Located in Brazil’s north-eastern coast, the state of Ceará has a diverse landscape, crossed by mountains and valleys. I sadly didn’t explore the interior, but visited some of its beautiful beach towns which are surrounded by large rock outcrops and sand dunes.

Canoa Quebrada, a town located about 170 km south of the capital city, Fortaleza, has an interesting history, as it was colonised by the French, the British, the Portuguese, and eventually, the hippies. The story says it was a Pakistani man who left the biggest mark on the small town by carving a crescent moon and star in one of the beachside cliffs—a symbol that still represents the town today.


Ubicado en la costa noreste de Brasil, el estado de Ceará tiene un paisaje diverso que cuenta con montañas y valles. Aunque no tuve la oportunidad de explorar el interior, visité algunos de los lindos pueblos costeros que están rodeados por grandes acantilados y dunas desérticas.

Canoa Quebrada, un pueblo ubicado a unos 170 km al sur de la capital, Fortaleza, tiene una historia interesante, ya que fue colonizada por los franceses, los ingleses, los portugueses, y después por los hippies. La historia cuenta que un hombre de Pakistán fue quien dejó la marca más grande cuando talló una luna creciente y una estrella en los acantilados de la playa, un símbolo que hasta hoy representa el pueblo.

Morro Branco & Canoa Quebrada

The state capital, Fortaleza, is a bustling metropolis home to about 2.5 million people, surrounded by beautiful beaches like Combuco, located just 35 km north of the city. Although it doesn’t have many historical buildings like other cities such as São Luís and Manaus, it’s maintained its status as a popular tourist destination for visitors coming from the south and interior of the country.
Fortaleza, la capital estatal, es una metrópolis con unos 2.5 millones de habitantes, rodeada por playas con Combuco, ubicada a unos 35 km al norte de la ciudad. Aunque no tiene muchos edificios históricos como São Luís o Manaus, ha sido un destino turístico muy popular para personas que viven en el sur e interior del país.

Fortaleza & Combuco

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