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.

Retiro Grande Beach

Get inEdit

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.    

Get aroundEdit




  • A huge Super Frangolandia supermarket on the outskirts of the city, direction Canoa Quebrada.




Quite a few pousadas.


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