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Aracati is a city in Ceará. Being the administrative center of Canoa Quebrada, its main "attraction" for tourists is as a connecting point to the latter.

Get in[edit]

  • Some buses between Fortaleza (3 hours) and Natal (6 hours) and/or Mossoró (2 hours) by Nordeste[1] stop here.
  • São Benedito runs more frequent, although somewhat slower buses to Fortaleza. R$ 15. Phone 85 3444 9999.
  • Shared taxis leave for Fortaleza as soon as they are full, and will drop you off virtually anywhere in the city. R$ 25 per person. Arrive early! Hard to find co-riders after 8 AM.
  • Minibuses leave for Canoa Quebrada from the cathedral (from the bus station walk 15 minutes straight along Av. Cel. Pompeu.) several times each hour, from 6 AM till midnight. 20 minutes, R$ 2.
  • The local airport has recently been boosted to handle 737s. Now we are only waiting for the regular traffic.

Get around[edit]




  • A huge Super Frangolandia supermarket on the outskirts of the city, direction Canoa Quebrada.




Quite a few pousadas.


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