Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
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 Marine Park aims to protect an area of production and supply of marine species, fishing rescue, study and develop sustainable fishing programs, conduct research in the fields of Biological Sciences, Tropical Marine Science and Fishing Engineering, beyond publicize and promote underwater tourism.
The selected area becomes a haven of great biological value, besides being endowed with a very fragile ecological balance. The park's name was chosen in honor of the fishermen who christened the various fishing spots such as Risca do Mar, the Risca do Meio and Risca da Terra. The depth of the Marine Park area varies from 17 to 30 meters. All formations substratum do not arise in this area, facilitating boat traffic. The visibility varies with the intensity of wind currents and usually ranges from 15 to 30 meters.
In every area of the Marine State Park Middle Stone Stripe Tourism Underwater is allowed, since all the points of concentration of marine fauna and flora are submerged, diving instruction is necessary to know the beauties of the Marine Park. The activity of reef environments diving is a growing component of tourism in the tropics. As it takes place in very fragile environments, this activity should be conducted in a responsible manner, minimizing the risks and impacts on the environment.
The Marine State Park of the Pedra da Risca do Meio is the top destination for underwater tourism in the State of Ceará, and hosts a unique biodiversity of fish and invertebrates. The Marine Park is distinguished by the quality and quantity of marine life, and its warm waters with temperatures ranging between 27 ° and 29 ° C. Visibility is considered the Caribbean, reaching up to 30 meters. Diving operators carry outputs to practice contemplative scuba diving (SCUBA) and sport fishing.
Map of Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do MeioAddress: Mucuripe, Fortaleza - Ceará
Activities near to Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
|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: 0.00km from the Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
|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: 0.32km from the Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
|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: 0.47km from the Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
|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: 0.87km from the Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
|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: 1.56km from the Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
|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: 1.97km from the Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
|Porto do Mucuripe (historical) -
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 th...|
Address: Porto do Mucuripe Cais do Porto, Fortaleza - CE
Distance: 2.06km from the Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
|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: 2.36km from the Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
|Boate Broadway (nightlife) - Hours: Varies with program
Minimum age: 18
Average age: 22 to 25
Genre: Dance / Disco / Pop
Rua Carolina Sucupira - Aldeota - Fortaleza / CE
Tel.: (85) 3224-1152|
Address: Rua Carolina Sucupira - Aldeota, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
Distance: 2.40km from the Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
|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: 2.69km from the Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
|Arena Aldeota Theater (theater) -
A private school in Ceará built the Teatro Arena Aldeota, in 1988. The theater, privately owned, has a capacity of over 400 people and is today one of the only theaters with arena shape throughout the state. The general public, as well as students and teachers have at their disposal, a space for performances, execution of projects and events.
Address: Joao Carvalho Street, 630 - Aldeota, Fortaleza - CE, 60140-140
Address: R. João Carvalho, 630 - Aldeota, Fortaleza - CE, 60140-140, Brasil
Distance: 3.05km from the Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
Restaurants near to Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio
Lobby Bar is a Appetizers restaurant that is roughly 0.27km from Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio and can be found at Av. Beira-Mar, 3980
Mucuripe Grill is a Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.27km from Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio and can be found at Av. Beira Mar, 3980
La Vilany is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 0.28km from Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio and can be found at Rua Olga Barroso, 331
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