Fortaleza City Information
Fortaleza is located in Northeastern Brazil in the state of Ceará, with a rough population of around 3.5M people. Fortaleza is the fifth largest city in Brazil and has one of the highest population densities in Brazil. Due to the proximity of the equator, the city is hot year round, and ideal for beach outings. The cool breeze from the ocean helps keep the city a little more pleasant than some other nearby cities, but the city is known for it's general overall hot climate.
Generally the food in Northern Brazil is far more spicier than the rest of Brazil, and this city is no different, expect dishes to be heavily influenced by ocean catches and by spices. Beaches, warm water and a hot climate make this a great place for tourists year round and many European owned resorts have opened up in recent years due to expanded European tourism in the area. The main airport for Fortaleza is Fortaleza International Airport (FOR).
The climate is tropical, hot and dry, with an average annual temperature of 27ºC. The relative humidity in Fortaleza is 77% with average annual rainfall of 1.378,3 mm.