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!
A scenic 65 mile (104km) drive from Fotaleza will take you to Laghoinha, a dreamy fantasy beach full of tropical vegetation. Lush with coconut palms and a small deep lagoon embedded in the red sand dunes, this beach is considered one of the best in the state. Explore the palm tree lined beaches and red sand dunes on a buggy tour or horseback ride or simply relax in this unspoiled destination. You can even take a jangada (sailboat) ride on the calm waters of the Almecegas Pond! Make sure to enjoy the sumptuous seafood at the local restaurants before your return journey back to your Fortaleza hotel in the late afternoon.