But the city beaches are not very clean; so the tourists and middleclass people take a taxi to praia do Futuro, if they want a swim.
Avenida Beira Mar follows the city praias (ca 6km) in Fortaleza.
On one side hotels, skyscrapers, restaurants and the city.
On the other side the Atlantic ocean, with sand and barracas (stalls) and a nice promenade walk.
And in the middle of Beira Mar is the aterro, a big place with sand, used for sports and concerts.
Sometimes filled with 100 000 people at a free concert, with good music.
I almost every day take a walk on Beira Mar.
It takes me one and a half hour, and is always a lot of fun.
And every day and every hour, Beira Mar shows a different face.
Sunday at noon for example, the favela people take over Beira Mar.
A big ship floating around on Beira Mar.
You just see a little bit of it.
Pay one Real and you can have outdoor training
A new nice restaurant.
A baglady, always on the same place on Beira Mar
A "silver" boy sleeping in front of everybody
The big "teatre" is used for free yoga, in the morning
Who is paying?
A copy of a MG from something like 1940
A nice lady who makes most business on Beira Mar sells food for 0.50 Real