Porto do Mucuripe
Mucuripe, is one of the most traditional symbol of Fortaleza. Formerly, a bucolic fishing village, today blends rafts with modern skyscrapers and the omnipotent presence of the Port.
The charm of the place - where a projecting point of land advances the Atlantic and forms a beautiful cove - was and still is a source of inspiration for poets, singers and painters, among them the composers and Fagner, Belchior (the verses of the song Mucuripe were immortalized by the voice of Elis Regina), photographer Chico Albuquerque and artist Raimundo Cela.
With over half a century of activity, the Port is one of the most important marine terminals, and his country's strategic location holds it in proximity to the markets of North America and Europe, allowing companies shipping service of regular lines to ports of the United States, Canada, Central America, Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the Mercosul countries, as well as routes to other ports through the Brazilian coastal navigation. Its catchment area covers the states of Ceara, Piaui, Maranhao, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco and Paraiba, extending also to the North, Midwest and the São Francisco Valley.
In Mucuripe Port there is one of the largest centers in the country and a swarthy infrastructure that allows the versatile handling of different types of goods, divided into dry bulk (grains, cereals, etc.), liquid bulk (petroleum products), loose and containerized general cargo. About 1500 people work at the Port. Cashew nuts, carnauba wax, metal, cloth, fruits, wheat, malt, lubricants, fuels and oil products are among the main products.
Location: at the inlet of Mucuripe, Fortaleza, Ceara.
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Map of Porto do MucuripeAddress: Porto do Mucuripe Cais do Porto, Fortaleza - CE
Activities near to Porto do Mucuripe
|Mucuripe Beach (beach) -
It has white soft sands, coconut trees and palm tress, and several areas to play sports. The area has an abundance of lobsters and a great way to test out all the best foods in the late afternoon is to visit the tents in the Fish Market, where all the freshest seafood from Fortaleza is brought. For those looking for a nice walk, the beachfront path makes for a nice stroll.
Distance: 1.60km from the Porto do Mucuripe
|Passeios de Barco pela orla (activity) -
Take a boat ride along the shore, tours are between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Time your tour to catch the sunset, as it sets over the city. The two hour long tours in sailing boats cover several beaches and offer up stops for diving along the way. These tours include Mucuripe Beach, Iracema Beach and Meireles Beach, all of which are beautiful from the ocean waters.
The price is roughly R$30.00...|
Address: Ceará Saveiro Avenida Beira Mar, 4293 - Meireles Fortaleza - CE, 60165-121
Distance: 1.75km from the Porto do Mucuripe
|Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio (park) -
The Marine State Park of the Pedra da Risca do Meio is the only Marine Conservation Unit of the State of Ceará, with an area of 33.20 square kilometers distant 10 nautical miles (approximately 18.5 km) from Port of Mucuripe, Fortaleza. Access to this conservation area can only be done by vessels leaving the Port of Mucuripe take on average 50 minutes to reach the Marine Park area.
The creation of the Marin...|
Address: Mucuripe, Fortaleza - Ceará
Distance: 2.06km from the Porto do Mucuripe
|Jangadeiro and Fortaleza Museum (museum) -
Jangadeiro Museum / Museum of Fortaleza:
Situated on the premises of Mucuripe Lighthouse, built in Baroque, its 1840 - 1846 construction of masonry, wood and iron represents one of the oldest buildings in Fortaleza. Has long been a reference to vessels docked in the harbour, however, the old eye of the sea as it was known, was deactivated in 1957. In the period 1981 to 1982, it received his most significant ref...|
Address: Av. Vicente de Castro s/n º, Mucuripe Fortaleza CE
Distance: 2.06km from the Porto do Mucuripe
|Feirinha da Beira-Mar (market) -
The Feirinha Beira-Mar, also known as the Nautical Feirinha is a great place for shopping. With more than 600 tents being setup daily and running until 11:00 pm this is a great place to find a souvenir of Fortaleza. Many kiosks are dedicated to ethnic foods and local handicrafts. With relatively low prices compared with other capital cities, and with quality goods being offered, it's well worth a visit, and als...|
Address: Av. Beira Mar, Fortaleza - Ceará
Distance: 2.65km from the Porto do Mucuripe
|Meireles Beach (beach) -
Walkways and Baordwalks line Meireles beach, with craft fairs, stalls and kiosks selling many goods. The area attracts quite a few tourists, as there are many hotels near by. The beaches have a good number of interesting rock formations, but the water is unfortunately polluted and not suitable for bathing in. However, the long seawall is very nice to just wander down on a warm afternoon with the coast breeze c...|
Distance: 3.20km from the Porto do Mucuripe
|Fortal (festival) -
By end of July, the Fortal, a major micareta (off-season carnival) kicks off in a purpose-built area, the Fortal City, near Praia do Futuro. The space is used for promotion of Festivals in Fortaleza.
The structure built for the event is truly impressive. During the four days of revelry run about 350 cabins, 20 generators, 500 chemical toilets, three clinics, food court and parking for approxim...|
Address: Carnailha Promoções - Informações do Fortal Avenida Santos Dumont, 3060 - Aldeota, Fortaleza - CE, 60150-161
Distance: 3.99km from the Porto do Mucuripe
|Iracema Beach (beach) -
The boardwalk is always full of people running, jogging, walking and those just watching the waves come in on Iracema Beach. There are lots of bars and restaurants which ensure that the area is always busy with people, whether it's night or day.
This is an urban beach, well within the city limits of Fortaleza and with a wide strip of sand which leaves plenty of room for sports, beach games and setting u...|
Address: Praia de Iracema Fortaleza - CE
Distance: 4.05km from the Porto do Mucuripe
|Imagem e do Som Museum (museum) -
Museum of Image and Sound in Fortaleza was officially opened in 1980, inside the Menezes Pimentel Public State Library, now part of the Department of Culture's Audiovisual Secretariat.
In addition to the sober and harmonious architecture, with gardens and flowers, the house has the protection of two porcelain lions from the city of Porto, Portugal. Dating back to the early XX century, these pieces are the...|
Address: Museum of Image and Sound Br Studart Avenue, 410 - Aldeota, Fortaleza - CE, 60120-000
Distance: 4.07km from the Porto do Mucuripe
|Caça e Pesca Beach (beach) - On its left bank, is the mouth of the Rio Coco. Situated at the end of Praia do Futuro, the beach is named after a club that used to be in the vicinity.
The literal translation is Hunting and Fishing Beach. The beach has calm waters, and thick dark sand. The sea is not recommended for swimming.
It is roughly 15 km from downtown Fortaleza.
Address: Praia do Futuro
Distance: 4.17km from the Porto do Mucuripe
|Futuro Beach (beach) -
Along the sidewalks are small stalls with fresh water to allow you to rinse off after a long day of playing in the water! Futuro Beach has many chairs which one can relax in, while eating delicious regional delicacies that vendors sell along the beach.
Many of these vendors are known among the locals as having great food, such as Crab Chico, which is frequented by lovers of the little crustacean, or Vira Su...|
Address: Praia do Futuro
Distance: 4.17km from the Porto do Mucuripe
Restaurants near to Porto do Mucuripe
Neide do Camarão is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 1.45km from Porto do Mucuripe and can be found at Av. Abolição, 4772
Iate Clube is a Appetizers restaurant that is roughly 1.45km from Porto do Mucuripe and can be found at Av. Abolição, 4813
Comodoro is a International restaurant that is roughly 1.45km from Porto do Mucuripe and can be found at Av. Abolição, 4813
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