Its been voted one the Top 05 destinations in Brazil in 2015 and truely deserves the sun capital of Brazil. Beleived to have been built between 1649-1654 by Dutch exploreres who gave the name Forte Schoonenborch (Forte = Fortaleza) The Forte city is the closest brazilian capital to Europe – just over 5600 km, making it a strong point for turists coming from the old continente.
They flock in the thousands to the richest capital of the brazilian northeastern region looking for the 230 odd days of perfect sun per year, and the 86ºF average minimum and 90ºF average maximum temperatures. All due to its proximity to the equator which means strong sun a strong winds too. Fortaleza has been branded the wind capital of Brazil specially due to the wind turbine complex mounted in the region, the strong winds also provide a haven for sports like kitesurf and windsurf.
With a blessesd coastal line made up of roughly 40 different beaches the state of Ceara some world famous such as Jericoacoara, Cumbuco, Canoa Quebrada, Almecegas, amongst many others. With its international airport at full throtle, Fortaleza – Ceara – Brazil is a great tip for visiting all year round due to the distribuition of the sun days through out the year and one the highest average temperatures in the country.