Brazil has long been a destination often listed on people’s list of most desirable places to visit. Yet, most people never make it there. It is a shame because Brazil offers some of the most amazing places on earth.
Fortaleza is a city in the state of Ceara in Brazil’s north east that is slowly becoming a favorite travel destination of Europeans and Americans alike. People are lured to Fortaleza for its year long perfect weather and legendary beaches, but they stay for its night life.
Nightlife in Brazil is always known to be an unique experience, and Fortaleza is no different. On a 3 mile stretch of beach called Avenida Beira-Mar you will find everything you can possibly need to enjoy yourself. Whether your joy comes from sitting on the street at an outdoor cafe and watching the endless parade of beautiful women strolling by, or your in the mood to chow down at one of Brazil’s famous churrascos, or sitting for an espresso in Fortaleza’s own Little Italy in Iracema, ultimately your night will wind up at one of Fortaleza’s famous clubs.
When the lights go off in Fortaleza the party starts- 7 days a week. Starting on Monday with the biggest party of the week over at Pirates in Drago del Mar. The pirate shipped theme club is only open one day a week, but never fails to have a packed house of locals, foreigners, and tourists of all ages.
The rest of the week is a toss up. If you’re into rock and roll you will most likely end up at Orbito in Iracema. They have bands plowing through covers of all the popular American rock and roll. This place gets mostly the young rebellious crowd looking to rock out. If you’re feeling a latin themed night then you would want to check out Club Amoza. This is filled with locals looking to dance to tribal rhythems late into the night. If you’re more of the techno/trance type then you must visit Macuripe. Macuripe is a giant club with 5 different rooms, and in each room a different DJ spinning a unique sound. The best night to visit this club is Friday and Saturday. And then there are the Cafe bars in Drago del Mar. These are bars that open late and cater to the traveler looking for a night of romance with a local. These cafes include: Europa, Cafe del Mar, Bikini Beach Bar, and Titanic. They all offer the freshest new music, friendly women, and an all night atmosphere.
Whatever your looking for in terms of Fortaleza Nightlife, you are sure to find it. It is a big city with much to do so I would not generally recommend coming for less than 7 nights. Any less than 7 and you’ll feel you were cheated. If you’ve already visited Rio de Janeiro and want another taste of Brazil than put Fortaleza on your list.