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Maranguape is a city in Ceará, just southwest of Fortaleza, some 40 km from Beira Mar. The highest peaks in the area, reaching almost 1000 metres, back the city.

Get in[edit]

Buses run from Fortaleza's central train station several times an hour, about 45 minutes, R$ 5. A return taxi from Beira Mar is about R$ 100.

Get around[edit]


Ypioca [1] has a museum here, showing the history of cachaça production in this company since the 1840s. Guided tours in English or Portuguese take about 45 minutes. Guinness has certified the world's largest wooden barrel here. Some free tasters and an interesting shop. They have an "adventure park" (additional fee, R$ 3 to look around, R$ 20 for the fun), with kayaking and more. 7 km from the town center — get a cab. Tu-Su 08:00 - 17:00, R$ 8. Info tel 3341 3452.







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