beach! We spent 3 days there, and we were all sad to go.

Capoeira on the beach in Jeri- my camera was really low on battery so I was only able to make a short video, but after a bit they get faster and it is way more awesome.

Sunset in Jericoacoara 🙂

Only one more post left about the trip, and that’s Brazil’s capital, Brasilia!

Before that, however, will most likely be a Christmas/holiday post, so son’t change that dial!

not that you can turn the dial since this is the internet and not an old school radio but whatever

All photos can be seen here!


6 thoughts on “Fortaleza and Jeri

  1. Gabi, Gabi, Gabi, massage, horses, bikinis? Fun, fun, fun. I’m heading to the airport right now. Don’t forget to pick me up. I’m ready for some Brazilian mother-daughter fun!

    • lol yes well keep in mind this is completely different from where I live…it’s sort of like Hawaii and Salinas……except Hawaii’s not an island and Salinas is smaller and with fewer guns.
      But if you come visit we can frolic in the soybean fields, they are growing quite nicely!

  2. Wow, Gabri! You are sure packing in the experiences! I always wanted to ride a horse on the beach. It cost over $100 to do it when I was in France, so I didn’t go. Are you keeping an old fashioned paper journal of all your adventures? IF so, it will be a treasure!

    Happy New Year!

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