Lagoinha Beach, Fortaleza – Brazil


Take a full day trip from Fortaleza to the district of Paraipaba where the beautiful Lagoinha beach is situated! This area is one of the largest and most popular attractions because it used to be the ancient hiding place for French pirates. Now, Lagoinha is a quiet colony of fisherman, set amongst paradise landscapes dotted with palm trees, beaches and colorful sand dunes!



  • 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
  • Also sail on a ‘jaganda’, a traditional Brazilian sailboat
  • Choose from a variety of beachside seafood restaurants
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Located 64 miles (104 km) from Fortaleza in the district of Paraipaba, also Lagoinha is one of the largest attractions along the Sol Poente Route. French pirates once used the cove’s shelter and sweeping views to hide out in between raids, and today Lagoinha hosts a community of fishermen in an exuberant landscape of coconut trees, white sandy beaches, red dunes, and lazy waves lapping the shores of the natural bay.

In addition, for an extra charge, the bars and restaurants offer optional boat trips to the Almécegas Pond. Combined with rides in a pau-de-arara, an open truck favored by local migrants


Therefore, you can 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.




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