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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]

Map of Aracati

  • Some buses between Fortaleza (3 hours) and Natal (6 hours) and/or Mossoró (2 hours) by Nordeste stop here.
  • São Benedito runs more frequent, although somewhat slower buses to Fortaleza. R$ 15. +55 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 08:00.
  • Minibuses leave for Canoa Quebrada from the cathedral (from the bus station walk 15 minutes straight along Av. Cel. Pompeu.) several times each hour, 06:00-00:00. 20 minutes, R$ 2.
  • 1 Aracati Airport (ARX  IATA) (6 km (4 mi) from downtown Aracati and 20 km (12 mi) from Canoa Quebrada). Flights on Azul from Recife. Aracati Airport (Q4783511) on Wikidata Aracati Airport on Wikipedia

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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